ROCKs: multifunctional kinases in cell behaviour

@article{Riento2003ROCKsMK,
  title={ROCKs: multifunctional kinases in cell behaviour},
  author={Kirsi Riento and Anne J. Ridley},
  journal={Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology},
  year={2003},
  volume={4},
  pages={446-456}
}
ROCKs, or Rho kinases, are serine/threonine kinases that are involved in many aspects of cell motility, from smooth-muscle contraction to cell migration and neurite outgrowth. Recent experiments have defined new functions of ROCKs in cells, including centrosome positioning and cell-size regulation, which might contribute to various physiological and pathological states. 
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