Raf-1: A kinase currently without a cause but not lacking in effects

@article{Li1991Raf1AK,
  title={Raf-1: A kinase currently without a cause but not lacking in effects},
  author={Ping Li and Kenneth W. Wood and Harvey J. Mamon and Wayne G. Haser and Tom Roberts},
  journal={Cell},
  year={1991},
  volume={64},
  pages={479-482}
}
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Biochemical analysis of torso and D-raf during Drosophila embryogenesis: implications for terminal signal transduction
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