Keratins Are Going Nuclear

Ryan P. Hobbs, Justin T. Jacob, Pierre A. Coulombe

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Previously thought to reside exclusively in the cytoplasm, the cytoskeletal protein keratin 17 (K17) has been recently identified inside the nucleus of tumor epithelial cells with a direct impact on cell proliferation and gene expression. We comment on fundamental questions raised by this new finding and the associated significance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-233
Number of pages7
JournalDevelopmental Cell
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 8 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Biology
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology


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