Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine

Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine / 1998 / Article

Open Access

Volume 1 |Article ID 724216 | 5 pages |

Negative Control of Cell Proliferation. Growth Arrest versus Apoptosis. Role of βGBP

Received07 Jan 1997
Accepted09 Jun 1997


βGBP is a novel physiological negative growth regulator of the cell and a cytostatic factor.It is secreted by cells, and bybinding with high affinity to specific cell surface receptors. In normal cell surface receptors. In normal cells, βGBP physiologically controls transition from G0 to G1 and passage from late S phase to G2 by modulating signalling cascades activated by tyrosine Kinase receptors and by affecting transcription events.As a cytostatic Factor βGBP has a marked growth inhibitory effect on a variety of tumours including leukaemias where growth arrest is followed by the activation of apoptotic pathways and cell death.

Copyright © 1998 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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