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Article Info.
2002.01.31; 35(1) pp. 106~115
Title

Akt: Versatile Mediator of Cell Survival and Beyond

Authors

Dohoon Kim and Jongkyeong Chung*  

Institutions

National Creative Research Initiatives Center for Cell Growth Regulation and Department of Biological Sciences, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Taejon 305-701, Korea  

Abstract

The serine/threonine kinase Akt has been intensely studied for its role in growth factor-mediated cell survival for the past 5 years. On the other hand, the ongoing research effort has recently uncovered novel regulatory mechanisms and downstream effectors of Akt that demonstrate the involvement of Akt in other cellular functions such as cell cycle progression, angiogenesis, and cancer cell invasion/metastasis. Furthermore, recent studies using whole model organisms suggest additional roles for Akt in important diseases such as aging and diabetes. The following review addresses these recent advances in the understanding of Akt function.  

Keywords

PI3 kinase, Apoptosis, Cell cycle, Metastasis, Animal models