Okadaic acid: a new probe for the study of cellular regulation

Philip Cohen, Charles F.B. Holmes, Yasumasa Tsukitani

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    The tumour promoter okadaic acid is a potent and specific inhibitor of protein phosphatases 1 and 2A. Here we review recent studies which demonstrate that this toxin is extremely useful for identifying biological processes that are controlled through the reversible phosphorylation of proteins.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)98-102
    Number of pages5
    JournalTrends in Biochemical Sciences
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 1990

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biochemistry
    • Molecular Biology


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