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, 15 (3), 98-102

Okadaic Acid: A New Probe for the Study of Cellular Regulation

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Okadaic Acid: A New Probe for the Study of Cellular Regulation

P Cohen et al. Trends Biochem Sci.

Abstract

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.

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