Established and novel Cdk/cyclin complexes regulating the cell cycle and development

Results Probl Cell Differ. 2011;53:365-89. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-19065-0_16.


The identification of new members in the Cdk and cyclin families, functions for many of which are still emerging, has added new facets to the cell cycle regulatory network. With roles extending beyond the classical regulation of cell cycle progression, these new players are involved in diverse processes such as transcription, neuronal function, and ion transport. Members closely related to Cdks and cyclins such as the Speedy/RINGO proteins offer fresh insights and hope for filling in the missing gaps in our understanding of cell division. This chapter will present a broad outlook on the cell cycle and its key regulators with special emphasis on the less-studied members and their emerging roles.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Cycle / physiology*
  • Cell Cycle Proteins / physiology*
  • Cell Division / physiology*
  • Cyclin-Dependent Kinases / physiology*
  • Cyclins / physiology*
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental / physiology
  • Humans


  • Cell Cycle Proteins
  • Cyclins
  • Cyclin-Dependent Kinases