A role for Y-box proteins in cell proliferation

Bioessays. 1995 Jan;17(1):9-11. doi: 10.1002/bies.950170104.


Members of the Y-box (YB) family of transcription factors are expressed in a wide range of cell types and are implicated in the regulation of a rapidly increasing number of genes. Although the biological activities of YB proteins appear to be varied, distinct patterns, relating to the timing of their expression and the identity of their target genes, are beginning to emerge. A recent report by Ito et al. focusses attention on cell proliferation and adds support to earlier suggestions that a primary function of YB proteins is to help activate growth-associated genes.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Base Sequence
  • Binding Sites
  • CCAAT-Enhancer-Binding Proteins*
  • Cell Division*
  • DNA / metabolism
  • DNA-Binding Proteins / genetics
  • DNA-Binding Proteins / metabolism*
  • Gene Expression Regulation
  • Humans
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • NFI Transcription Factors
  • Nuclear Proteins
  • Transcription Factors*
  • Y-Box-Binding Protein 1


  • CCAAT-Enhancer-Binding Proteins
  • DNA-Binding Proteins
  • NFI Transcription Factors
  • Nuclear Proteins
  • Transcription Factors
  • Y-Box-Binding Protein 1
  • YBX1 protein, human
  • DNA