The modular phosphorylation and activation of p70s6k

FEBS Lett. 1997 Jun 23;410(1):78-82. doi: 10.1016/s0014-5793(97)00323-2.


The activation of p70s6k is accompanied by a complex series of phosphorylation events. In this review we propose a model of activation which divides p70s6k into four functional modules that cooperate in leading to full enzyme activity. In the light of the model, we suggest how candidate effectors of p70s6k activation might function by directing the phosphorylation of specific sites.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cell Cycle
  • Enzyme Activation
  • Phosphorylation
  • Protein-Serine-Threonine Kinases / metabolism*
  • Ribosomal Protein S6 Kinases
  • Signal Transduction


  • Protein-Serine-Threonine Kinases
  • Ribosomal Protein S6 Kinases