In Clinical Cancer Research this week, a team of US researchers writes that cyclin-dependent kinase 5 is amplified and over-expressed in pancreatic cancer. The team analyzed the expression of CDK5 and its activators, p35 and p39, during the progression of pancreatic cancer. The team observed amplification of CDK5, and either p35 or p39 in 67 percent of the human pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma cell lines it studied.

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