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Non-classical Protein Ser/Thr Phosphatases: What Are They for?

A. V. Andreeva and M. A. Kutuzov*

Research School of Biological and Molecular Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, Headington, OX3 OBP Oxford, UK; fax: (44) 1865-483955; E-mail: p0071233@brookes.ac.uk

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Received June 10, 1998
Protein serine/threonine phosphatases are involved in regulation of diverse cellular functions. This review is devoted to a novel group of protein Ser/Thr phosphatases, rdgC/PP5, which has been recently discovered in animals, fungi, and plants. Their structure, location, and possible functions are discussed.
KEY WORDS: protein phosphorylation, protein Ser/Thr phosphatase, PP5, PPT, rdgC, PPEF, PP7