In the past decade, there has been a surge of research aimed at unraveling the various pathways of apoptosis. However, insight into survival pathways promises to prove equally important for our future understanding of the delicate balance between life and death of the cell. One of the key enzymes for regulating anti-apoptotic events is the protein kinase Akt. Understanding the signaling cascade mediated by this enzyme should expand our knowledge of cellular life and death.
Promega Notes 74, 21–22.
Richard Somberg, Martha O'Brien and Mary Haak-Frendscho