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Genomic analysis of the eukaryotic protein kinase superfamily: a perspective

Steven K Hanks

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Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232, USA

Genome Biology 2003, 4:111  doi:10.1186/gb-2003-4-5-111

Published: 29 April 2003


Protein kinases with a conserved catalytic domain make up one of the largest 'superfamilies' of eukaryotic proteins and play many key roles in biology and disease. Efforts to identify and classify all the members of the eukaryotic protein kinase superfamily have recently culminated in the mining of essentially complete human genome data.