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Definition / general
- Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen
- Also called cyclin
- Nonhistone 36 kDa nuclear protein with a role in DNA synthesis, DNA repair, and cell cycle progression
- Coordinates synthesis of both leading and lagging strands at the replication fork during DNA replication
- Expression correlates with proliferation activity