The transglutaminase family: An overview. Minireview article

S. Beninati, M. Piacentini

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The knowledge that very different processes such as normal and neoplastic cell growth, reproduction and death are dependent on the presence of adequate levels of transglutaminases (TGase: EC and that they are capable of affecting the differentiation and proliferative capability of several cell types, has prompted a multitude of researchers to study these fascinating molecules. In the following overview we intend to summarize the currently known information on the biological significance of these enzymes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-372
Number of pages6
JournalAmino Acids
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004


  • Cell death
  • Cell differentiation
  • Pathology
  • Physiology
  • Transglutaminases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Endocrinology


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