Cyclin dependent kinase inhibitor 2A (CDKN2A) also known as p16-INK-4a, belongs to the Ink4 (inhibitor of CDK4) family of CDK inhibitors. It is encoded by the gene mapped to human chromosome 9p21 within the INK4a/ alternate reading frame (ARF) locus. Human P16-INK4A is localized in both nucleus and cytoplasm, and its expression increases with ageing in skin and kidney tissues.
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Cyclin dependent kinase inhibitor 2A (CDKN2A), also known as p16-INK-4a, arrests cell cycle progression by inhibiting S-phase and promotes apoptosis. The encoded protein has anti-proliferative biological activity, and is implicated in the retinoblastoma (Rb) protein pathway. p16-INK-4a acts as a tumor suppressor and plays a vital role in ageing and cellular senescence. Increased expression of this protein might lead to various types of high grade cancers. p16-INK-4a also facilitates cell invasion and angiogenesis. Bronchial lavage P16INK4A promoter methylation might function as a potential biomarker for diagnosis of lung cancer.
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