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Shugoshin: From a Perspective of Clinical Disorders

Version 1 : Received: 24 March 2021 / Approved: 25 March 2021 / Online: 25 March 2021 (15:31:59 CET)

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Journal reference: BioChem 2021
DOI: 10.3390/biochem1020006


Proper and timely segregation of cellular genome is an important and a prime requirement of all cell division programmes. Mis-segregation of chromosomes and resulting aneuploidy leads to several clinical consequences. Over the years, shugoshin emerges as a key protein factor involved in the segregation of genetic material in dividing cells. Deletion or altered level of shugoshin is reported in several human malignancies, as a result, shugoshin now emerges as an important tumour associated gene and a possible target for cancer therapy. Apart from the role in cancer, recent studies also showed the involvement of shugoshin in several other clinical disorders. Through this review, we tried to highlight the clinical relevance of shugoshin.


Shugoshin; tumor suppressor; cancer; oncogene; tumour associated gene


LIFE SCIENCES, Biochemistry

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