cyclin

noun
cy·clin | \ˈsī-klən, ˈsi- \

Definition of cyclin 

: any of a group of proteins active in controlling the cell cycle and in initiating DNA synthesis

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This drug, eFT226, blocks translation of certain oncogenes, including MYC, BCL2, cyclin D1 and CDKs 4/6. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "San Diego cancer biotech raises $38.6 million," 24 July 2017

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1983, in the meaning defined above

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cyclin

noun
cy·clin | \ˈsī-klən, ˈsik-lən \

Medical Definition of cyclin 

: any of a group of proteins active in controlling the cell cycle and in initiating DNA synthesis

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