What is the name of the chemicals that regulate the cell cycle?


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Cyclins are the chemicals that regulate the cell cycle. They are part of the family of proteins. There are various types of cyclins, cyclin A, cyclin D, cylcin T, cyclin E and more.

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A cell cycle's progress is generally hampered by two key issues, alternation and completion. Cyclin-dependent kinases or CDKs, which are enzymes, help in the solution of these issues. Cyclins attach themselves to CDKs and make them operative.

A cell's cycle is comprised of four phases, G1 and G2, which are gap phases, M phase and S phase. An example of cyclins' role is during the transition from G1 to S. Here cyclins E and D work on CDKs 4 and 2.

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