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In response to oxidative stress, cells decide whether to mount a survival or cell death response. The conserved cyclin C and its kinase partner Cdk8 play a key role in this decision. Both are members of the Cdk8 kinase module, which, with Med12 and Med13, associate with the core mediator complex of RNA polymerase II. In


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Stieg DC, Willis SD, Ganesan V, Ong KL, Scuorzo J, Song M, Grose J, Strich R, Cooper KF. A complex molecular switch directs stress-induced cyclin C nuclear release through SCFGrr1-mediated degradation of Med13. Mol Biol Cell. 2018 Feb 1;29(3):363-375.. Epub 2017 Dec 6. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E17-08-0493. PMID: 29212878. PMCID: PMC5996960.