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of (someone's) ilk

Of the same type, class, or kind as someone. You can bet that, down on the docks, there are a great many men of his ilk loitering about at night.
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Inhibition of the kinase activity of ILK has the potential of a broad range of clinical applications including cancer, inflammation, kidney, and eye diseases.
Researchers have found aberrations in the integrin signaling pathway in 60% of all cancers and Kinetek's scientists and collaborators have recently shown that over-activity of ILK and PKB is associated with cells found in brain, breast and prostate cancer.
ILK behaves like an oncogene and Kinetek's scientists have shown that overexpression of ILK disrupts the proper interactions between cells and the extracellular matrix as well as cell-to-cell interactions; this, in turn, induces tumor formation and stimulates cell migration.
PKB operates downstream of ILK in the integrin signaling pathway and promotes cell survival by preventing apoptosis through the expression of survival genes or suppression of pro-death genes.
While other companies are investigating proteins that are active in pathways downstream of ILK and PKB for their role in cancers, we are focusing on the targets that control and direct the subsequent activity of proteins associated with the three factors essential for tumor development -- blood vessel growth, cell proliferation and cell survival.