A Late Mitotic Regulatory Network Controlling Cyclin Destruction in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Department of Physiology, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143-0444, USA.
Molecular Biology of the Cell (Impact Factor: 4.47). 11/1998; 9(10):2803-17. DOI: 10.1091/mbc.9.10.2803
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Exit from mitosis requires the inactivation of mitotic cyclin-dependent kinase-cyclin complexes, primarily by ubiquitin-dependent cyclin proteolysis. Cyclin destruction is regulated by a ubiquitin ligase known as the anaphase-promoting complex (APC). In the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, members of a large class of late mitotic mutants, including cdc15, cdc5, cdc14, dbf2, and tem1, arrest in anaphase with a phenotype similar to that of cells expressing nondegradable forms of mitotic cyclins. We addressed the possibility that the products of these genes are components of a regulatory network that governs cyclin proteolysis. We identified a complex array of genetic interactions among these mutants and found that the growth defect in most of the mutants is suppressed by overexpression of SPO12, YAK1, and SIC1 and is exacerbated by overproduction of the mitotic cyclin Clb2. When arrested in late mitosis, the mutants exhibit a defect in cyclin-specific APC activity that is accompanied by high Clb2 levels and low levels of the anaphase inhibitor Pds1. Mutant cells arrested in G1 contain normal APC activity. We conclude that Cdc15, Cdc5, Cdc14, Dbf2, and Tem1 cooperate in the activation of the APC in late mitosis but are not required for maintenance of that activity in G1.

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    • "It is kept inactive for much of the cell cycle by sequestration in the nucleolus. In anaphase, activation of a signaling cascade, the mitotic exit network (MEN), results in Cdc14 activation and its release into the nucleus and the cytoplasm (Jaspersen et al, 1998; Shou et al, 1999; Visintin et al, 1999; Lee et al, 2001). Once released, Cdc14 dephosphorylates numerous Cdk targets and contributes to Cdk downregulation by transcriptional activation and stabilization of the Cdk inhibitor Sic1 (Visintin et al, 1998). "
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