Timely down-regulation of the evolutionarily conserved protein kinase Swe1 plays an important role in cell cycle control, as Swe1 can block nuclear division through inhibitory phosphorylation of the catalytic subunit of cyclin-dependent kinase. In particular, Swe1 degradation is important for budding yeast cell survival in case of DNA replication stress, whereas it is inhibited by the morphogenesis checkpoint in response to alterations in actin cytoskeleton or septin structure. We show that the lack of the Dma1 and Dma2 ubiquitin ligases, which moderately affects Swe1 localization and degradation during an unperturbed cell cycle with no apparent phenotypic effects, is toxic for cells that are partially defective in Swe1 down-regulation. Moreover, Swe1 is stabilized, restrained at the bud neck, and hyperphosphorylated in dma1Δ dma2Δ cells subjected to DNA replication stress, indicating that the mechanism stabilizing Swe1 under these conditions is different from the one triggered by the morphogenesis checkpoint. Finally, the Dma proteins are required for proper Swe1 ubiquitylation. Taken together, the data highlight a previously unknown role of these proteins in the complex regulation of Swe1 and suggest that they might contribute to control, directly or indirectly, Swe1 ubiquitylation.

Raspelli, E., Cassani, C., Lucchini, G., & Fraschini, R. (2011). Budding yeast Dma1 and Dma2 participate in regulation of Swe1 levels and localization. MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL, 22(13), 2185-2197 [10.1091/mbc.E11-02-0127].

Budding yeast Dma1 and Dma2 participate in regulation of Swe1 levels and localization

RASPELLI, ERICA;CASSANI, CORINNE;LUCCHINI, GIOVANNA;FRASCHINI, ROBERTA
2011

Abstract

Timely down-regulation of the evolutionarily conserved protein kinase Swe1 plays an important role in cell cycle control, as Swe1 can block nuclear division through inhibitory phosphorylation of the catalytic subunit of cyclin-dependent kinase. In particular, Swe1 degradation is important for budding yeast cell survival in case of DNA replication stress, whereas it is inhibited by the morphogenesis checkpoint in response to alterations in actin cytoskeleton or septin structure. We show that the lack of the Dma1 and Dma2 ubiquitin ligases, which moderately affects Swe1 localization and degradation during an unperturbed cell cycle with no apparent phenotypic effects, is toxic for cells that are partially defective in Swe1 down-regulation. Moreover, Swe1 is stabilized, restrained at the bud neck, and hyperphosphorylated in dma1Δ dma2Δ cells subjected to DNA replication stress, indicating that the mechanism stabilizing Swe1 under these conditions is different from the one triggered by the morphogenesis checkpoint. Finally, the Dma proteins are required for proper Swe1 ubiquitylation. Taken together, the data highlight a previously unknown role of these proteins in the complex regulation of Swe1 and suggest that they might contribute to control, directly or indirectly, Swe1 ubiquitylation.
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Mitosis, Dma1/2, Swe1 degradation, Ubiquitin-ligase,
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Raspelli, E., Cassani, C., Lucchini, G., & Fraschini, R. (2011). Budding yeast Dma1 and Dma2 participate in regulation of Swe1 levels and localization. MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL, 22(13), 2185-2197 [10.1091/mbc.E11-02-0127].
Raspelli, E; Cassani, C; Lucchini, G; Fraschini, R
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