We report the characterization of the dominant-negative CLA4t allele of the budding yeast CLA4 gene, encoding a member of the PAK family of protein kinases, which, together with its homologue STE20, plays an essential role in promoting budding and cytokinesis. Overproduction of the Cla4t protein likely inhibits both endogenous Cla4 and Ste20 and causes a delay in the onset of anaphase that correlates with inactivation of Cdc20/APC-dependent proteolysis of both the cyclinB Clb2 and securin. Although the precise mechanism of APC inhibition by Cla4t remains to be elucidated, our results suggest that Cla4 and Ste20 may regulate the first wave of cyclinB proteolysis mediated by Cdc20/APC, which has been shown to be crucial for activation of the Mitotic Exit Network. We show that the Cdk1-inhibitory kinase Swe1 is required for the Cla4t-dependent delay in cell cycle progression, suggesting that it might be required to prevent full Cdc20/APC and MEN activation. In addition, inhibition of PAK kinases by Cla4t prevents mitotic exit also by a Swe1-independent mechanism impinging directly on the MEN activator Tem1

Chiroli, E., Fraschini, R., Beretta, A., Tonelli, M., Lucchini, G., & Piatti, S. (2003). Budding yeast PAK kinases regulate mitotic exit by two different mechanisms. THE JOURNAL OF CELL BIOLOGY, 160(6), 857-874 [10.1083/jcb.200209097].

Budding yeast PAK kinases regulate mitotic exit by two different mechanisms

FRASCHINI, ROBERTA;TONELLI, MARIAGRAZIA;LUCCHINI, GIOVANNA;PIATTI, SIMONETTA
2003

Abstract

We report the characterization of the dominant-negative CLA4t allele of the budding yeast CLA4 gene, encoding a member of the PAK family of protein kinases, which, together with its homologue STE20, plays an essential role in promoting budding and cytokinesis. Overproduction of the Cla4t protein likely inhibits both endogenous Cla4 and Ste20 and causes a delay in the onset of anaphase that correlates with inactivation of Cdc20/APC-dependent proteolysis of both the cyclinB Clb2 and securin. Although the precise mechanism of APC inhibition by Cla4t remains to be elucidated, our results suggest that Cla4 and Ste20 may regulate the first wave of cyclinB proteolysis mediated by Cdc20/APC, which has been shown to be crucial for activation of the Mitotic Exit Network. We show that the Cdk1-inhibitory kinase Swe1 is required for the Cla4t-dependent delay in cell cycle progression, suggesting that it might be required to prevent full Cdc20/APC and MEN activation. In addition, inhibition of PAK kinases by Cla4t prevents mitotic exit also by a Swe1-independent mechanism impinging directly on the MEN activator Tem1
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cytokinesis, Mitotic Exit Network, PAK kinases, spindle checkpoint, Swe1
English
Chiroli, E., Fraschini, R., Beretta, A., Tonelli, M., Lucchini, G., & Piatti, S. (2003). Budding yeast PAK kinases regulate mitotic exit by two different mechanisms. THE JOURNAL OF CELL BIOLOGY, 160(6), 857-874 [10.1083/jcb.200209097].
Chiroli, E; Fraschini, R; Beretta, A; Tonelli, M; Lucchini, G; Piatti, S
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