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Biochem Cell Biol 1992 Jan 01;7010-11:1088-96. doi: 10.1139/o92-154.
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Regulation of p105wee1 and p34cdc2 during meiosis in Schizosaccharomyces pombe.

Daya-Makin M , Szankasi P , Tang L , MacRae D , Pelech SL .


Abstract
Temperature-sensitive pat1 mutants of the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe can be induced to undergo meiosis at the restrictive temperature, irrespective of the mat1 configuration and the nutritional conditions. Using a combination of exit from stationary phase and thermal inactivation of the 52-kilodalton protein kinase that is encoded by the pat1 (also called ran1) gene, highly synchronous meiotic cultures were obtained. Synthesis and tyrosyl phosphorylation of p34cdc2 was evident during meiotic G1 and S phases. During this period there was increased expression of p105wee1, a protein kinase implicated in the tyrosyl phosphorylation of p34cdc2. Following a relatively brief G2 period, during which a reduction in the steady-state level of p105wee1 occurred, there was an approximately 19-fold increase in the histone H1 phosphotransferase activity of p34cdc2. Only a single peak of histone H1 kinase activation was observed, which implies that unlike meiosis in amphibians and echinoderms, p34cdc2 is functional only during one of the meiotic divisions in S. pombe, presumably meiosis II. Stimulation of the kinase activity of p34cdc2 was associated with its tyrosyl dephosphorylation. This is analogous to mitotic M phase and suggests parallels in the mechanism of activation of p34cdc2 during mitosis and one of the meiotic divisions in S. pombe.

PubMed ID: 1297333
Article link: Biochem Cell Biol
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