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What are the three functional aspects of the cell cycle?

1. cell growth and chromosome replication
2. chromosome segregation
3. cell division


Three major events that occur in cell cycle are what?

1. S phase: DNA replication
2. M phase: chromosome segregation and cell division
3. cytokinesis


Interphase consists of waht phases of cell cycle?

1. G1, S, G2


When does M phase occur?

1. after G2, for only 1 hour. not majority of cell life


Where are the regulatory control points that permit/inhibit cell cycle progression?

1. Start checkpoin from G1 into S phase (restriction point)
2. G2/m phase: proper chromosome alignment in metaphase
3. met-anaphase check: triggers chromatid separation and cytokinesis


What are fission yeast?

1. model organism for cell cycle study
2. grow at ends by elongation


What are budding yeast?

1. model organism of cell cycle
2. oval yeast, divide by budding


What is cdc gene?

cell-division cycle genes


What is used to activate various steps of the cell cycle?

1. cyclin dependent kinases can activate specific proteins at the proper time to induce activation


What governs the cell cycle?

cyclin-dependent kinases.
-- [cdks] does not change over time, only the activity of activating various steps


What is a cyclin?

1. protein that regulates the activity of cdks
2. [cyclins] subject to change in order to adjust activity of cdks
3. specific to the point in the cell cycle


What are the different classes of cyclins?

1. G1/S
2. S
3. M


G1/S cyclins

1. activate late G1 cdks
2. level drop in S phase, as we don't want to trigger starting DNA replication more than once


S cyclins

1. bind cdk after start
2. chromosome replication
3. high until mitosis, prevents secondary binding at replication origin or proteins


M cyclins

1. cdks stimulate mitosis entry G2/M checkpoint
2. removed mid-mitosis


The cdks have activation by cyclins, and what else has to occur in order to fully activate them?

1. cdk-activating kinase must act to remove the T-loop from the active site of the cyclin, to allow full activation of cdk


What is the function of Wee1 kinase?

1. adds inhibitory phosphate to Cdk, at the roof site. Cdk is inhibited


What is the function of cdc25?

1. removal of roof phosphate to cause activation of Cdk


What are CKI?

Cdk inhibitory proteins, second method to inhibit Cdk activity


When are CKI most commonly used?

1. G1/S and S Cdks


What is INK4?

1. CKI of G1 cell cycle phase.
2. mutation leads to hereditary melanoma


What are p53 and p21?

1. p53: tumor suppressor gene
2. p21: CKI under direct influence of p53, to stop cell division


The protein SCF-ubiquitin ligase has what role in cell cycle?

1. adds ubiquitin to proteins, to mark them for degradation
2. can add to CKI, to promote cell division
3. F box protein is rate determining factor


The activation of M-Cdk has what effect in terms of regulation?

1. positive feedback loop for activating cdc25, to remove roof phosphate from cdk
2. inhibition of Wee1 from adding roof phosphate


What triggers progression from metaphase to anaphase?

1. protein degradation
2. facilitated by APC/C (anaphase promoting complex)
3. ubiquitin ligase


What major proteins are affected during anaphase, when the APC/C is activated?

1. securin is degraded, which protects cohesin from degradation
2. cohesin is degraded, which holds the sister chromatids together until this point to allow for separation


How can cyclin-cdk activity be regulated?

1. cdk phosphorylation
2. CKI binding
3. cyclin proteolysis
4. protein ubiquitination


At what phases of cell cycle is chromosome duplication under control?

1. G1 with formation of PRE-RC, prereplicative complex
2. S phase, during replication fork formation


What assembles during G1 phase to ensure on 1 copy of DNA is made?

1. PRE-RC (prereplicative complex)
2. binds to the replication origin preventing origin proteins from binding


What assembles during S phase of cell cycle to control chromosome duplication?

1.replication forks, prevent complete trascription/copying of DNA strand


PRE-RC is preset in G1 phase, what prevents this protein from being present during S and M phase of cell cycle?

1. cdks inhibit the formation of PRE-RC during S and M phase.
2. deletion of all cdks is required before entering G1, so PRE-RC can regain function and only allow 1 round of chromosomal copying