Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Oncogene. 2000 May 11;19(20):2447-54.

Cdc25A stability is controlled by the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway during cell cycle progression and terminal differentiation.

Author information

  • 1Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology, Temple University School of Medicine, 3307 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, PA 19140, USA.


Members of the cdc25 family are protein phosphatases that play pivotal roles in cell cycle progression. Cdc25A has been shown to be a critical regulator of the G1/S transition of mammalian cells and to be a myc-target gene with oncongenic properties. We investigated the regulation of cdc25A during terminal differentiation using myeloblastic leukemia M1 cells, that can be induced to undergo differentiation into macrophages by interleukin-6 (IL-6) treatment. In this report it is shown that cdc25A protein is degraded by the ubiquitin-proteasome machinery in both terminally differentiating and cycling cells. Cdc25A was found to have two major peaks of accumulation during cell cycle progression, one in G1 and the other in S/G2. Evidence was obtained that degradation of cdc25A by the ubiquitin-proteasome machinery in terminally differentiating myeloid cells is accelerated compared to cycling cells. Moreover, deregulated expression of c-myc in M1 cells, which had been previously shown to block terminal differentiation, was also found to block IL-6 induced degradation of cdc25A.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Nature Publishing Group
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk