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Genome Biol. 2006;7(4):107. Epub 2006 Apr 26.

Metabolic cycle, cell cycle, and the finishing kick to Start.

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  • Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA. bfutcher@ms.cc.sunysb.edu

Abstract

Slowly growing budding yeast store carbohydrate, then liquidate it in late G1 phase of the cell cycle, superimposing a metabolic cycle on the cell cycle. This metabolic cycle may separate biochemically incompatible processes. Alternatively it may provide a burst of energy and material for commitment to the cell cycle. Stored carbohydrate could explain the size requirement for cells passing the Start point.

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PMC1557985
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