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Mol Cell. 2003 Jul;12(1):87-100.

The CCT chaperonin promotes activation of the anaphase-promoting complex through the generation of functional Cdc20.

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Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Pfotenhauerstrasse 108, 01307 Dresden, Germany.


The WD repeat protein Cdc20 is essential for progression through mitosis because it is required to activate ubiquitin ligation by the anaphase-promoting complex (APC/C). Here we show in yeast that Cdc20 binds to the CCT chaperonin, which is known as a folding machine for actin and tubulin. The CCT is required for Cdc20's ability to bind and activate the APC/C. In vivo, CCT is essential for Cdc20-dependent cell cycle events such as sister chromatid separation and exit from mitosis. The chaperonin is also required for the function of the Cdc20-related protein Cdh1, which activates the APC/C during G1. We propose that folding of the Cdc20 family of APC/C activators is an essential and evolutionary conserved function of the CCT chaperonin.

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