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G3 (Bethesda). 2016 Aug 9;6(8):2531-42. doi: 10.1534/g3.116.031930.

Synthetic Physical Interactions Map Kinetochore-Checkpoint Activation Regions.

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1
The Francis Crick Institute, Mill Hill Laboratory, London, NW7 1AA, United Kingdom.
2
The Francis Crick Institute, Mill Hill Laboratory, London, NW7 1AA, United Kingdom peter.thorpe@crick.ac.uk.

Abstract

The spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) is a key mechanism to regulate the timing of mitosis and ensure that chromosomes are correctly segregated to daughter cells. The recruitment of the Mad1 and Mad2 proteins to the kinetochore is normally necessary for SAC activation. This recruitment is coordinated by the SAC kinase Mps1, which phosphorylates residues at the kinetochore to facilitate binding of Bub1, Bub3, Mad1, and Mad2. There is evidence that the essential function of Mps1 is to direct recruitment of Mad1/2. To test this model, we have systematically recruited Mad1, Mad2, and Mps1 to most proteins in the yeast kinetochore, and find that, while Mps1 is sufficient for checkpoint activation, recruitment of either Mad1 or Mad2 is not. These data indicate an important role for Mps1 phosphorylation in SAC activation, beyond the direct recruitment of Mad1 and Mad2.

KEYWORDS:

Mad1; Mad2; Mps1; SAC; kinetochore

PMID:
27280788
PMCID:
PMC4978906
DOI:
10.1534/g3.116.031930
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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