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Exp Cell Res. 1987 Sep;172(1):134-45.

Regulated arrest of cell proliferation mediated by yeast prt1 mutations.

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Department of Microbiology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.


Several temperature-sensitive cell-division-cycle (cdc) mutations differentially affect the regulatory step for cell proliferation in the yeast. Saccharomyces cerevisiae, including one mutation termed cdc63-1, which resides in a previously known gene called PRT1. Other mutations in the PRT1 gene have been shown by others to affect an initiation step in protein synthesis. Here we show that at the appropriate nonpermissive temperature each prt1 mutation can produce a uniform and concerted arrest of cell division; the prt1-1 mutation, like cdc63-1, is shown to arrest cells specifically at the regulatory step for cell proliferation. This response of cessation of cell division is different from the response of cells to an equivalent limitation of protein synthesis using cycloheximide or verrucarin A, which implies that the PRT1 gene product could separately influence both cellular growth via protein synthesis and events in the regulation of cell proliferation.

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