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Oncogene. 1993 Aug;8(8):2113-8.

Cyclin G: a new mammalian cyclin with homology to fission yeast Cig1.

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Department of Molecular Genetics, Osaka University, Japan.


A new gene encoding a cyclin-like protein has been isolated from a rat fibroblast cDNA library by cross-hybridization with a mixture of c-src family proto-oncogene kinase domains as a probe. This putative cyclin, called cyclin G, contains a typical cyclin box at the N-terminus but no apparent 'destruction box' or 'PEST' sequence. Interestingly, in its C-terminus region, it has a sequence homologous with a tyrosine phosphorylation site of the epidermal growth factor receptor. Although this cyclin is phylogenetically related to HCS26 of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, it most resembles Cig1, a B-type cyclin, of Schizosaccharomyces pombe, which has been suggested to act at the G1/S phase of the cell cycle. Cyclin G mRNA is induced within 3 h after growth stimulation and remains elevated with no apparent cell cycle dependency, indicating its close association with growth stimuli but not with the cell cycle.

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