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Cell. 1993 May 21;73(4):747-60.

FAR1 links the signal transduction pathway to the cell cycle machinery in yeast.

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Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco 94143-0448.

Abstract

Alpha factor induces arrest of yeast a cells in G1 and transcription of genes involved in mating. Prior work indicates that FUS3, a member of the MAP kinase family, and FAR1, whose molecular activity is unknown, contribute to cell cycle arrest by inhibiting G1 cyclins. Here we show that FAR1 is a substrate for FUS3 and that this phosphorylation regulates association of FAR1 with CDC28-CLN2 kinase. We show also that FAR1 is phosphorylated in vitro by the CDC28-CLN2 complex and in vivo in a CDC28-dependent manner. Mutational analysis of FAR1 reveals a correlation between its ability to associate with CDC28-CLN2 and to arrest the cell cycle. These results suggest that FAR1 protein is the link between the signaling pathway and the cell cycle machinery.

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