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Curr Opin Cell Biol. 1996 Dec;8(6):815-21.

Cell cycle control of replication initiation in eukaryotes.

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Imperial Cancer Research Fund, Clare Hall Laboratories, South Mimms, Hertfordshire, EN6 3LD, UK.


Studies on the initiation of DNA replication in eukaryotes have progressed recently through different approaches that promise to converge. Proteins interacting with the origin recognition complex form a prereplicative complex early in the cell cycle. The regulation of the binding of MCM/P1 proteins to chromatin plays a key role in the replication licensing system which prevents re-replication in a single cell cycle. Cyclin-dependent kinases provide an overall control of the cell cycle by stimulating S-phase entry and possibly by preventing re-establishment of prereplicative complexes in G2 phase.

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