Mammalian cell cycle progression is regulated by several protein kinases that are activated by cyclically expressed proteins called cyclins. These cyclin-dependent kinases, the prototype of which is the cdc2 mitosis- promoting kinase, are known to phosphorylate substrates the modified status of which is critical for the cell to progress into sequential phases of the cycle. Recently, a new cdc2-related protein kinase has been discovered, PISSLRE, named with respect to its homology to the cdc2 PSTAIRE amino acid domain. Here we report that by using both antisense and dominant-negative mutant constructs of PISSLRE when overexpressed in U2OS cells, a growth suppression is found. Furthermore, the dominant negative forms of PISSLRE halt cell cycle progression in G2-M. Therefore, PISSLRE is essential for cellular proliferation, and its effect is exerted in G2-M. This describes the first evidence since cdc2 of a cdc2-related kinase acting through G2-M.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research