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The mitotic checkpoint complex binds a second CDC20 to inhibit active APC/C

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, November 2014
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The mitotic checkpoint complex binds a second CDC20 to inhibit active APC/C
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Nature, November 2014
DOI 10.1038/nature13911
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Daisuke Izawa, Jonathon Pines


The spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) maintains genomic stability by delaying chromosome segregation until the last chromosome has attached to the mitotic spindle. The SAC prevents the anaphase promoting complex/cyclosome (APC/C) ubiquitin ligase from recognizing cyclin B and securin by catalysing the incorporation of the APC/C co-activator, CDC20, into a complex called the mitotic checkpoint complex (MCC). The SAC works through unattached kinetochores generating a diffusible 'wait anaphase' signal that inhibits the APC/C in the cytoplasm, but the nature of this signal remains a key unsolved problem. Moreover, the SAC and the APC/C are highly responsive to each other: the APC/C quickly targets cyclin B and securin once all the chromosomes attach in metaphase, but is rapidly inhibited should kinetochore attachment be perturbed. How this is achieved is also unknown. Here, we show that the MCC can inhibit a second CDC20 that has already bound and activated the APC/C. We show how the MCC inhibits active APC/C and that this is essential for the SAC. Moreover, this mechanism can prevent anaphase in the absence of kinetochore signalling. Thus, we propose that the diffusible 'wait anaphase' signal could be the MCC itself, and explain how reactivating the SAC can rapidly inhibit active APC/C.

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Country Count As %
United Kingdom 4 2%
United States 3 1%
France 2 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
Unknown 199 94%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 70 33%
Researcher 42 20%
Student > Bachelor 30 14%
Student > Master 24 11%
Unspecified 11 5%
Other 35 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 112 53%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 60 28%
Unspecified 13 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 13 6%
Chemistry 6 3%
Other 8 4%

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