Izumi M, et al. (2004) Localization of human Mcm10 is spatially and temporally regulated during the S phase. J Biol Chem 279(31):32569-77
Abstract: Mcm10 (Dna43) is an essential protein for the initiation of DNA replication in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Recently, we identified a human Mcm10 homolog and found that it is regulated by proteolysis and phosphorylation in a cell cycle-dependent manner and that it binds chromatin exclusively during the S phase of the cell cycle. However, the precise roles that Mcm10 plays are still unknown. To study the localization dynamics of human Mcm10, we established HeLa cell lines expressing green fluorescent protein (GFP)-tagged Mcm10. From early to mid-S phase, GFP-Mcm10 appeared in discrete nuclear foci. In early S phase, several hundred foci appeared throughout the nucleus. In mid-S phase, the foci appeared at the nuclear periphery and nucleolar regions. In the late S and G phases, GFP-Mcm10 was localized to nucleoli. Although (2)the distributions of GFP-Mcm10 during the S phase resembled those of replication foci, GFP-Mcm10 foci did not colocalize with sites of DNA synthesis in most cases. Furthermore, the transition of GFP-Mcm10 distribution patterns preceded changes in replication foci patterns or proliferating cell nuclear antigen foci patterns by 30-60 min. These results suggest that human Mcm10 is temporarily recruited to the replication sites 30-60 min before they replicate and that it dissociates from chromatin after the activation of the prereplication complex.
|Status: Published||Type: Journal Article | Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't||PubMed ID: 15136575|
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