J P Adamczewski

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Activation of the cyclin-dependent protein kinases p34cdc2 and p33cdk2 requires binding with a cyclin partner and phosphorylation on the first threonine residue in the sequence THEVVTLWYRAPE. We present evidence that this threonine residue, number 160 in p33cdk2, can be specifically phosphorylated by a cdc2-related protein kinase from Xenopus oocytes called(More)
A protein kinase activity that phosphorylates the C-terminal domain (CTD) of RNA polymerase II and is associated with the basal transcription-repair factor TFIIH (also called BTF2) resides with MO15, a cyclin-dependent protein kinase that was first found to be involved in cell cycle regulation. Using in vivo and in vitro repair assays, we show that MO15 is(More)
Extracts of activated Xenopus eggs in which protein synthesis has been inhibited support a single round of chromosomal DNA replication. Affinity-depletion of cyclin dependent kinases (Cdks) from these extracts blocks the initiation of DNA replication. We define 'S-phase promoting factor' (SPF) as the Cdk activity required for DNA replication in these(More)
The binding of cyclin A to p34cdc2 and p32cdk2 and the protein kinase activity of the complexes has been measured by cell-free translation of the corresponding mRNA in extracts of frog eggs, followed by immunoprecipitation. A variety of mutant cyclin A molecules have been constructed and tested in this assay. Small deletions and point mutations of highly(More)
MAT1, cyclin H and cdk7 are part of TFIIH, a class II transcription factor which possesses numerous subunits of which several have been shown to be involved in processes other than transcription. Two of them, XPD (ERCC2) and XPB (ERCC3), are helicases involved in nucleotide excision repair (NER), whereas cdk7, cyclin H and MAT1 are thought to participate in(More)
It has previously been shown that exocytic and endocytic membrane traffic are inhibited in mitotic mammalian cells. Here we have used a cell-free intra-Golgi transport assay supplemented with heterologous cytosols to mimic this effect in vitro. Cytosols with high histone kinase activity, made either from mitotic cells or by cyclin A treatment of interphase(More)
The C-terminal domain (CTD) of the RNA polymerase II largest subunit (RPB1) plays a central role in transcription. The CTD is unphosphorylated when the polymerase assembles into a preinitiation complex of transcription and becomes heavily phosphorylated during promoter clearance and entry into elongation of transcription. A kinase associated to the general(More)
In this paper we provide evidence that a fraction of large T antigen of simian virus 40 (SV40) interacts with cyclin A and p33cdk2 in both virus-infected and stably transformed cells. Immunoprecipitates of SV40 large T antigen from SV40-infected or SV40 large-T-antigen-transformed cells contain cyclin A, p33cdk2, and histone H1 kinase activity. Conversely,(More)
The retinoblastoma gene (Rb) product is a negative regulator of cellular proliferation, an effect that could be mediated in part at the transcriptional level through its ability to complex with the sequence-specific transcription factor DRTF1. This interaction is modulated by adenovirus E1a, which sequesters the Rb protein and several other cellular(More)
E7 is the major transforming protein of human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16). It has been found to associate with the retinoblastoma protein Rb1. We investigated whether HPV16 E7 protein was associated with other cellular proteins, in particular with those involved in cell cycle control. Immunoprecipitates from CaSki cell extracts with an anti E7 monoclonal(More)