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Xenopus laevis early development is characterized by rapid and synchronous cleavage cycles, which consist of alternating S and M phases. At midblastula transition, zygotic transcription begins and these cleavage cycles are replaced by longer cell division cycles that include gap phases and checkpoints. Herein, we demonstrate developmentally regulated Cdc6(More)
Cdc6 performs an essential role in the initiation of eukaryotic DNA replication by recruiting the minichromosome maintenance (MCM) complex onto DNA. Using immunodepletion/add-back experiments in Xenopus egg extracts, we have determined that both Walker A (ATP binding) and Walker B (ATP hydrolysis) motifs of Xenopus Cdc6 (Xcdc6) are essential, but have(More)
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