Rose Boutros

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Cell division cycle 25 (CDC25) phosphatases regulate key transitions between cell cycle phases during normal cell division, and in the event of DNA damage they are key targets of the checkpoint machinery that ensures genetic stability. Taking only this into consideration, it is not surprising that CDC25 overexpression has been reported in a significant(More)
The CDC25 phosphatases are key regulators of normal cell division and the cell's response to DNA damage. Earlier studies suggested non-overlapping roles for each isoform during a specific cell cycle phase. However, recent data suggest that multiple CDC25 isoforms cooperate to regulate each cell cycle transition. For instance, although CDC25A was initially(More)
CDC25B is one of the three human phosphatases that activate the CDK-cyclin complexes, thereby triggering cell-cycle progression and division. Commitment to early mitotic events depends on the activation of a centrosomal pool of CDK1-cyclin-B1, and CDC25B is thought to be involved in initiating this centrosomal CDK1-cyclin-B1 activity. Centrosome-associated(More)
Cdc25B is a key regulator of entry into mitosis, and its activity and localization are regulated by binding of the 14-3-3 dimer. There are three 14-3-3 binding sites on Cdc25B, with Ser(323) being the highest affinity binding and is highly homologous to the Ser(216) 14-3-3 binding site on Cdc25C. Loss of 14-3-3 binding to Ser(323) increases cyclin/Cdk(More)
Centrosome amplification is frequently reported in human cancers, although the molecular mechanisms that are responsible for this remain unclear. There is significant evidence to support a role for cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK)-cyclin complexes in centrosome duplication. The activities of CDK-cyclin complexes are, in turn, regulated by the CDC25 family of(More)
The Cyclin-Dependent Kinase (CDK)-activating phosphatase CDC25B, localises to the centrosomes where its activity is both positively and negatively regulated by several kinases including Aurora A and CHK1. Our recent data also demonstrate a role for CDC25B in the centrosome duplication cycle and microtubule nucleation in interphase that appears to involve(More)
BACKGROUND INFORMATION CDC25 (cell division cycle 25) phosphatases function as activators of CDK (cyclin-dependent kinase)-cyclin complexes to regulate progression through the CDC. We have recently identified a pool of CDC25B at the centrosome of interphase cells that plays a role in regulating centrosome numbers. RESULTS In the present study, we(More)
The CDC25 cell cycle regulators are promising targets for new pharmacologic approaches in cancer therapy. Inhibitory compounds such as BN82685 have proven to be effective in specifically targeting CDC25 in cultured cells and in inhibiting tumor cell growth. Here, we report that BN82685 impairs microtubule dynamic instability and alters microtubule(More)
CDC25B is one of the three human phosphatases that are involved in the control of the activation of cyclin-dependent kinases. CDC25B participates in regulating entry into mitosis and appears to play a key role in the checkpoint response to DNA injury. CDC25B has been reported to be regulated by a number of kinases and controversial evidence suggests that it(More)
CDK-cyclin complexes regulate centriole duplication and microtubule nucleation at specific cell cycle stages, although their exact roles in these processes remain unclear. As the activities of CDK-cyclins are themselves positively regulated by CDC25 phosphatases, we investigated the role of centrosomal CDC25B during interphase. We report that overexpression(More)