M phase-specific phosphorylation of DNA topoisomerase IIα in HeLa cells

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Title
M phase-specific phosphorylation of DNA topoisomerase IIα in HeLa cells
Author(s)
Young Seuk Bae; Sool Ja Lee; Sang Soo Kwak
Bibliographic Citation
BMB Reports, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 27-31
Publication Year
1996
Abstract
Using topoisomerase II (topo II) isozyme-specific antibodies, we investigated the phosphorylation of topo IIα in mitotic HeLa cells. Topo lia was specifically modified in the mitotic cells, resulting in slow migration on SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. To characterize the nature of this modification, we treated the nuclear extracts prepared from the mitotic cells with alkaline phosphatase. After the treatment with alkaline phosphatase, the slowly migrated band disappeared and instead a normal (170 kDa) topo IIα band appeared. These results indicate that human topo IIα is modified at a specific site(s) in M phase by phosphorylation, supporting the possibility that M phase-specific phosphorylation of topo II is critical for mitotic chromosome condensation and segregation.
Keyword
anti-peptide antibodycell cycleDNA topoisomerase IIprotein phosphorylation
ISSN
1225-8687
Publisher
Korea Soc-Assoc-Inst
Type
Article
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