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Small heat-shock protein Hsp9 has dual functions in stress adaptation and stress-induced G2-M checkpoint regulation via Cdc25 inactivation in Schizosaccharomyces pombe.
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PMID:  22182414     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The small heat-shock protein Hsp9 from Schizosaccharomyces pombe was previously reported to be a homologue of Saccharomyces cerevisiae HSP12. Although Hsp9 is expressed in response to heat shock and nutritional limitation, its function is still not completely understood. Here, we explored the biological function of Hsp9 in S. pombe. The hsp9 gene might play a role in stress adaptation; hsp9 deletion caused heat sensitivity and overexpression induced heat tolerance. In addition, Hsp9 also contribute to cell cycle regulation in the nucleus. Δhsp9 cells grew more quickly and were shorter in length than wild-type cells. Moreover, Δhsp9 cells did not achieve checkpoint arrest under stress conditions, leading to cell death, and exhibited a short doubling time and short G2 phase. Overexpression of hsp9 induced cell cycle delay, increased the population of G2 phase cells, and rescued the phenotypes of cdc2-33, cdc25-22, Δrad24, and Δrad25 mutants, suggesting that Hsp9 probably regulates Cdc2 phosphorylation by modulating the Cdc25 activity. Indeed, immunoprecipitation experiments revealed that Hsp9 is associated with 14-3-3 and Cdc25. In Δhsp9 cells, the association of 14-3-3 with Cdc25 was weakened and Cdc2 phosphorylaton was reduced. Together, our data suggest that Hsp9 has dual functions in stress adaptation and regulating a G2-M checkpoint by the Cdc25 inactivation; this differs from S. cerevisiae HSP12, which maintains cell membrane stability under stress conditions.
Jiwon Ahn; Misun Won; Jeong-Hae Choi; Mi-Lang Kyun; Hae-Sung Cho; Hee-Moon Park; Chang-Mo Kang; Kyung-Sook Chung
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biochemical and biophysical research communications     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1090-2104     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
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Created Date:  2011-12-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372516     Medline TA:  Biochem Biophys Res Commun     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Genome Research Center, KRIBB, Daejeon 305-806, Republic of Korea; Department of Microbiology, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 305-764, Republic of Korea.
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