On the role of the chaperonin CCT in the just-in-time assembly process of APC/C-Cdc20
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The just-in-time hypothesis relates to the assembly of large multi-protein complexes and their regulation of activation in the cell. Here I postulate that chaperonins may contribute to the timely assembly and activation of such complexes. For the case of anaphase promoting complex/cyclosome(Cdc20) assembly by the eukaryotic chaperonin chaperonin containing Tcp1 it is shown that just-in-time synthesis and chaperone-assisted folding can synergise to generate a highly regulated assembly process of a protein complex that is vital for cell cycle progression. Once dependency has been established transcriptional regulation and chaperonin-dependency may have co-evolved to safeguard the timely activation of important multi-protein complexes. (C) 2009 Federation of European Biochemical Societies. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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FEBS LETTERS, 2010, 584 pp. 477 - 481
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