DNA Replication Control Through Interaction of E2F-RB and the Origin Recognition Complex

Nat Cell Biol. 2001 Mar;3(3):289-95. doi: 10.1038/35060086.

Abstract

The E2F transcription factor and retinoblastoma protein control cell-cycle progression and DNA replication during S phase. Mutations in the Drosophila dE2F1 and dDP genes affect the origin recognition complex (DmORC) and initiation of replication at the chorion gene replication origin. Here we show that mutants of Rbf (an retinoblastoma protein homologue) fail to limit DNA replication. We also show that the dDP, dE2F1 and Rbf proteins are located in a complex with DmORC, and that dE2F1 and DmORC are bound to the chorion origin of replication in vivo. Our results indicate that dE2F1 and Rbf function together at replication origins to limit DNA replication through interactions with DmORC.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Blotting, Western
  • Carrier Proteins*
  • Cell Cycle Proteins / genetics
  • Cell Cycle Proteins / metabolism
  • Cell Nucleus / metabolism
  • Chromatin / metabolism
  • DNA / metabolism
  • DNA Replication*
  • DNA-Binding Proteins / genetics
  • DNA-Binding Proteins / metabolism*
  • Drosophila Proteins*
  • Drosophila melanogaster / genetics
  • Drosophila melanogaster / physiology
  • E2F Transcription Factors
  • Female
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Macromolecular Substances
  • Models, Biological
  • Origin Recognition Complex
  • Ovarian Follicle / cytology
  • Ovarian Follicle / growth & development
  • Ovarian Follicle / physiology
  • Precipitin Tests
  • Protein Structure, Tertiary
  • Retinoblastoma Protein / genetics
  • Retinoblastoma Protein / metabolism*
  • Retinoblastoma-Binding Protein 1
  • Trans-Activators*
  • Transcription Factors / genetics
  • Transcription Factors / metabolism*

Substances

  • Carrier Proteins
  • Cell Cycle Proteins
  • Chromatin
  • DNA-Binding Proteins
  • Dp transcription factor, Drosophila
  • Drosophila Proteins
  • E2F Transcription Factors
  • Macromolecular Substances
  • Origin Recognition Complex
  • Retinoblastoma Protein
  • Retinoblastoma-Binding Protein 1
  • Trans-Activators
  • Transcription Factors
  • DNA