The transcription factor E2F interacts with the retinoblastoma product and a p107-cyclin A complex in a cell cycle-regulated manner

Cell. 1992 Jan 10;68(1):157-66. doi: 10.1016/0092-8674(92)90214-w.


E2F is a transcription factor believed to play a role in the activation of genes required for cellular proliferation. Its regulation is likely important for maintenance of G0 and for the initiation of cell growth. The retinoblastoma product (RB) forms a complex with E2F in G1 in primary and established human cells. As these cells enter S, a second E2F-containing complex appears. It contains p107, a nuclear "pocket" protein with similarities in structure and protein-binding properties to RB, and cyclin A, a cyclin believed to play a role in facilitating DNA replication. Hence, the regulation of E2F is carried out differently in G1 or S. The presence of cyclin A and a pocket protein, a possible cell growth regulator, in the same S phase-associated complex suggests a link between the function of E2F and the regulation of the DNA replication process.

MeSH terms

  • Antibodies, Monoclonal
  • Base Sequence
  • Carrier Proteins*
  • Cell Cycle Proteins*
  • Cell Cycle*
  • Cell Line
  • Cells, Cultured
  • Cloning, Molecular
  • Cyclins / metabolism*
  • DNA Replication
  • DNA-Binding Proteins*
  • E2F Transcription Factors
  • Humans
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Nuclear Proteins / metabolism*
  • Oligodeoxyribonucleotides
  • Protein Binding
  • Recombinant Fusion Proteins / metabolism
  • Retinoblastoma Protein / analysis
  • Retinoblastoma Protein / metabolism*
  • Retinoblastoma-Binding Protein 1
  • T-Lymphocytes / physiology
  • Tetrahydrofolate Dehydrogenase / genetics
  • Tetrahydrofolate Dehydrogenase / metabolism
  • Transcription Factor DP1
  • Transcription Factors / isolation & purification
  • Transcription Factors / metabolism*


  • Antibodies, Monoclonal
  • Carrier Proteins
  • Cell Cycle Proteins
  • Cyclins
  • DNA-Binding Proteins
  • E2F Transcription Factors
  • Nuclear Proteins
  • Oligodeoxyribonucleotides
  • Recombinant Fusion Proteins
  • Retinoblastoma Protein
  • Retinoblastoma-Binding Protein 1
  • Transcription Factor DP1
  • Transcription Factors
  • Tetrahydrofolate Dehydrogenase