Plugging it in: signaling circuits and the yeast cell cycle

Curr Opin Cell Biol. 1996 Apr;8(2):223-30. doi: 10.1016/s0955-0674(96)80069-x.


Signal transduction pathways provide the means to transmit information and elicit specific responses. Modulation of the cell cycle machinery is one such response. Molecular genetic approaches with budding yeast have been instrumental in elucidating the components of these complex signaling pathways and the inter-relationships among these components. Recent progress has revealed pathways that link extracellular signals with the machinery governing both cell cycle progression and morphogenesis. The nature of the interface between nutritional and checkpoint signals with the cell cycle apparatus is just now emerging.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Cycle / physiology*
  • Cyclic AMP / metabolism
  • Fungal Proteins / metabolism
  • Haploidy
  • Humans
  • Pheromones / metabolism
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae / cytology
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae / physiology*
  • Signal Transduction / physiology*


  • Fungal Proteins
  • Pheromones
  • Cyclic AMP