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Bcl-2 retards cell cycle entry through p27(Kip1), pRB relative p130, and altered E2F regulation

G Vairo, TJ Soos, TM Upton, J Zalvide, JA DeCaprio, ME Ewen, A Koff, JM Adams

Molecular and Cellular Biology | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 2000


Independent of its antiapoptotic function, Bcl-2 can, through an undetermined mechanism, retard entry into the cell cycle. Cell cycle progression requires the phosphorylation by cyclin-dependent kinases (Cdks) of retinoblastoma protein (pRB) family members to free E2F transcription factors. We have explored whether retarded cycle entry is mediated by the Cdk inhibitor p27 or the pRB family. In quiescent fibroblasts, enforced Bcl-2 expression elevated levels of both p27 and the pRB relative p130. Bcl-2 still slowed G(1) progression in cells deficient in pRB but not in those lacking p27 or p130. Hence, pRB is not required, but both p27 and p130 are essential mediators. The ability of p130 to f..

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