Checkpoint Kinases

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Checkpoint kinases (Chks) are serine/threonine kinases that are involved in the control of the cell cycle. Two subtypes have so far been identified, Chk1 and Chk2. They are essential components to delay cell cycle progression in normal and damaged cells and can act at all three cell cycle checkpoints.

Chks are activated by phosphorylation. ATR kinase phosphorylates Chk1 in response to single strand DNA breaks and ATM kinase phosphorylates Chk2 in response to double strand breaks. Chks phosphorylate Cdc25 phosphatase at Ser216, which leads to Cdc25 sequestration in the cytoplasm. Therefore Cdc25 cannot remove the inhibitory phosphorylation on mitotic promoting factor (MPF) and entry into mitosis is prohibited. In addition, Chks have a role in the physiological stress of hypoxia/reoxygenation.

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Gene Species Gene Symbol Gene Accession No. Protein Accession No.
Chk1 Human CHEK1 NM_001274 O14757
Mouse Chek1 NM_007691 O35280
Rat Chek1 NM_080400 Q91ZN7
Chk2 Human CHEK2 NM_001005735 O96017
Mouse Chek2 NM_016681 Q9Z265
Rat Chek2 NM_053677 Q9R019

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