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Citron kinase is a cell cycle-dependent, nuclear protein required for G2/M transition of hepatocytes.

Citron Kinase (Citron-K) is a cell cycle-dependent protein regulating the G(2)/M transition in hepatocytes. Synchronization studies demonstrated that expression of the Citron-K protein starts at the late S and/or the early G(2) phase after that of cyclin B1. Expression of Citron-K is developmentally regulated. Levels of Citron-K mRNA and protein are highest in embryonic liver and gradually decrease after birth. Citron-K exists in interphase nuclei and begins to disperse into the cytoplasm at prophase. It concentrates at the cleavage furrow and midbody during anaphase, telophase, and cytokinesis, implicating a role in the control of cytokinesis. However, studies with knockouts show that Citron-K is not essential for cytokinesis in hepatocytes. Instead, loss of Citron-K causes a significant increase of G(2) tetraploid nuclei in one-week-old rat and mouse liver. In addition, Citron-K deficiency triggers apoptosis in a small subset of embryonic liver cells. In summary, our data demonstrate that Citron-K has a distinct cell cycle-dependent expression pattern and cellular localization as a downstream target of Rho-GTPase and functions in the control of G(2)/M transition in the hepatocyte cell cycle.[1]


  1. Citron kinase is a cell cycle-dependent, nuclear protein required for G2/M transition of hepatocytes. Liu, H., Di Cunto, F., Imarisio, S., Reid, L.M. J. Biol. Chem. (2003) [Pubmed]
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