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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18(9), 1884; doi:10.3390/ijms18091884

Kinases Involved in Both Autophagy and Mitosis

High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031, China
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Received: 16 August 2017 / Revised: 25 August 2017 / Accepted: 25 August 2017 / Published: 31 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Kinase Signal Transduction 2017)
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Abstract

Both mitosis and autophagy are highly regulated dynamic cellular processes and involve various phosphorylation events catalysed by kinases, which play vital roles in almost all physiological and pathological conditions. Mitosis is a key event during the cell cycle, in which the cell divides into two daughter cells. Autophagy is a process in which the cell digests its own cellular contents. Although autophagy regulation has mainly been studied in asynchronous cells, increasing evidence indicates that autophagy is in fact tightly regulated in mitosis. Here in this review, we will discuss kinases that were originally identified to be involved in only one of either mitosis or autophagy, but were later found to participate in both processes, such as CDKs (cyclin-dependent kinases), Aurora kinases, PLK-1 (polo-like kinase 1), BUB1 (budding uninhibited by benzimidazoles 1), MAPKs (mitogen-activated protein kinases), mTORC1 (mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1), AMPK (AMP-activated protein kinase), PI3K (phosphoinositide-3 kinase) and protein kinase B (AKT). By focusing on kinases involved in both autophagy and mitosis, we will get a more comprehensive understanding about the reciprocal regulation between the two key cellular events, which will also shed light on their related therapeutic investigations. View Full-Text
Keywords: kinases; autophagy; mitosis; cyclin-dependent kinases; Aurora; polo-like kinases kinases; autophagy; mitosis; cyclin-dependent kinases; Aurora; polo-like kinases
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Li, Z.; Zhang, X. Kinases Involved in Both Autophagy and Mitosis. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18, 1884.

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