Aliases for CDC25C Gene
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Previous Symbols for CDC25C Gene
This gene is highly conserved during evolution and it plays a key role in the regulation of cell division. The encoded protein is a tyrosine phosphatase and belongs to the Cdc25 phosphatase family. It directs dephosphorylation of cyclin B-bound CDC2 and triggers entry into mitosis. It is also thought to suppress p53-induced growth arrest. Multiple alternatively spliced transcript variants of this gene have been described, however, the full-length nature of many of them is not known. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for CDC25C Gene
CDC25C (Cell Division Cycle 25C) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CDC25C include glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency and malaria. Among its related pathways are Akt Signaling and ERK Signaling. GO annotations related to this gene include protein kinase binding and WW domain binding. An important paralog of this gene is CDC25A.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CDC25C Gene
Functions as a dosage-dependent inducer in mitotic control. Tyrosine protein phosphatase required for progression of the cell cycle. When phosphorylated, highly effective in activating G2 cells into prophase. Directly dephosphorylates CDK1 and activates its kinase activity.
Cdc25 is a dual specificity phosphatase with three isoforms in mammalian cells - cdc25A, B and C. Cdc25 activates cdk complexes that control progression through the cell cycle. Cdc25 is also involved in the DNA damage checkpoints. Regulation of cdc25 occurs through a variety of mechanisms including phosphorylation, interaction with 14.3.3 proteins, subcellular localization and protein degradation. Cdc25B is phosphorylated and activated by aurora kinase A at the start of mitosis, and as mitosis progresses is then further phosphorylated in an auto-amplification loop, along with cdc25C, by the CDK1/cyclin B complex. Cdc25C is also phosphorylated during mitosis by PLK1, leading to greater activity of the CDK1/cyclin B complex. Similarly, Cdc25A acts during the G1/S phase of the cell cycle in concert with the CDK2/cyclin E complex. Both cdc25A and cdc25B can be activated by the DNA damage checkpoint kinase, Chk1 and thereby inhibit mitosis.