Metabolic regulation of the cell cycle

In Hye Lee, Toren Finkel

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There is a growing appreciation that metabolic signals are integrated and coupled to cell cycle progression. However, the molecular wiring that connects nutrient availability, biosynthetic intermediates and energetic balance to the core cell cycle machinery remains incompletely understood. In this review, we explore the recent progress in this area with particular emphasis on how nutrient and energetic status is sensed within the cell to ultimately regulate cell growth and division. The role these pathways play in normal cell function including stem cell biology is also discussed. Furthermore, we describe the growing appreciation that dysregulation of these pathways might contribute to a variety of pathological conditions including metabolic diseases and tumor formation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)724-729
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Cell Biology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2013

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Funding Information:
We are grateful to Ilsa Rovira for help with the figures. This work was supported by NIH Intramural funds.


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