"Maturation-Promoting Factor" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Protein kinase that drives both the mitotic and meiotic cycles in all eukaryotic organisms. In meiosis it induces immature oocytes to undergo meiotic maturation. In mitosis it has a role in the G2/M phase transition. Once activated by CYCLINS; MPF directly phosphorylates some of the proteins involved in nuclear envelope breakdown, chromosome condensation, spindle assembly, and the degradation of cyclins. The catalytic subunit of MPF is PROTEIN P34CDC2.
- Maturation-Promoting Factor
- Maturation Promoting Factor
- Histone H1 Kinase, M-Phase-Specific
- Histone H1 Kinase, M Phase Specific
- Mitosis-Promoting Factor
- Mitosis Promoting Factor
- Histone H1 Kinase, Growth-Associated
- Histone H1 Kinase, Growth Associated
- M Phase-Promoting Factor
- M Phase Promoting Factor
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