Checkpoint Regulation of DNA Replication

  • Erik BoyeEmail author
  • Henriette C. Skjølberg
  • Beáta Grallert
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 521)


We discuss the mechanisms regulating entry into and progression through S phase in eukaryotic cells. Methods to study the G1/S transition are briefly reviewed and an overview of G1/S-checkpoints is given, with particular emphasis on fission yeast. Thereafter we discuss different aspects of the intra-S checkpoint and introduce the main molecular players and mechanisms.

Key words

Checkpoints S phase DNA replication Gel electrophoresis Chromatin binding G1 phase 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erik Boye
    • 1
    Email author
  • Henriette C. Skjølberg
  • Beáta Grallert
  1. 1.Department of Cell Biology, Institute for Cancer ResearchRikshospitalet-Radiumhospitalet Medical CentreMontebelloNorway

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