Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-31-2018

Publication Title

Cell Reports

ISSN

2211-1247

Volume

24

Issue

5

First Page

1105

Last Page

1112

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.celrep.2018.06.110

PubMed ID

30067968

Abstract

Ki67 staining is widely used as a proliferation indicator in the clinic, despite poor understanding of this protein's function or dynamics. Here, we track Ki67 levels under endogenous control in single cells over time and find that Ki67 accumulation occurs only during S, G2, and M phases. Ki67 is degraded continuously in G1 and G0 phases, regardless of the cause of entry into G0/quiescence. Consequently, the level of Ki67 during G0 and G1 in individual cells is highly heterogeneous and depends on how long an individual cell has spent in G0. Thus, Ki67 is a graded rather than a binary marker both for cell-cycle progression and time since entry into quiescence.

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