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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960120/defining-the-epichromatin-epitope
#1
Travis J Gould, Katalin Tóth, Norbert Mücke, Jörg Langowski, Alexandra S Hakusui, Ada L Olins, Donald E Olins
Epichromatin is identified by immunostaining fixed and permeabilized cells with particular bivalent anti-nucleosome antibodies (mAbs PL2-6 and 1H6). During interphase, epichromatin resides adjacent to the inner nuclear membrane; during mitosis, at the outer surface of mitotic chromosomes. By STED (stimulated emission depletion) microscopy, PL2-6 stained interphase epichromatin is ∼76 nm thick and quite uniform; mitotic epichromatin is more variable in thickness, exhibiting a "wrinkled" surface with an average thickness of ∼78 nm...
September 29, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934014/nucleoplasmic-nup98-controls-gene-expression-by-regulating-a-dexh-d-box-protein
#2
Juliana S Capitanio, Ben Montpetit, Richard W Wozniak
The nucleoporin Nup98 has been linked to the regulation of transcription and RNA metabolism, (1-3) but the mechanisms by which Nup98 contributes to these processes remains largely undefined. Recently, we uncovered interactions between Nup98 and several DExH/D-box proteins (DBPs), a protein family well-known for modulating gene expression and RNA metabolism. (4-6) Analysis of Nup98 and one of these DBPs, DHX9, showed that they directly interact, their association is facilitated by RNA, and Nup98 binding stimulates DHX9 ATPase activity...
September 21, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914588/interstitial-telomeric-repeats-associated-dna-breaks
#3
Olga Shubernetskaya, Dmitry Skvortsov, Sergey Evfratov, Maria Rubtsova, Elena Belova, Olga Strelkova, Varvara Cherepaninets, Oxana Zhironkina, Alexey Olovnikov, Maria Zvereva, Olga Dontsova, Igor Kireev
During a cell's lifespan, DNA break formation is a common event, associated with many processes, from replication to apoptosis. Most of DNA breaks are readily repaired, but some are meant to persist in time, such as the chromosome ends, protected by telomeres. Besides them, eukaryotic genomes comprise shorter stretches of interstitial telomeric repeats. We assumed that the latter may also be associated with the formation of DNA breaks meant to persist in time. In zebrafish and mouse embryos, cells containing numerous breakage foci were identified...
September 15, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910577/subnuclear-distribution-of-proteins-links-with-genome-architecture
#4
Fouziya R Shah, Younus A Bhat, Ajazul H Wani
Metazoan genomes have a hierarchal 3-dimensional (3D) organization scaling from nucleosomes, loops, topologically associating domains (TADs), compartments, to chromosome territories. The 3D organization of genome has been linked with development, differentiation and disease. However, the principles governing the 3D chromatin architecture are just beginning to get unraveled. The nucleus has very high concentration of proteins and these proteins are either diffusely distributed throughout the nucleus, or aggregated in the form of foci/bodies/clusters/speckles or in combination of both...
September 14, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910574/o-glcnacylation-of-boundary-element-associated-factor-beaf-32-in-drosophila-melanogaster-correlates-with-active-histone-marks-at-the-promoters-of-its-target-genes
#5
Debaditya De, Satish Kallappagoudar, Jae-Min Lim, Rashmi U Pathak, Rakesh K Mishra
Boundary Element-Associated Factor 32 (BEAF 32) is a sequence specific DNA binding protein involved in functioning of chromatin domain boundaries in Drosophila. Several studies also show it to be involved in transcriptional regulation of a large number of genes, many of which are annotated to have cell cycle, development and differentiation related function. Since post-translational modifications (PTMs) of proteins add to their functional capacity, we investigated the PTMs on BEAF 32. The protein is known to be phosphorylated and O-GlcNAcylated...
September 14, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910569/hierarchical-recruitment-of-polycomb-complexes-revisited
#6
Eshagh Dorafshan, Tatyana G Kahn, Yuri B Schwartz
Polycomb Group (PcG) proteins epigenetically repress key developmental genes and thereby control alternative cell fates. PcG proteins act as complexes that can modify histones and these histone modifications play a role in transmitting the "memory" of the repressed state as cells divide. Here we consider mainstream models that link histone modifications to hierarchical recruitment of PcG complexes and compare them to results of a direct test of interdependence between PcG complexes for recruitment to Drosophila genes...
September 14, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892406/moving-and-stopping-regulation-of-chromosome-movement-to-promote-meiotic-chromosome-pairing-and-synapsis
#7
Benjamin Alleva, Sarit Smolikove
Meiosis is a specialized cellular division occurring in organisms capable of sexual reproduction that leads to the formation of gametes containing half of the original chromosome number. During the earliest stage of meiosis, prophase I, pairing of homologous chromosomes is achieved in preparation for their proper distribution in the coming divisions. An important question is how do homologous chromosomes find each other and establish pairing interactions. Early studies demonstrated that chromosomes are dynamic in nature and move during this early stage of meiosis...
September 11, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857661/identification-of-novel-rna-isoforms-of-lmna
#8
Emily DeBoy, Madaiah Puttaraju, Parthav Jailwala, Manjula Kasoji, Maggie Cam, Tom Misteli
The nuclear lamina is a proteinaceous meshwork situated underneath the inner nuclear membrane and is composed of nuclear lamin proteins, which are type-V intermediate filaments. The LMNA gene gives rise to lamin A and lamin C through alternative splicing. Mutations in LMNA cause multiple diseases known as laminopathies, including Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS), a premature aging disorder caused by a point mutation that activates a cryptic 5' splice site in exon 11, resulting in a 150 bp deletion in the LMNA mRNA and the production of the dominant lamin A isoform progerin...
August 31, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816581/novel-functions-for-chromatin-dynamics-in-mrna-biogenesis-beyond-transcription
#9
Catherine Dargemont, Anna Babour
The first step of gene expression results in the production of mRNA ribonucleoparticles (mRNPs) that are exported to the cytoplasm via the NPC for translation into the cytoplasm. During this process, the mRNA molecule synthesized by RNA polymerase II (Pol II) undergoes extensive maturation, folding and packaging events that are intimately coupled to its synthesis. All these events take place in a chromatin context and it is therefore not surprising that a growing number of studies recently reported specific contributions of chromatin dynamics to various steps of mRNP biogenesis...
August 17, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816576/a-demethylation-deficient-isoform-of-the-lysine-demethylase-kdm2a-interacts-with-pericentromeric-heterochromatin-in-an-hp1a-dependent-manner
#10
Dijana Lađinović, Jitka Novotná, Soňa Jakšová, Ivan Raška, Tomáš Vacík
Histone modifications have a profound impact on the chromatin structure and gene expression and their correct establishment and recognition is essential for correct cell functioning. Malfunction of histone modifying proteins is associated with developmental defects and diseases and detailed characterization of these proteins is therefore very important. The lysine specific demethylase KDM2A is a CpG island binding protein that has been studied predominantly for its ability to regulate CpG island-associated gene promoters by demethylating their H3K36me2...
August 17, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745542/the-4d-nucleome-in-krak%C3%A3-w-prospects-for-an-emerging-field
#11
Jurek Dobrucki, Noriko Saitoh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 26, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696859/nucleoporins-redistribute-inside-the-nucleus-after-cell-cycle-arrest-induced-by-histone-deacetylases-inhibition
#12
Miguel Pérez-Garrastachu, Jon Arluzea, Ricardo Andrade, Alejandro Díez-Torre, Marta Urtizberea, Margarita Silió, Juan Aréchaga
Nucleoporins are the main components of the nuclear-pore complex (NPC) and were initially considered as mere structural elements embedded in the nuclear envelope, being responsible for nucleocytoplasmic transport. Nevertheless, several recent scientific reports have revealed that some nucleoporins participate in nuclear processes such as transcription, replication, DNA repair and chromosome segregation. Thus, the interaction of NPCs with chromatin could modulate the distribution of chromosome territories relying on the epigenetic state of DNA...
July 11, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696814/ddx19-links-mrna-nuclear-export-with-progression-of-transcription-and-replication-and-suppresses-genomic-instability-upon-dna-damage-in-proliferating-cells
#13
Dana Hodroj, Kamar Serhal, Domenico Maiorano
The DEAD-box Helicase 19 (Ddx19) gene codes for an RNA helicase involved in both mRNA (mRNA) export from the nucleus into the cytoplasm and in mRNA translation. In unperturbed cells, Ddx19 localizes in the cytoplasm and at the cytoplasmic face of the nuclear pore. Here we review recent findings related to an additional Ddx19 function in the nucleus in resolving RNA:DNA hybrids (R-loops) generated during collision between transcription and replication, and upon DNA damage. Activation of a DNA damage response pathway dependent upon the ATR kinase, a major regulator of replication fork progression, stimulates translocation of the Ddx19 protein from the cytoplasm into the nucleus...
July 11, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686487/nanoscale-invaginations-of-the-nuclear-envelope-shedding-new-light-on-wormholes-with-elusive-function
#14
Ingmar Schoen, Lina Aires, Jonas Ries, Viola Vogel
Recent advances in fluorescence microscopy have opened up new possibilities to investigate chromosomal and nuclear 3D organization on the nanoscale. We here discuss their potential for elucidating topographical details of the nuclear. Single molecule localization microscopy (SMLM) in combination with immunostainings of lamina proteins readily reveals tube-like invaginations with a diameter of 100-500 nm. Although these invaginations have been established as a frequent and general feature of interphase nuclei across different cell types, their formation mechanism and function have remained largely elusive...
July 7, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901826/nuclear-networking
#15
Wei Xie, Brian Burke
Nuclear lamins are intermediate filament proteins that represent important structural components of metazoan nuclear envelopes (NEs). By combining proteomics and superresolution microscopy, we recently reported that both A- and B-type nuclear lamins form spatially distinct filament networks at the nuclear periphery of mouse fibroblasts. In particular, A-type lamins exhibit differential association with nuclear pore complexes (NPCs). Our studies reveal that the nuclear lamina network in mammalian somatic cells is less ordered and more complex than that of amphibian oocytes, the only other system in which the lamina has been visualized at high resolution...
July 4, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708960/j%C3%A3-rg-langowski-1955-2017
#16
Thoru Pederson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 4, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622108/fluctuations-of-pol-i-and-fibrillarin-contents-of-the-nucleoli
#17
M Hornáček, L Kováčik, T Mazel, D Cmarko, E Bártová, I Raška, E Smirnov
Nucleoli are formed on the basis of ribosomal DNA (rDNA) clusters called Nucleolus Organizer Regions (NORs). Each NOR contains multiple genes coding for RNAs of the ribosomal particles. The prominent components of the nucleolar ultrastructure, fibrillar centers (FC) and dense fibrillar components (DFC), together compose FC/DFC units. These units are centers of rDNA transcription by RNA polymerase I (pol I), as well as the early processing events, in which an essential role belongs to fibrillarin. Each FC/DFC unit probably corresponds to a single transcriptionally active gene...
July 4, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557611/lamin-a-and-microtubules-collaborate-to-maintain-nuclear-morphology
#18
Zeshan Tariq, Haoyue Zhang, Alexander Chia-Liu, Yang Shen, Yantenew Gete, Zheng-Mei Xiong, Claire Tocheny, Leonard Campanello, Di Wu, Wolfgang Losert, Kan Cao
Lamin A (LA) is a critical structural component of the nuclear lamina. Mutations within the LA gene (LMNA) lead to several human disorders, most striking of which is Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS), a premature aging disorder. HGPS cells are best characterized by an abnormal nuclear morphology known as nuclear blebbing, which arises due to the accumulation of progerin, a dominant mutant form of LA. The microtubule (MT) network is known to mediate changes in nuclear morphology in the context of specific events such as mitosis, cell polarization, nucleus positioning and cellular migration...
July 4, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463551/comparative-interactomics-provides-evidence-for-functional-specialization-of-the-nuclear-pore-complex
#19
Samson O Obado, Mark C Field, Michael P Rout
The core architecture of the eukaryotic cell was established well over one billion years ago, and is largely retained in all extant lineages. However, eukaryotic cells also possess lineage-specific features, frequently keyed to specific functional requirements. One quintessential core eukaryotic structure is the nuclear pore complex (NPC), responsible for regulating exchange of macromolecules between the nucleus and cytoplasm as well as acting as a nuclear organizational hub. NPC architecture has been best documented in one eukaryotic supergroup, the Opisthokonts (e...
July 4, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448740/sequencing-on-the-solid-5500xl-system-in-depth-characterization-of-the-gc-bias
#20
Simone Roeh, Peter Weber, Monika Rex-Haffner, Jan M Deussing, Elisabeth B Binder, Mira Jakovcevski
Different types of sequencing biases have been described and subsequently improved for a variety of sequencing systems, mostly focusing on the widely used Illumina systems. Similar studies are missing for the SOLiD 5500xl system, a sequencer which produced many data sets available to researchers today. Describing and understanding the bias is important to accurately interpret and integrate these published data in various ongoing research projects. We report a particularly strong GC bias for this sequencing system when analyzing a defined gDNA mix of 5 microbes with a wide range of different GC contents (20-72%) when comparing to the expected distribution and Illumina MiSeq data from the same DNA pool...
July 4, 2017: Nucleus
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