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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287898/consequences-of-a-tight-squeeze-nuclear-envelope-rupture-and-repair
#1
Philipp Isermann, Jan Lammerding
Cell migration through tight spaces can induce substantial deformations of the nucleus and cause nuclear envelope (NE) rupture, resulting in uncontrolled exchange of nuclear and cytosolic proteins. These events can cause DNA damage and, in severe cases, nuclear fragmentation, challenging the integrity of the genomic material. Cells overcome NE ruptures during interphase by repairing the NE using components of the endosomal sorting complexes required for transport (ESCRT) machinery. Paralleling the molecular mechanism employed during NE reformation in late mitosis, ESCRT-III subunits and the associated AAA-ATPase VPS4B are recruited to NE rupture sites and help restore NE integrity...
March 13, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152343/transcriptomes-reflect-the-phenotypes-of-undifferentiated-granulocyte-and-macrophage-forms-of-hl-60-s4-cells
#2
David B Mark Welch, Anna Jauch, Jörg Langowski, Ada L Olins, Donald E Olins
In order to understand the chromatin changes underlying differential gene expression during induced differentiation of human leukemic HL-60/S4 cells, we conducted RNA-Seq analysis on quadruplicate cultures of undifferentiated, granulocytic- and macrophage-differentiated cell forms. More than half of mapped genes exhibited altered transcript levels in the differentiated cell forms. In general, more genes showed increased mRNA levels in the granulocytic form and in the macrophage form, than showed decreased levels...
February 2, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152338/dynamic-regulation-of-nuclear-architecture-and-mechanics-a-rheostatic-role-for-the-nucleus-in-tailoring-cellular-mechanosensitivity
#3
Stephen D Thorpe, David A Lee
Nuclear architecture, a function of both chromatin and nucleoskeleton structure, is known to change with stem cell differentiation and differs between various somatic cell types. These changes in nuclear architecture are associated with the regulation of gene expression and genome function in a cell-type specific manner. Biophysical stimuli are known effectors of differentiation and also elicit stimuli-specific changes in nuclear architecture. This occurs via the process of mechanotransduction whereby extracellular mechanical forces activate a number of well characterised signalling cascades of cytoplasmic origin, and potentially some recently elucidated signalling cascades originating in the nucleus...
February 2, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146370/identification-of-candidates-for-interacting-partners-of-the-tail-domain-of-dcnmcp1-a-major-component-of-the-daucus-carota-nuclear-lamina-like-structure
#4
Ryota Mochizuki, Daisuke Tsugama, Michihiro Yamazaki, Kaien Fujino, Kiyoshi Masuda
NMCP/CRWN (NUCLEAR MATRIX CONSTITUENT PROTEIN/CROWDED NUCLEI) is a major component of a protein fibrous meshwork (lamina-like structure) on the plant inner nuclear membrane. NMCP/CRWN contributes to regulating nuclear shape and nuclear functions. An NMCP/CRWN protein in Daucus carota (DcNMCP1) is localized to the nuclear periphery in interphase cells, and surrounds chromosomes in cells in metaphase and anaphase. The N-terminal region and the C-terminal region of DcNMCP1 are both necessary for localizing DcNMCP1 to the nuclear periphery...
February 1, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129029/chromosome-conformation-and-gene-expression-patterns-differ-profoundly-in-human-fibroblasts-grown-in-spheroids-versus-monolayers
#5
Haiming Chen, Laura Seaman, Sijia Liu, Thomas Ried, Indika Rajapakse
Human cells derived for in vitro cultures are conventionally grown as adherent monolayers (2 D) which do not resemble natural three dimensional (3 D) tissue architecture. We examined genome structure with chromosome conformation capture (Hi-C) and gene expression with RNA-seq in fibroblasts derived from human foreskin grown in 2 D and 3 D conditions. Our combined analysis of Hi-C and RNA-seq data shows a large number of differentially expressed genes between 2 D and 3 D cells, and these changes are localized in genomic regions that displayed structural changes...
January 27, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118111/identification-of-the-amino-acid-residues-responsible-for-stable-nucleosome-formation-by-histone-h3-y
#6
Tomoya Kujirai, Naoki Horikoshi, Yan Xie, Hiroyuki Taguchi, Hitoshi Kurumizaka
Histone H3.Y is conserved among primates. We previously reported that exogenously produced H3.Y accumulates around transcription start sites, suggesting that it may play a role in transcription regulation. The H3.Y nucleosome forms a relaxed chromatin conformation with flexible DNA ends. The H3.Y-specific Lys42 residue is partly responsible for enhancing the flexibility of the nucleosomal DNA. To our surprise, we found that H3.Y stably associates with chromatin and nucleosomes in vivo and in vitro. However, the H3...
January 24, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112995/nuclear-membrane-stretch-and-its-role-in-mechanotransduction
#7
Balázs Enyedi, Philipp Niethammer
Most research in nuclear mechanotransduction has focused on the nuclear lamina and lamin binding proteins. These structures provide mechanical stability to the nucleus, establish a link between the cytoskeleton and chromatin, and can transmit mechanical signals. At the same time, mechanical perturbations to the nucleus also affect its phospholipid membranes. In this commentary, we discuss how changes in nuclear membrane tension can mediate mechanotransduction.
January 23, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28085555/sox9-chromatin-folding-domains-correlate-with-its-real-and-putative-distant-cis-regulatory-elements
#8
Marta Smyk, Kadir Caner Akdemir, Paweł Stankiewicz
Evolutionary conserved transcription factor SOX9, encoded by the dosage sensitive SOX9 gene on chromosome 17q24.3, plays an important role in development of multiple organs, including bones and testes. Heterozygous point mutations and genomic copy-number variant (CNV) deletions involving SOX9 have been reported in patients with campomelic dysplasia (CD), a skeletal malformation syndrome often associated with male-to-female sex reversal. Balanced and unbalanced structural genomic variants with breakpoints mapping up to 1...
January 13, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072566/guard-the-guardian-a-crl4-ligase-stands-watch-over-histone-production
#9
Fabienne Lampert, Mia M L Brodersen, Matthias Peter
Histones are evolutionarily conserved proteins that together with DNA constitute eukaryotic chromatin in a defined stoichiometry. Core histones are dynamic scaffolding proteins that undergo a myriad of post-translational modifications, which selectively engage chromosome condensation, replication, transcription and DNA damage repair. Cullin4-RING ubiquitin E3 ligases are known to hold pivotal roles in a wide spectrum of chromatin biology ranging from chromatin remodeling and transcriptional repression, to sensing of cytotoxic DNA lesions...
January 10, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071978/nup82-functions-redundantly-with-nup136-in-a-salicylic-acid-dependent-defense-response-of-arabidopsis-thaliana
#10
Kentaro Tamura, Yoichiro Fukao, Noriyuki Hatsugai, Fumiaki Katagiri, Ikuko Hara-Nishimura
The nuclear pore complex (NPC) comprises more than 30 nucleoporins (Nups). NPC mediates macromolecular trafficking between the nucleoplasm and the cytoplasm, but specific roles of individual Nups are poorly understood in higher plants. Here, we show that the novel nucleoporin unique to angiosperm plants (designated as Nup82) functions in a salicylic acid-dependent defense in a redundant manner with Nup136, which is a component of the nuclear basket in the NPC. Arabidopsis thaliana Nup82 had a similar amino acid sequence to the N-terminal half of Nup136 and a Nup82-GFP fusion was localized on the nuclear envelope...
January 10, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068183/nucleolar-aggresomes-mediate-release-of-pericentric-heterochromatin-and-nuclear-destruction-of-genotoxically-treated-cancer-cells
#11
Kristine Salmina, Anda Huna, Inna Inashkina, Alexander Belyayev, Jekabs Krigerts, Ladislava Pastova, Alejandro Vazquez-Martin, Jekaterina Erenpreisa
The role of the nucleolus and autophagy in maintenance of nuclear integrity is poorly understood. In addition, the mechanisms of nuclear destruction in cancer cells senesced after conventional chemotherapy are unclear. In an attempt to elucidate these issues, we studied teratocarcinoma PA1 cells treated with Etoposide (ETO), focusing on the nucleolus. Following treatment, most cells enter G2 arrest, display persistent DNA damage and activate p53, senescence, and macroautophagy markers. 2-5 µm sized nucleolar aggresomes (NoA) containing fibrillarin (FIB) and damaged rDNA, colocalised with ubiquitin, pAMPK, and LC3-II emerge, accompanied by heterochromatin fragments, when translocated perinuclearly...
January 9, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060565/paraspeckles-as-rhythmic-nuclear-mrna-anchorages-responsible-for-circadian-gene-expression
#12
Manon Torres, Denis Becquet, Marie-Pierre Blanchard, Séverine Guillen, Bénédicte Boyer, Mathias Moreno, Jean-Louis Franc, Anne-Marie François-Bellan
Circadian clocks regulate rhythmic gene expression levels by means of mRNA oscillations that are mainly driven by post-transcriptional regulation. We identified a new post-transcriptional mechanism, which involves nuclear bodies called paraspeckles. Major components of paraspeckles including the long noncoding RNA Neat1, which is the structural component, and its major protein partners, as well as the number of paraspeckles, follow a circadian pattern in pituitary cells. Paraspeckles are known to retain within the nucleus RNAs containing inverted repeats of Alu sequences...
January 6, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060558/the-connection-between-brg1-ctcf-and-topoisomerases-at-tad-boundaries
#13
A Rasim Barutcu, Jane B Lian, Janet L Stein, Gary S Stein, Anthony N Imbalzano
The eukaryotic genome is partitioned into topologically associating domains (TADs). Despite recent advances characterizing TADs and TAD boundaries, the organization of these structures is an important dimension of genome architecture and function that is not well understood. Recently, we demonstrated that knockdown of BRG1, an ATPase driving the chromatin remodeling activity of mammalian SWI/SNF enzymes, globally alters long-range genomic interactions and results in a reduction of TAD boundary strength. We provided evidence suggesting that this effect may be due to BRG1 affecting nucleosome occupancy around CTCF sites present at TAD boundaries...
January 6, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060557/control-of-nuclear-organization-by-f-actin-binding-proteins
#14
Karin Pfisterer, Asier Jayo, Maddy Parsons
The regulation of nuclear shape and deformability is a key factor in controlling diverse events from embryonic development to cancer cell metastasis, but the mechanisms governing this process are still unclear. Our recent study demonstrated an unexpected role for the F-actin bundling protein fascin in controlling nuclear plasticity through a direct interaction with Nesprin-2. Nesprin-2 is a component of the LINC complex that is known to couple the F-actin cytoskeleton to the nuclear envelope. We demonstrated that fascin, which is predominantly associated with peripheral F-actin rich filopodia, binds directly to Nesprin-2 at the nuclear envelope in a range of cell types...
January 6, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045584/epigenetic-countermarks-in-mitotic-chromosome-condensation
#15
Karel H M van Wely, Carmen Mora Gallardo, Kendra R Vann, Tatiana G Kutateladze
Mitosis in metazoans is characterized by abundant phosphorylation of histone H3 and involves the recruitment of condensin complexes to chromatin. The relationship between the 2 phenomena and their respective contributions to chromosome condensation in vivo remain poorly understood. Recent studies have shown that H3T3 phosphorylation decreases binding of histone readers to methylated H3K4 in vitro and is essential to displace the corresponding proteins from mitotic chromatin in vivo. Together with previous observations, these data provide further evidence for a role of mitotic histone H3 phosphorylation in blocking transcriptional programs or preserving the 'memory' PTMs...
January 3, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032817/the-brca1-ubiquitin-ligase-function-sets-a-new-trend-for-remodelling-in-dna-repair
#16
Ruth M Densham, Joanna R Morris
The protein product of the breast and ovarian cancer gene, BRCA1, is part of an obligate heterodimer with BARD1. Together these RING bearing proteins act as an E3 ubiquitin ligase. Several functions have been attributed to BRCA1 that contribute to genome integrity but which of these, if any, require this enzymatic function was unclear. Here we review recent studies clarifying the role of BRCA1 E3 ubiquitin ligase in DNA repair. Perhaps the most surprising finding is the narrow range of BRCA1 functions this activity relates to...
December 29, 2016: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125396/current-insights-into-lmna-cardiomyopathies-existing-models-and-missing-lincs
#17
Daniel Brayson, Catherine M Shanahan
The nuclear lamina is a critical structural domain for the maintenance of genomic stability and whole-cell mechanics. Mutations in the LMNA gene, which encodes nuclear A-type lamins lead to the disruption of these key cellular functions, resulting in a number of devastating diseases known as laminopathies. Cardiomyopathy is a common laminopathy and is highly penetrant with poor prognosis. To date, cell mechanical instability and dysregulation of gene expression have been proposed as the main mechanisms driving cardiac dysfunction, and indeed discoveries in these areas have provided some promising leads in terms of therapeutics...
January 2, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125395/editorial-for-the-seb-brighton-special-issue-dynamic-organization-of-the-nucleus
#18
David Evans, Iris Meier, Katja Graumann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045568/tissue-specific-nets-alter-genome-organization-and-regulation-even-in-a-heterologous-system
#19
Jose I de Las Heras, Nikolaj Zuleger, Dzmitry G Batrakou, Rafal Czapiewski, Alastair R W Kerr, Eric C Schirmer
Different cell types exhibit distinct patterns of 3D genome organization that correlate with changes in gene expression in tissue and differentiation systems. Several tissue-specific nuclear envelope transmembrane proteins (NETs) have been found to influence the spatial positioning of genes and chromosomes that normally occurs during tissue differentiation. Here we study 3 such NETs: NET29, NET39, and NET47, which are expressed preferentially in fat, muscle and liver, respectively. We found that even when exogenously expressed in a heterologous system they can specify particular genome organization patterns and alter gene expression...
January 2, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033038/mgo3-and-gip1-act-synergistically-for-the-maintenance-of-centromeric-cohesion
#20
Morgane Batzenschlager, Anne-Catherine Schmit, Etienne Herzog, Joerg Fuchs, Veit Schubert, Guy Houlné, Marie-Edith Chabouté
The control of genomic maintenance during S phase is crucial in eukaryotes. It involves the establishment of sister chromatid cohesion, ensuring faithful chromosome segregation, as well as proper DNA replication and repair to preserve genetic information. In animals, nuclear periphery proteins - including inner nuclear membrane proteins and nuclear pore-associated components - are key factors which regulate DNA integrity. Corresponding functional homologues are not so well known in plants which may have developed specific mechanisms due to their sessile life...
January 2, 2017: Nucleus
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