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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228548/contact-guidance-requires-spatial-control-of-leading-edge-protrusion
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G R Ramirez-San Juan, P W Oakes, M L Gardel
In vivo, geometric cues from the extra-cellular matrix (ECM) are critical for the regulation of cell shape, adhesion and migration. During contact guidance, the fibrillar architecture of the ECM promotes an elongated cell shape and migration along the fibrils. The subcellular mechanisms by which cells sense ECM geometry and translate it into changes in shape and migration direction, are not understood. Here, we pattern linear fibronectin features to mimic fibrillar ECM and elucidate the mechanisms of contact guidance...
February 22, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228547/limch1-regulates-nonmuscle-myosin-ii-activity-and-suppresses-cell-migration
#2
Yu-Hung Lin, Yen-Yi Zhen, Kun-Yi Chien, I-Ching Lee, Wei-Chi Lin, Mei-Yu Chen, Li-Mei Pai
Nonmuscle myosin II (NM-II) is an important motor protein involved in cell migration. Incorporation of NM-II into actin stress fiber provides a traction force to promote actin retrograde flow and focal adhesion assembly. However, the components involved in regulation of NM-II activity are not well understood. Here, we identified a novel actin stress fiber-associated protein, LIM and calponin-homology domains 1 (LIMCH1), which regulates NM-II activity. The recruitment of LIMCH1 into contractile stress fibers revealed its localization complementary to actinin-1...
February 22, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220174/discovery-of-s-3-hydroxyblebbistatin-and-s-3-aminoblebbistatin-polar-myosin-ii-inhibitors-with-superior-research-tool-properties
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Sigrid Verhasselt, Bart I Roman, Olivier De Wever, Kristof Van Hecke, Rik Van Deun, Marc E Bracke, Christian V Stevens
In search of myosin II inhibitors with superior research tool properties, a chemical optimization campaign of the blebbistatin scaffold was conducted in this paper. (S)-Blebbistatin is the best known small-molecule inhibitor of myosin II ATPase activity. Unfortunately, as a research tool this compound has several deficiencies: it is photolabile and (photo)toxic, has low water solubility, and its (fluorescent) precipitates interfere in (fluorescence) readouts. In view of obtaining tool compounds with improved properties, both enantiomers of a series of D-ring modified polar analogs were prepared...
February 21, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214291/segmental-distribution-of-myosin-heavy-chain-isoforms-within-single-muscle-fibers
#4
Ming Zhang, Maree Gould
Despite many studies looking at the distribution of myosin heavy chain (MHC) isoforms across a transverse section of muscle, knowledge of MHC distribution along the longitudinal axis of a single skeletal muscle fiber has been relatively overlooked. Immunocytochemistry was performed on serial sections of rat extensor digitorum longus (EDL) muscle to identify MHC types I, IIA, IIX, IIY and IIB. Sixteen fascicles which contained a total of 362 fibers were randomly and systematically sampled from the 3 EDL muscles...
February 18, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202603/tension-regulates-myosin-dynamics-during-drosophila-embryonic-wound-repair
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Anna B Kobb, Teresa Zulueta-Coarasa, Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzalez
Embryos repair epithelial wounds rapidly in a process driven by collective cell movements. Upon wounding, actin and the molecular motor non-muscle myosin II are redistributed in the cells adjacent to the wound, forming a supracellular purse string around the lesion. Purse string contraction coordinates cell movements and drives rapid wound closure. By using fluorescence recovery after photobleaching in Drosophila embryos, we found that myosin turns over as the purse string contracts. Myosin turnover at the purse string was slower than in other actomyosin networks that had a lower level of contractility...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199019/the-role-of-drebrin-in-neurons
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REVIEW
Tomoaki Shirao, Kenji Hanamura, Noriko Koganezawa, Yuta Ishizuka, Hiroyuki Yamazaki, Yuko Sekino
Drebrin is an actin-binding protein that changes the helical pitch of actin filaments (F-actin), and drebrin-decorated F-actin shows slow treadmilling and decreased rate of depolymerization. Moreover, the characteristic morphology of drebrin-decorated F-actin enables it to respond differently to the same signals from other actin cytoskeletons. Drebrin consists of two major isoforms, drebrin E and drebrin A. In the developing brain, drebrin E appears in migrating neurons and accumulates in the growth cones of axons and dendrites...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191488/measurement-of-mechanical-tension-at-cell-cell-junctions-using-two-photon-laser-ablation
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Xuan Liang, Magdalene Michael, Guillermo A Gomez
The cortical actomyosin cytoskeleton is found in all non-muscle cells where a key function is to control mechanical force (Salbreux et al., 2012). When coupled to E-cadherin cell-cell adhesion, cortical actomyosin generates junctional tension that influences many aspects of tissue function, organization and morphogenesis (Lecuit and Yap, 2015). Uncovering the molecular mechanisms underlying the generation of junctional tension requires tools for measuring it in live cells with a high spatio-temporal resolution...
December 20, 2016: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191463/substrate-stiffness-influences-doxorubicin-induced-p53-activation-via-rock2-expression
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Takahiro Ebata, Yasumasa Mitsui, Wataru Sugimoto, Miho Maeda, Keigo Araki, Hiroaki Machiyama, Ichiro Harada, Yasuhiro Sawada, Hideaki Fujita, Hiroaki Hirata, Keiko Kawauchi
The physical properties of the extracellular matrix (ECM), such as stiffness, are involved in the determination of the characteristics of cancer cells, including chemotherapy sensitivity. Resistance to chemotherapy is often linked to dysfunction of tumor suppressor p53; however, it remains elusive whether the ECM microenvironment interferes with p53 activation in cancer cells. Here, we show that, in MCF-7 breast cancer cells, extracellular stiffness influences p53 activation induced by the antitumor drug doxorubicin...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181905/the-interplay-of-stiffness-and-force-anisotropies-drive-embryo-elongation
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Thanh Thi Kim Vuong-Brender, Martine Ben Amar, Julien Pontabry, Michel Labouesse
The morphogenesis of tissues, like the deformation of an object, results from the interplay between their material properties and the mechanical forces exerted on them. Whereas the importance of mechanical forces in influencing cell behaviour is widely recognized, the importance of tissue material properties, in particular stiffness, has received much less attention. Using C. elegans as a model, we examine how both aspects contribute to embryonic elongation. Measuring the opening shape of the epidermal actin cortex after laser nano-ablation, we assess the spatiotemporal changes of actomyosin-dependent force and stiffness along the antero-posterior and dorso-ventral axis...
February 9, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179209/administration-of-anabolic-steroid-during-adolescence-induces-long-term-cardiac-hypertrophy-and-increases-susceptibility-to-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-adult-wistar-rats
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Fernando de Azevedo Cruz Seara, Raiana Andrade Quintanilha Barbosa, Dahienne Ferreira de Oliveira, Diorney Luiz Souza Gran da Silva, Adriana Bastos Carvalho, Andrea Claudia Freitas Ferreira, José Hamilton Matheus Nascimento, Emerson Lopes Olivares
Chronic administration of anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) in adult rats results in cardiac hypertrophy and increased susceptibility to myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (IR) injury. Molecular analyses demonstrated that hyperactivation of type 1 angiotensin II (AT1) receptor mediates cardiac hypertrophy induced by AAS and also induces down-regulation of myocardial ATP-sensitive potassium channel (KATP), resulting in loss of exercise-induced cardioprotection. Exposure to AAS during adolescence promoted long-term cardiovascular dysfunctions, such as dysautonomia...
February 5, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166231/the-role-of-myosin-ii-in-glioma-invasion-a-mathematical-model
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Wanho Lee, Sookkyung Lim, Yangjin Kim
Gliomas are malignant tumors that are commonly observed in primary brain cancer. Glioma cells migrate through a dense network of normal cells in microenvironment and spread long distances within brain. In this paper we present a two-dimensional multiscale model in which a glioma cell is surrounded by normal cells and its migration is controlled by cell-mechanical components in the microenvironment via the regulation of myosin II in response to chemoattractants. Our simulation results show that the myosin II plays a key role in the deformation of the cell nucleus as the glioma cell passes through the narrow intercellular space smaller than its nuclear diameter...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161413/relaxed-and-active-thin-filament-structures-a-new-structural-basis-for-the-regulatory-mechanism
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Danielle M Paul, John M Squire, Edward P Morris
The structures of muscle thin filaments reconstituted using skeletal actin and cardiac troponin and tropomyosin have been determined with and without bound Ca(2+) using electron microscopy and reference-free single particle analysis. The resulting density maps have been fitted with atomic models of actin, tropomyosin and troponin showing that: (i) the polarity of the troponin complex is consistent with our 2009 findings, with large shape changes in troponin between the two states; (ii) without Ca(2+) the tropomyosin pseudo-repeats all lie at almost equivalent positions in the 'blocked' position on actin (over subdomains 1 and 2); (iii) in the active state the tropomyosin pseudo-repeats are all displaced towards subdomains 3 and 4 of actin, but the extent of displacement varies within the regulatory unit depending upon the axial location of the pseudo-repeats with respect to troponin...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153611/phosphoglycerol-dihydroceramide-a-distinctive-ceramide-produced-by-porphyromonas-gingivalis-promotes-rankl-induced-osteoclastogenesis-by-acting-on-non-muscle-myosin-ii-a-myh9-an-osteoclast-cell-fusion-regulatory-factor
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Hiroyuki Kanzaki, Alexandru Movila, Rayyan Kayal, Marcelo H Napimoga, Kenji Egashira, Floyd Dewhirst, Hajime Sasaki, Mohammed Howait, Ayman Al-Dharrab, Abdulghani Mira, Xiaozhe Han, Martin A Taubman, Frank C Nichols, Toshihisa Kawai
Among several virulence factors produced by the periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg), a recently identified novel class of dihydroceramide lipids that contains a long acyl-chain has the potential to play a pathogenic role in periodontitis because of its higher level of tissue penetration compared to other lipid classes produced by Pg. However, the possible impact of Pg ceramides on osteoclastogenesis is largely unknown. In the present study, we report that the phosphoglycerol dihydroceramide (PGDHC) isolated from Pg enhanced osteoclastogenesis in vitro and in vivo...
January 31, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148652/calcium-signals-drive-cell-shape-changes-during-zebrafish-midbrain-hindbrain-boundary-formation
#14
Srishti U Sahu, Mike R Visetsouk, Ryan J Garde, Leah Hennes, Constance Kwas, Jennifer H Gutzman
One of the first morphogenetic events in the vertebrate brain is the formation of the highly conserved midbrain-hindbrain boundary (MHB). Specific cell shape changes occur at the point of deepest constriction of the MHB, the midbrain-hindbrain boundary constriction (MHBC), and are critical for proper MHB formation. These cell shape changes are controlled by non-muscle myosin II (NMII) motor proteins which are tightly regulated via the phosphorylation of their associated myosin regulatory light chains (MRLC)...
February 1, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139651/growing-splitting-and-stacking-myosin-ii-filaments
#15
Margaret A Titus
Spectacular images of the process of myosin II filament formation and organization in migrating cells are unveiled by super-resolution imaging. A combination of short- and long-range interactions with actin filaments is seen to play a critical role in filament partitioning and alignment into contractile actin arcs and stress fibres.
January 31, 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135003/modulation-of-skeletal-muscle-contraction-by-myosin-phosphorylation
#16
Rene Vandenboom
The striated muscle sarcomere is a highly organized and complex enzymatic and structural organelle. Evolutionary pressures have played a vital role in determining the structure-function relationship of each protein within the sarcomere. A key part of this multimeric assembly is the light chain-binding domain (LCBD) of the myosin II motor molecule. This elongated "beam" functions as a biological lever, amplifying small interdomain movements within the myosin head into piconewton forces and nanometer displacements against the thin filament during the cross-bridge cycle...
December 6, 2016: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134270/signal-mingle-micropatterns-of-bmp-2-and-fibronectin-on-soft-biopolymeric-films-regulate-myoblast-shape-and-smad-signaling
#17
Vincent Fitzpatrick, Laure Fourel, Olivier Destaing, Flora Gilde, Corinne Albigès-Rizo, Catherine Picart, Thomas Boudou
In vivo, bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP-2) exists both in solution and bound to the extracellular matrix (ECM). While these two modes of presentation are known to influence cell behavior distinctly, their role in the niche microenvironment and their functional relevance in the genesis of a biological response has sparsely been investigated at a cellular level. Here we used the natural affinity of BMP-2 for fibronectin (FN) to engineer cell-sized micropatterns of BMP-2. This technique allowed the simultaneous control of the spatial presentation of fibronectin-bound BMP-2 and cell spreading...
January 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128308/%C3%AE-v-class-integrins-exert-dual-roles-on-%C3%AE-5%C3%AE-1-integrins-to-strengthen-adhesion-to-fibronectin
#18
Mitasha Bharadwaj, Nico Strohmeyer, Georgina P Colo, Jonne Helenius, Niko Beerenwinkel, Herbert B Schiller, Reinhard Fässler, Daniel J Müller
Upon binding to the extracellular matrix protein, fibronectin, αV-class and α5β1 integrins trigger the recruitment of large protein assemblies and strengthen cell adhesion. Both integrin classes have been functionally specified, however their specific roles in immediate phases of cell attachment remain uncharacterized. Here, we quantify the adhesion of αV-class and/or α5β1 integrins expressing fibroblasts initiating attachment to fibronectin (≤120 s) by single-cell force spectroscopy. Our data reveals that αV-class integrins outcompete α5β1 integrins...
January 27, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122209/mechanochemical-signaling-directs-cell-shape-change
#19
REVIEW
Eric S Schiffhauer, Douglas N Robinson
For specialized cell function, as well as active cell behaviors such as division, migration, and tissue development, cells must undergo dynamic changes in shape. To complete these processes, cells integrate chemical and mechanical signals to direct force production. This mechanochemical integration allows for the rapid production and adaptation of leading-edge machinery in migrating cells, the invasion of one cell into another during cell-cell fusion, and the force-feedback loops that ensure robust cytokinesis...
January 24, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116732/generation-of-a-mouse-model-with-smooth-muscle-cell-specific-loss-of-the-expression-of-ppar%C3%AE
#20
Yohann Rautureau, Pierre Paradis, Ernesto L Schiffrin
An inducible tissue-specific knockout (KO) technique has been used to study the role of genes in the adult heart. This KO technique circumvents the developmental effect that could otherwise be observed in a tissue-specific KO. The peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) γ is a transcription factor that when activated has been shown to improve vascular remodeling and endothelial function in hypertensive rodents. Here we describe an inducible tissue specific KO protocol used to study the role of PPARγ in smooth muscle cells (SMC) in angiotensin (Ang) II-induced hypertension in adult mice...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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