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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216371/fission-yeast-ccq1-is-a-modulator-of-telomerase-activity
#1
Christine A Armstrong, Vera Moiseeva, Laura C Collopy, Siân R Pearson, Tomalika R Ullah, Shidong T Xi, Jennifer Martin, Shaan Subramaniam, Sara Marelli, Hanna Amelina, Kazunori Tomita
Shelterin, the telomeric protein complex, plays a crucial role in telomere homeostasis. In fission yeast, telomerase is recruited to chromosome ends by the shelterin component Tpz1 and its binding partner Ccq1, where telomerase binds to the 3' overhang to add telomeric repeats. Recruitment is initiated by the interaction of Ccq1 with the telomerase subunit Est1. However, how telomerase is released following elongation remains to be established. Here, we show that Ccq1 also has a role in the suppression of telomere elongation, when coupled with the Clr4 histone H3 methyl-transferase complex and the Clr3 histone deacetylase and nucleosome remodelling complex, SHREC...
December 4, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214404/the-19s-proteasome-regulates-subtelomere-silencing-and-facultative-heterochromatin-formation-in-fission-yeast
#2
Hogyu David Seo, Chang Seob Kwon, Daeyoup Lee
Accumulating evidence shows that non-proteolytic functions of the proteasome are as crucial as its well-known proteolytic function in regulating cellular activities. In our recent work, we showed that the 19S proteasome mediates the heterochromatin spreading of centromeric heterochromatin in non-proteolytic manner. However, the involvement of the proteasome in other heterochromatin regions remained largely unknown. In the present study, we investigated the non-proteolytic role of the 19S proteasome in subtelomere and facultative heterochromatin regions...
December 6, 2017: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212877/high-speed-super-resolution-imaging-of-the-proteins-in-fission-yeast-clathrin-mediated-endocytic-actin-patches
#3
Rajesh Arasada, Wasim A Sayyad, Julien Berro, Thomas D Pollard
To internalize nutrients and cell surface receptors via clathrin mediated endocytosis cells assemble at least 50 proteins including clathrin, clathrin-interacting proteins, actin filaments and actin binding proteins in a highly ordered and regulated fashion. The molecular mechanism by which actin filament polymerization deforms the cell membrane is unknown, largely due to lack of knowledge about the organization of the regulatory proteins and actin filaments. We used high-speed super-resolution localization microscopy (FPALM) of live fission yeast cells to improve the spatial resolution to ∼35 nm with 1 s temporal resolution...
December 6, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205883/fission-yeast-myo2-molecular-organization-and-diffusion-in-the-cytoplasm
#4
Janice E Friend, Wasim A Sayyad, Rajesh Arasada, Chad D McCormick, John E Heuser, Thomas D Pollard
Myosin-II is required for the assembly and constriction of cytokinetic contractile rings in fungi and animals. We used electron microscopy, fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP), and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) to characterize the physical properties of Myo2 from fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe. By electron microscopy, Myo2 has two heads and a coiled-coiled tail like myosin-II from other species. The first 65 nm of the tail is a stiff rod, followed by a flexible, less-ordered region up to 30 nm long...
December 4, 2017: Cytoskeleton
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202017/molecular-motor-dnm1-synergistically-induces-membrane-curvature-to-facilitate-mitochondrial-fission
#5
Michelle W Lee, Ernest Y Lee, Ghee Hwee Lai, Nolan W Kennedy, Ammon E Posey, Wujing Xian, Andrew L Ferguson, R Blake Hill, Gerard C L Wong
Dnm1 and Fis1 are prototypical proteins that regulate yeast mitochondrial morphology by controlling fission, the dysregulation of which can result in developmental disorders and neurodegenerative diseases in humans. Loss of Dnm1 blocks the formation of fission complexes and leads to elongated mitochondria in the form of interconnected networks, while overproduction of Dnm1 results in excessive mitochondrial fragmentation. In the current model, Dnm1 is essentially a GTP hydrolysis-driven molecular motor that self-assembles into ring-like oligomeric structures that encircle and pinch the outer mitochondrial membrane at sites of fission...
November 22, 2017: ACS Central Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199950/ragulator-and-gator1-complexes-promote-fission-yeast-growth-by-attenuating-tor-complex-1-through-rag-gtpases
#6
Kim Hou Chia, Tomoyuki Fukuda, Fajar Sofyantoro, Takato Matsuda, Takamitsu Amai, Kazuhiro Shiozaki
TOR complex 1 (TORC1) is an evolutionarily conserved protein kinase complex that promotes cellular macromolecular synthesis and suppresses autophagy. Amino acid-induced activation of mammalian TORC1 is initiated by its recruitment to the RagA/B-RagC/D GTPase heterodimer, which is anchored to lysosomal membranes through the Ragulator complex. We have identified in the model organism Schizosaccharomyces pombe a Ragulator-like complex that tethers the Gtr1-Gtr2 Rag heterodimer to the membranes of vacuoles, the lysosome equivalent in yeasts...
December 4, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196561/hierarchical-regulation-of-centromeric-cohesion-protection-by-meikin-and-shugoshin-during-meiosis-i
#7
Seira Miyazaki, Jihye Kim, Takeshi Sakuno, Yoshinori Watanabe
The kinetochore is the key apparatus regulating chromosome segregation. Particularly in meiosis, unlike in mitosis, sister kinetochores are captured by microtubules emanating from the same spindle pole (mono-orientation), and sister chromatid cohesion mediated by cohesin is protected at centromeres in the following anaphase. Shugoshin, which localizes to centromeres depending on the phosphorylation of histone H2A by Bub1 kinase, plays a central role in protecting meiotic cohesin Rec8 from separase cleavage...
December 1, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196559/remarkable-evolutionary-plasticity-of-centromeric-chromatin
#8
Steven Henikoff, Jitendra Thakur, Sivakanthan Kasinathan, Paul B Talbert
Centromeres were familiar to cell biologists in the late 19th century, but for most eukaryotes the basis for centromere specification has remained enigmatic. Much attention has been focused on the cenH3 (CENP-A) histone variant, which forms the foundation of the centromere. To investigate the DNA sequence requirements for centromere specification, we applied a variety of epigenomic approaches, which have revealed surprising diversity in centromeric chromatin properties. Whereas each point centromere of budding yeast is occupied by a single precisely positioned tetrameric nucleosome with one cenH3 molecule, the "regional" centromeres of fission yeast contain unphased presumably octameric nucleosomes with two cenH3s...
December 1, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195389/multiplexed-fluctuation-dissipation-theorem-calibration-of-optical-tweezers-inside-living-cells
#9
Hao Yan, Jessica F Johnston, Sidney B Cahn, Megan C King, Simon G J Mochrie
In order to apply optical tweezers-based force measurements within an uncharacterized viscoelastic medium such as the cytoplasm of a living cell, a quantitative calibration method that may be applied in this complex environment is needed. We describe an improved version of the fluctuation-dissipation-theorem calibration method, which has been developed to perform in situ calibration in viscoelastic media without prior knowledge of the trapped object. Using this calibration procedure, it is possible to extract values of the medium's viscoelastic moduli as well as the force constant describing the optical trap...
November 2017: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194511/prolyl-isomerization-of-the-cenp-a-n-terminus-regulates-centromeric-integrity-in-fission-yeast
#10
Hwei Ling Tan, Kim Kiat Lim, Qiaoyun Yang, Jing-Song Fan, Ahmed Mahmoud Mohammed Sayed, Liy Sim Low, Bingbing Ren, Teck Kwang Lim, Qingsong Lin, Yu-Keung Mok, Yih-Cherng Liou, Ee Sin Chen
Centromeric identity and chromosome segregation are determined by the precise centromeric targeting of CENP-A, the centromere-specific histone H3 variant. The significance of the amino-terminal domain (NTD) of CENP-A in this process remains unclear. Here, we assessed the functional significance of each residue within the NTD of CENP-A from Schizosaccharomyces pombe (SpCENP-A) and identified a proline-rich 'GRANT' (Genomic stability-Regulating site within CENP-A N-Terminus) motif that is important for CENP-A function...
November 29, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191370/linc-complexes-and-nuclear-positioning
#11
REVIEW
Yin Loon Lee, Brian Burke
One of the characteristics of eukaryotic cells is their structural plasticity associated with the ability to carry out a broad range of complex functions, both autonomously and as components of tissues and organs. Major cellular rearrangements can be observed in various systems from meiosis in fission yeast, through dermal differentiation in nematodes, to muscle and neuronal development in vertebrates. Each of these processes involves oftentimes dramatic relocation of the nucleus within the cell. During the last decade it has become apparent that the nuclear periphery represents a nexus of cytoskeletal interactions that are involved not only in nuclear movement but also in the distribution and dissemination of mechanical forces throughout the cell...
November 27, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191091/schizosaccharomyces-japonicus-has-low-levels-of-coq10-synthesis-respiration-deficiency-and-efficient-ethanol-production
#12
Tomohiro Kaino, Kai Tonoko, Shiomi Mochizuki, Yuriko Takashima, Makoto Kawamukai
Coenzyme Q (CoQ) is essential for mitochondrial respiration and as a cofactor for sulfide quinone reductase. Schizosaccharomyces pombe produces a human-type CoQ10. Here, we analyzed CoQ in other fission yeast species. S. cryophilus and S. octosporus produce CoQ9. S. japonicus produces low levels of CoQ10, although all necessary genes for CoQ synthesis have been identified in its genome. We expressed three genes (dps1, dlp1, and ppt1) for CoQ synthesis from S. japonicus in the corresponding S. pombe mutants, and confirmed that they were functional...
December 1, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187422/dependency-of-heterochromatin-domains-on-replication-factors
#13
Leonie Johanna Jahn, Bethany Mason, Peter Brøgger, Tea Toteva, Dennis Kim Nielsen, Genevieve Thon
Chromatin structure regulates both genome expression and dynamics in eukaryotes where large heterochromatic regions are epigenetically silenced through the methylation of histone H3K9, histone deacetylation, and assembly of repressive complexes. Previous genetic screens with the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe have led to the identification of key enzymatic activities and structural constituents of heterochromatin. We report here on additional factors discovered by screening a library of deletion mutants for silencing defects at the edge of a heterochromatic domain bound by its natural boundary - the IR-R+ element - or by ectopic boundaries...
November 29, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183750/pheromone-inducible-expression-vectors-for-fission-yeast-schizosaccharomyces-pombe
#14
Stefan Hennig, Nadine Hornauer, Gerhard Rödel, Kai Ostermann
The fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe is an attractive host for heterologous gene expression. However, expression systems for industrially viable large-scale fermentations are scarce. Several inducible expression vectors for S. pombe have been reported, with the strong thiamine-repressible nmt1+ promoter or derivatives thereof most commonly employed. Previously, the promoter regions of the genes sxa2+ and rep1+ were utilized to couple pheromone signaling to the expression of reporter genes for quantitative assessment of the cellular response to mating pheromones...
November 25, 2017: Plasmid
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180432/phosphorylation-of-cenp-c-by-aurora-b-facilitates-kinetochore-attachment-error-correction-in-mitosis
#15
Xing Zhou, Fan Zheng, Chengliang Wang, Minhao Wu, Xiaozhen Zhang, Qian Wang, Xuebiao Yao, Chuanhai Fu, Xuan Zhang, Jianye Zang
Kinetochores are superprotein complexes that orchestrate chromosome segregation via a dynamic interaction with spindle microtubules. A physical connection between CENP-C and the Mis12-Ndc80-Knl1 (KMN) protein network is an important pathway that is used to assemble kinetochores on CENP-A nucleosomes. Multiple outer kinetochore components are phosphorylated by Aurora B kinase to activate the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) and to ensure accurate chromosome segregation. However, it is unknown whether Aurora B can phosphorylate inner kinetochore components to facilitate proper mitotic chromosome segregation...
November 27, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167439/eroded-telomeres-are-rearranged-in-quiescent-fission-yeast-cells-through-duplications-of-subtelomeric-sequences
#16
Laetitia Maestroni, Julien Audry, Samah Matmati, Benoit Arcangioli, Vincent Géli, Stéphane Coulon
While the mechanisms of telomere maintenance has been investigated in dividing cells, little is known about the stability of telomeres in quiescent cells and how dysfunctional telomeres are processed in non-proliferating cells. Here we examine the stability of telomeres in quiescent cells using fission yeast. While wild type telomeres are stable in quiescence, we observe that eroded telomeres were highly rearranged during quiescence in telomerase minus cells. These rearrangements depend on homologous recombination (HR) and correspond to duplications of subtelomeric regions...
November 22, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167352/two-spatially-distinct-kinesin-14-pkl1-and-klp2-generate-collaborative-inward-forces-against-kinesin-5-cut7-in-s-pombe
#17
Masashi Yukawa, Yusuke Yamada, Tomoaki Yamauchi, Takashi Toda
Kinesin motors play central roles in bipolar spindle assembly. In many eukaryotes, spindle pole separation is driven by Kinesin-5 that generates outward force. This outward force is balanced by antagonistic inward force elicited by Kinesin-14 and/or Dynein. In fission yeast, two Kinesin-14s, Pkl1 and Klp2, play an opposing role against Kinesin-5/Cut7. However, how these two Kinesin-14s coordinate individual activities remains elusive. Here we show that while deletion of either pkl1 or klp2 rescues temperature sensitive cut7 mutants, only pkl1 deletion can bypass the lethality caused by cut7 deletion...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162650/evidence-that-a-steric-clash-in-the-upper-50kda-domain-of-the-motor-myo2p-leads-to-cytokinesis-defects-in-fission-yeast
#18
Saravanan Palani, Ramanujam Srinivasan, Paola Zambon, Anton Kamnev, Pananghat Gayathri, Mohan K Balasubramanian
Cytokinesis in many eukaryotes requires a contractile actomyosin ring that is placed at the division site. In fission yeast, an attractive organism for the study of cytokinesis, actomyosin ring assembly and contraction requires the myosin II heavy chain, Myo2p. Although myo2-E1, a temperature-sensitive mutant defective in the upper 50KDa domain of Myo2p has been studied extensively, the molecular basis of cytokinesis defect is not understood. Here we isolate myo2-E1-Sup2, an intragenic suppressor that contains the original mutation in myo2-E1 (G345R) and a second mutation in the upper 50KDa domain (Y297C)...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160296/structure-of-the-fission-yeast-s-pombe-telomeric-tpz1-poz1-rap1-complex
#19
Jing Xue, Hongwen Chen, Jian Wu, Miho Takeuchi, Haruna Inoue, Yanmei Liu, Hong Sun, Yong Chen, Junko Kanoh, Ming Lei
Telomeric shelterin complex caps chromosome ends and plays a crucial role in telomere maintenance and protection. In the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe, shelterin is composed of telomeric single- and double-stranded DNA-binding protein subcomplexes Pot1-Tpz1 and Taz1-Rap1, which are bridged by their interacting protein Poz1. However, the structure of Poz1 and how Poz1 functions as an interaction hub in the shelterin complex remain unclear. Here we report the crystal structure of Poz1 in complex with Poz1-binding motifs of Tpz1 and Rap1...
November 21, 2017: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149597/structural-basis-for-shelterin-bridge-assembly
#20
Jin-Kwang Kim, Jinqiang Liu, Xichan Hu, Clinton Yu, Kyle Roskamp, Banumathi Sankaran, Lan Huang, Elizabeth A Komives, Feng Qiao
Telomere elongation through telomerase enables chromosome survival during cellular proliferation. The conserved multifunctional shelterin complex associates with telomeres to coordinate multiple telomere activities, including telomere elongation by telomerase. Similar to the human shelterin, fission yeast shelterin is composed of telomeric sequence-specific double- and single-stranded DNA-binding proteins, Taz1 and Pot1, respectively, bridged by Rap1, Poz1, and Tpz1. Here, we report the crystal structure of the fission yeast Tpz1(475-508)-Poz1-Rap1(467-496) complex that provides the structural basis for shelterin bridge assembly...
November 16, 2017: Molecular Cell
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