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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972102/plk4-and-aurora-a-cooperate-in-the-initiation-of-acentriolar-spindle-assembly-in-mammalian-oocytes
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Leah Bury, Paula A Coelho, Angela Simeone, Samantha Ferries, Claire E Eyers, Patrick A Eyers, Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, David M Glover
Establishing the bipolar spindle in mammalian oocytes after their prolonged arrest is crucial for meiotic fidelity and subsequent development. In contrast to somatic cells, the first meiotic spindle assembles in the absence of centriole-containing centrosomes. Ran-GTP can promote microtubule nucleation near chromatin, but additional unidentified factors are postulated for the activity of multiple acentriolar microtubule organizing centers in the oocyte. We now demonstrate that partially overlapping, nonredundant functions of Aurora A and Plk4 kinases contribute to initiate acentriolar meiosis I spindle formation...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832566/analysis-of-centrosome-and-dna-damage-response-in-plk4-associated-seckel-syndrome
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Tuba Dinçer, Gülden Yorgancıoğlu-Budak, Akgün Ölmez, İdris Er, Yavuz Dodurga, Özmert Ma Özdemir, Bayram Toraman, Adem Yıldırım, Nuran Sabir, Nurten A Akarsu, C Nur Semerci, Ersan Kalay
Microcephalic primordial dwarfism (MPD) is a group of autosomal recessive inherited single-gene disorders with intrauterine and postnatal global growth failure. Seckel syndrome is the most common form of the MPD. Ten genes are known with Seckel syndrome. Using genome-wide SNP genotyping and homozygosity mapping we mapped a Seckel syndrome gene to chromosomal region 4q28.1-q28.3 in a Turkish family. Direct sequencing of PLK4 (polo-like kinase 4) revealed a homozygous splicing acceptor site transition (c.31-3 A>G) that results in a premature translation termination (p...
October 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819179/identification-of-polo-like-kinases-as-potential-novel-drug-targets-for-influenza-a-virus
#3
Marie O Pohl, Jessica von Recum-Knepper, Ariel Rodriguez-Frandsen, Caroline Lanz, Emilio Yángüez, Stephen Soonthornvacharin, Thorsten Wolff, Sumit K Chanda, Silke Stertz
In recent years genome-wide RNAi screens have revealed hundreds of cellular factors required for influenza virus infections in human cells. The long-term goal is to establish some of them as drug targets for the development of the next generation of antivirals against influenza. We found that several members of the polo-like kinases (PLK), a family of serine/threonine kinases with well-known roles in cell cycle regulation, were identified as hits in four different RNAi screens and we therefore studied their potential as drug target for influenza...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818446/characterization-of-a-highly-selective-inhibitor-of-the-aurora-kinases
#4
Fleur M Ferguson, Zainab M Doctor, Apirat Chaikuad, Taebo Sim, Nam Doo Kim, Stefan Knapp, Nathanael S Gray
Aurora kinases play an essential role in mitosis and cell cycle regulation. In recent years Aurora kinases have proved popular cancer targets and many inhibitors have been developed. The majority of these clinical candidates are multi-targeted, rendering them inappropriate as tools for studying Aurora kinase mediated signaling. Here we report discovery of a highly selective inhibitor of Aurora kinases A, B and C, with potent cellular activity and minimal off-target activity (PLK4). The X-ray co-crystal structure of Aurora A in complex with compound 2 is reported, and provides insights into the structural determinants of ligand binding and selectivity...
September 15, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807782/modulating-protein-protein-interactions-of-the-mitotic-polo-like-kinases-to-target-mutant-kras
#5
Ana J Narvaez, Suzan Ber, Alex Crooks, Amy Emery, Bryn Hardwick, Estrella Guarino Almeida, David J Huggins, David Perera, Meredith Roberts-Thomson, Roberta Azzarelli, Fiona E Hood, Ian A Prior, David W Walker, Richard Boyce, Robert G Boyle, Samuel P Barker, Christopher J Torrance, Grahame J McKenzie, Ashok R Venkitaraman
Mutations activating KRAS underlie many forms of cancer, but are refractory to therapeutic targeting. Here, we develop Poloppin, an inhibitor of protein-protein interactions via the Polo-box domain (PBD) of the mitotic Polo-like kinases (PLKs), in monotherapeutic and combination strategies to target mutant KRAS. Poloppin engages its targets in biochemical and cellular assays, triggering mitotic arrest with defective chromosome congression. Poloppin kills cells expressing mutant KRAS, selectively enhancing death in mitosis...
August 17, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562169/plk4-phosphorylation-of-cp110-is-required-for-efficient-centriole-assembly
#6
Miseon Lee, Mi Young Seo, Jaerak Chang, Deog Su Hwang, Kunsoo Rhee
Centrioles are assembled during S phase and segregated into 2 daughter cells at the end of mitosis. The initiation of centriole assembly is regulated by polo-like kinase 4 (PLK4), the major serine/threonine kinase in centrioles. Despite its importance in centriole duplication, only a few substrates have been identified, and the detailed mechanism of PLK4 has not been fully elucidated. CP110 is a coiled-coil protein that plays roles in centriolar length control and ciliogenesis in mammals. Here, we revealed that PLK4 specifically phosphorylates CP110 at the S98 position...
June 18, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515047/centrosome-amplification-a-suspect-in-breast-cancer-and-racial-disparities
#7
Angela Ogden, Padmashree C G Rida, Ritu Aneja
The multifaceted involvement of centrosome amplification (CA) in tumorigenesis is coming into focus following years of meticulous experimentation, which have elucidated the powerful abilities of CA to promote cellular invasion, disrupt stem cell division, drive chromosomal instability (CIN), and perturb tissue architecture, activities that can accelerate tumor progression. Integration of the extant in vitro, in vivo, and clinical data suggests that in some tissues CA may be a tumor-initiating event, in others a consequential "hit" in multistep tumorigenesis, and in still others non-tumorigenic...
May 17, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474672/stat3-regulates-centrosome-clustering-in-cancer-cells-via-stathmin-plk1
#8
Edward J Morris, Eiko Kawamura, Jordan A Gillespie, Aruna Balgi, Nagarajan Kannan, William J Muller, Michel Roberge, Shoukat Dedhar
Cancer cells frequently have amplified centrosomes that must be clustered together to form a bipolar mitotic spindle, and targeting centrosome clustering is considered a promising therapeutic strategy. A high-content chemical screen for inhibitors of centrosome clustering identified Stattic, a Stat3 inhibitor. Stat3 depletion and inhibition in cancer cell lines and in tumours in vivo caused significant inhibition of centrosome clustering and viability. Here we describe a transcription-independent mechanism for Stat3-mediated centrosome clustering that involves Stathmin, a Stat3 interactor involved in microtubule depolymerization, and the mitotic kinase PLK1...
May 5, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447620/dna-replication-licensing-factor-cdc6-and-plk4-kinase-antagonistically-regulate-centrosome-duplication-via-sas-6
#9
Xiaowei Xu, Shijiao Huang, Boyan Zhang, Fan Huang, Wangfei Chi, Jingyan Fu, Gang Wang, Si Li, Qing Jiang, Chuanmao Zhang
Centrosome number is tightly controlled during the cell cycle to ensure proper spindle assembly and cell division. However, the underlying mechanism that controls centrosome number remains largely unclear. We show herein that the DNA replication licensing factor Cdc6 is recruited to the proximal side of the centrioles via cyclin A to negatively regulate centrosome duplication by binding and inhibiting the cartwheel protein Sas-6 from forming a stable complex with another centriole duplication core protein, STIL...
April 27, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401181/kat2-mediated-plk4-acetylation-contributes-to-genomic-stability-by-preserving-centrosome-number
#10
Marjorie Fournier, László Tora
We have recently identified the first human lysine (K) acetyltransferase 2A and 2B (called KAT2A/2B; known also as GCN5/PCAF, respectively)-dependent acetylome and revealed a mechanism by which KAT2A/2B-mediated acetylation of serine/threonine polo-like kinase 4 (PLK4) maintains correct centrosome number in human cells, therefore contributing to the maintenance of genome stability.(1).
2017: Molecular & Cellular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398638/a-functional-screening-of-the-kinome-identifies-the-polo-like-kinase-4-as-a-potential-therapeutic-target-for-malignant-rhabdoid-tumors-and-possibly-other-embryonal-tumors-of-the-brain
#11
Simone Treiger Sredni, Mario Suzuki, Jian-Ping Yang, Jacek Topczewski, Anders W Bailey, Tufan Gokirmak, Jeffrey N Gross, Alexandre de Andrade, Akihide Kondo, David R Piper, Tadanori Tomita
PURPOSE: Malignant rhabdoid tumors (MRTs) are deadly embryonal tumors of the infancy. With poor survival and modest response to available therapies, more effective and less toxic treatments are needed. We hypothesized that a systematic screening of the kinome will reveal kinases that drive rhabdoid tumors and can be targeted by specific inhibitors. METHODS: We individually mutated 160 kinases in a well-characterized rhabdoid tumor cell line (MON) using lentiviral clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/CRISPR-associated protein 9 (Cas9)...
November 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283778/plk1-associated-micrornas-are-correlated-with-pediatric-medulloblastoma-prognosis
#12
Julia Alejandra Pezuk, María Sol Brassesco, Ricardo Santos de Oliveira, Hélio Rubens Machado, Luciano Neder, Carlos Alberto Scrideli, Luiz Gonzaga Tone
PURPOSE: Medulloblastoma (MB) is the most common malignant tumor of the central nervous system (CNS) in children. Despite its relative good survival rates, treatment can cause long time sequels and may impair patients' lifespan and quality, making the search for new treatment options still necessary. Polo like kinases (PLKs) constitute a five-member serine/threonine kinases family (PLK 1-5) that regulates different stages during cell cycle. Abnormal PLKs expression has been observed in several cancer types, including MB...
April 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238495/maternal-common-variant-rs2305957-spanning-plk4-is-associated-with-blastocyst-formation-and-early-recurrent-miscarriage
#13
Qian Zhang, Guangyu Li, Lei Zhang, Xiaohe Sun, Dandan Zhang, Juanjuan Lu, Jinlong Ma, Junhao Yan, Zi-Jiang Chen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the common variant rs2305957 spanning PLK4 (Polo-like kinase 4) confers risk to embryo development in Northern Chinese Han (CHN) women. DESIGN: Genetic association study. SETTING: University hospital. PATIENT(S): A total of 2,015 infertile women who underwent in vitro fertilization (IVF), 530 women with early recurrent miscarriage (ERM), and 600 fertile control women in the CHN population...
April 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202467/a-key-centriole-assembly-interaction-interface-between-human-plk4-and-stil-appears-to-not-be-conserved-in-flies
#14
Matthew A Cottee, Steven Johnson, Jordan W Raff, Susan M Lea
A small number of proteins form a conserved pathway of centriole duplication. In humans and flies, the binding of PLK4/Sak to STIL/Ana2 initiates daughter centriole assembly. In humans, this interaction is mediated by an interaction between the Polo-Box-3 (PB3) domain of PLK4 and the coiled-coil domain of STIL (HsCCD). We showed previously that the Drosophila Ana2 coiled-coil domain (DmCCD) is essential for centriole assembly, but it forms a tight parallel tetramer in vitro that likely precludes an interaction with PB3...
March 15, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103229/protein-phosphatase-1-down-regulates-zyg-1-levels-to-limit-centriole-duplication
#15
Nina Peel, Jyoti Iyer, Anar Naik, Michael P Dougherty, Markus Decker, Kevin F O'Connell
In humans perturbations of centriole number are associated with tumorigenesis and microcephaly, therefore appropriate regulation of centriole duplication is critical. The C. elegans homolog of Plk4, ZYG-1, is required for centriole duplication, but our understanding of how ZYG-1 levels are regulated remains incomplete. We have identified the two PP1 orthologs, GSP-1 and GSP-2, and their regulators I-2SZY-2 and SDS-22 as key regulators of ZYG-1 protein levels. We find that down-regulation of PP1 activity either directly, or by mutation of szy-2 or sds-22 can rescue the loss of centriole duplication associated with a zyg-1 hypomorphic allele...
January 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100636/centriole-splitting-caused-by-loss-of-the-centrosomal-linker-protein-c-nap1-reduces%C3%A2-centriolar-satellite-density-and-impedes%C3%A2-centrosome-amplification
#16
Anne-Marie Flanagan, Elena Stavenschi, Shivakumar Basavaraju, David Gaboriau, David A Hoey, Ciaran G Morrison
Duplication of the centrosomes is a tightly regulated process. Abnormal centrosome numbers can impair cell division and cause changes in how cells migrate. Duplicated centrosomes are held together by a proteinaceous linker made up of rootletin filaments anchored to the centrioles by C-NAP1. This linker is removed in a NEK2A kinase-dependent manner as mitosis begins. To explore C-NAP1 activities in regulating centrosome activities, we used genome editing to ablate it. C-NAP1-null cells were viable and had an increased frequency of premature centriole separation, accompanied by reduced density of the centriolar satellites, with reexpression of C-NAP1 rescuing both phenotypes...
March 15, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935233/kinetic-analysis-of-de-novo-centriole-assembly-in-heat-shocked-mammalian-cells
#17
In Keol Baek, Yeun Kyu Jang, Tae H Lee, JooHun Lee
Mammalian cells are capable of de novo centriole formation after the removal of existing centrioles. This suggests that de novo centriole assembly is repressed in normally duplicating cells to maintain a constant number of centrioles in the cells. However, neither the mechanism of de novo centriole assembly nor that of its hypothesized repression is understood due to the lack of an experimental system. We found that the heat shock (HS; 42°C, 2 h) of mouse embryonic fibroblasts caused the separation of centriole pairs, a transient increase in polo-like kinase (Plk) 4 expression, and the formation of a complex containing γ-tubulin, pericentrin, HS protein (Hsp) 90, and Plk4, in approximately half of the cells...
December 9, 2016: Cytoskeleton
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911707/the-plk4-stil-sas-6-module-at-the-core-of-centriole-duplication
#18
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Christian Arquint, Erich A Nigg
Centrioles are microtubule-based core components of centrosomes and cilia. They are duplicated exactly once during S-phase progression. Central to formation of each new (daughter) centriole is the formation of a nine-fold symmetrical cartwheel structure onto which microtubule triplets are deposited. In recent years, a module comprising the protein kinase polo-like kinase 4 (PLK4) and the two proteins STIL and SAS-6 have been shown to stay at the core of centriole duplication. Depletion of any one of these three proteins blocks centriole duplication and, conversely, overexpression causes centriole amplification...
October 15, 2016: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902970/activity-of-the-novel-polo-like-kinase-4-inhibitor-cfi-400945-in-pancreatic-cancer-patient-derived-xenografts
#19
Ines Lohse, Jacqueline Mason, Pinjiang Mary Cao, Melania Pintilie, Mark Bray, David W Hedley
BACKGROUND: Polo-like kinase 4 (PLK4) plays a key role in centriole replication. Hence PLK4 inhibition disrupts mitosis, and offers a novel approach to treating chromosomally unstable cancers, including pancreatic cancer. CFI-400945 is a first in class small molecule PLK4 inhibitor, currently undergoing early phase clinical trials. RESULTS: Treatment with CFI-400945 significantly reduced tumor growth and increased survival in four out of the six models tested. Consistent with PLK4 inhibition, we observed reduced expression of the proliferation marker Ki-67 associated with an increase in nuclear diameter during treatment with CFI-400945...
January 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872092/plk4-promotes-cancer-invasion-and-metastasis-through-arp2-3-complex-regulation-of-the-actin-cytoskeleton
#20
Karineh Kazazian, Christopher Go, Hannah Wu, Olga Brashavitskaya, Roland Xu, James W Dennis, Anne-Claude Gingras, Carol J Swallow
The polo family serine threonine kinase Plk4 has been proposed as a therapeutic target in advanced cancers based on increased expression in primary human cancers, facilitation of tumor growth in murine xenograft models, and centrosomal amplification induced by its overexpression. However, both the causal link between these phenomena and the feasibility of selective Plk4 inhibition remain unclear. Here we characterize Plk4-dependent cancer cell migration and invasion as well as local invasion and metastasis of cancer xenografts...
January 15, 2017: Cancer Research
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