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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711459/influence-of-the-bud-neck-on-nuclear-envelope-fission-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#1
Patricia G Melloy, Mark D Rose
Studies have shown that nuclear envelope fission (karyokinesis) in budding yeast depends on cytokinesis, but not distinguished whether this was a direct requirement, indirect, because of cell cycle arrest, or due to bud neck-localized proteins impacting both processes. To determine the requirements for karyokinesis, we examined mutants conditionally defective for bud emergence and/or nuclear migration. The common mutant phenotype was completion of the nuclear division cycle within the mother cell, but karyokinesis did not occur...
July 12, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650995/septins-restrict-inflammation-and-protect-zebrafish-larvae-from-shigella-infection
#2
Maria J Mazon-Moya, Alexandra R Willis, Vincenzo Torraca, Laurent Boucontet, Avinash R Shenoy, Emma Colucci-Guyon, Serge Mostowy
Shigella flexneri, a Gram-negative enteroinvasive pathogen, causes inflammatory destruction of the human intestinal epithelium. Infection by S. flexneri has been well-studied in vitro and is a paradigm for bacterial interactions with the host immune system. Recent work has revealed that components of the cytoskeleton have important functions in innate immunity and inflammation control. Septins, highly conserved cytoskeletal proteins, have emerged as key players in innate immunity to bacterial infection, yet septin function in vivo is poorly understood...
June 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630940/fluconazole-induced-ploidy-change-in-cryptococcus-neoformans-results-from-the-uncoupling-of-cell-growth-and-nuclear-division
#3
Sophie Altamirano, Diana Fang, Charles Simmons, Shreyas Sridhar, Peipei Wu, Kaustuv Sanyal, Lukasz Kozubowski
Cryptococcus neoformans is a pathogenic yeast that causes lethal cryptococcal meningitis in immunocompromised patients. One of the challenges in treating cryptococcosis is the development of resistance to azole antifungals. Previous studies linked azole resistance to elevated numbers of copies of critical resistance genes in aneuploid cells. However, how aneuploidy is formed in the presence of azole drugs remains unclear. This study showed that treatment with inhibitory concentrations of an azole drug, fluconazole (FLC), resulted in a significant population of cells with increased DNA content, through the following defects: inhibition of budding, premature mitosis, and inhibition of cytokinesis followed by replication in the mother cell...
May 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625841/identification-of-a-new-subtilisin-like-protease-nbslp2-interacting-with-cytoskeletal-protein-septin-in-microsporidia-nosema-bombycis
#4
Fangyan Liu, Qiang Ma, Xiaoqun Dang, Ying Wang, Yue Song, Xianzhi Meng, Jialing Bao, Jie Chen, Guoqing Pan, Zeyang Zhou
Nosema bombycis is the pathogen of pébrine which brings heavy losses to sericulture every year. As a member of serine proteases, subtilisin-like protease (SLP) is related to the pathogenicity in fungi. In this study, we characterized a novel 63.8kDa subtilisin-like protease NbSLP2 with a predicted transmembrane domain from Microsporidia, N. bombycis. RT-PCR showed that the transcript of NbSLP2 was detected from third day post infection. Immunofluorescence assay (IFA) indicated that NbSLP2 mainly scattered around the spore wall of N...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541184/the-step-wise-pathway-of-septin-hetero-octamer-assembly-in-budding-yeast
#5
Andrew Weems, Michael McMurray
Septin proteins bind guanine nucleotides and form rod-shaped hetero-oligomers. Cells choose from a variety of available septins to assemble distinct hetero-oligomers, but the underlying mechanism was unknown. Using a new in vivo assay, we find that a stepwise assembly pathway produces the two species of budding yeast septin hetero-octamers: Cdc11/Shs1-Cdc12-Cdc3-Cdc10-Cdc10-Cdc3-Cdc12-Cdc11/Shs1. Rapid GTP hydrolysis by monomeric Cdc10 drives assembly of the core Cdc10 homodimer. The extended Cdc3 N terminus autoinhibits Cdc3 association with Cdc10 homodimers until prior Cdc3-Cdc12 interaction...
May 25, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516085/analysis-of-septin-reorganization-at-cytokinesis-using-polarized-fluorescence-microscopy
#6
Molly McQuilken, Maximilian S Jentzsch, Amitabh Verma, Shalin B Mehta, Rudolf Oldenbourg, Amy S Gladfelter
Septins are conserved filament-forming proteins that act in diverse cellular processes. They closely associate with membranes and, in some systems, components of the cytoskeleton. It is not well understood how filaments assemble into higher-order structures in vivo or how they are remodeled throughout the cell cycle. In the budding yeast S. cerevisiae, septins are found through most of the cell cycle in an hourglass organization at the mother-bud neck until cytokinesis when the collar splits into two rings that disassemble prior to the next cell cycle...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515105/free-circulating-methylated-dna-in-blood-for-diagnosis-staging-prognosis-and-monitoring-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients-an-observational-prospective-cohort-study
#7
Andreas Schröck, Annette Leisse, Luka de Vos, Heidrun Gevensleben, Freya Dröge, Alina Franzen, Malin Wachendörfer, Friederike Schröck, Joerg Ellinger, Marcus Teschke, Timo Wilhelm-Buchstab, Jennifer Landsberg, Stefan Holdenrieder, Gunther Hartmann, John K Field, Friedrich Bootz, Glen Kristiansen, Dimo Dietrich
BACKGROUND: Circulating cell-free DNA methylation testing in blood has recently received regulatory approval for screening of colorectal cancer. Its application in other clinical settings, including staging, prognosis, prediction, and recurrence monitoring is highly promising, and of particular interest in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs) that represent a heterogeneous group of cancers with unsatisfactory treatment guidelines. METHODS: Short stature homeobox 2 (SHOX2) and septin 9 (SEPT9) DNA methylation in plasma from 649 prospectively enrolled patients (training study: 284 HNSCC/122 control patients; testing study: 141 HNSCC/102 control patients) was quantified before treatment and longitudinally during surveillance...
July 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476887/filaments-and-fingers-novel-structural-aspects-of-the-single-septin-from-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii
#8
Andressa P A Pinto, Humberto M Pereira, Ana E Zeraik, Heloisa Ciol, Frederico M Ferreira, José Brandão-Neto, Ricardo DeMarco, Marcos V A S Navarro, Cristina Risi, Vitold E Galkin, Richard C Garratt, Ana P U Araujo
Septins are filament-forming GTP-binding proteins involved in many essential cellular events related to cytoskeletal dynamics and maintenance. Septins can self-assemble into heterocomplexes, which polymerize into highly organized, cell membrane-interacting filaments. The number of septin genes varies among organisms, and although their structure and function have been thoroughly studied in opisthokonts (including animals and fungi), no structural studies have been reported for other organisms. This makes the single septin from Chlamydomonas (CrSEPT) a particularly attractive model for investigating whether functional homopolymeric septin filaments also exist...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437139/protection-against-common-bean-rust-conferred-by-a-gene-silencing-method
#9
Bret Cooper, Kimberly B Campbell
Rust disease of the dry bean plant, Phaseolus vulgaris, is caused by the fungus Uromyces appendiculatus. The fungus acquires its nutrients and energy from bean leaves using a specialized cell structure, the haustorium, through which it secretes effector proteins that contribute to pathogenicity by defeating the plant immune system. Candidate effectors have been identified by DNA sequencing and motif analysis, and some candidates have been observed in infected leaves by mass spectrometry. To assess their roles in pathogenicity, we have inserted small fragments of genes for five candidates into Bean pod mottle virus...
August 2017: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432198/folate-dependent-methylation-of-septins-governs-ciliogenesis-during-neural-tube-closure
#10
Manami Toriyama, Michinori Toriyama, John B Wallingford, Richard H Finnell
Periconception maternal folic acid (vitamin B9) supplementation can reduce the prevalence of neural tube defects (NTDs), although just how folates benefit the developing embryo and promote closing of the neural tube and other morphologic processes during development remains unknown. Folate contributes to a 1-carbon metabolism, which is essential for purine biosynthesis and methionine recycling and affects methylation of DNA, histones, and nonhistone proteins. Herein, we used animal models and cultured mammalian cells to demonstrate that disruption of the methylation pathway mediated by folate compromises normal neural tube closure (NTC) and ciliogenesis...
April 21, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428954/uncovering-the-roles-of-septins-in-cilia
#11
REVIEW
Oliva Palander, Maha El-Zeiry, William S Trimble
Septins are a family of GTP-binding proteins that associate with cellular membranes and the cytoskeleton. Their ability to polymerize into filamentous structures permits them to serve as diffusion barriers for membrane proteins and as multi-molecular scaffolds that recruit components of signaling pathways. At the cellular level, septins contribute to the regulation of numerous processes, including cytokinesis, cell polarity, cell migration, and many others. In this review, we discuss emerging evidence for roles of mammalian septins in the biogenesis and function of flagella and cilia, and how this may impact human diseases such as ciliopathies...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424773/septins-focus-cellular-growth-for-host-infection-by-pathogenic-fungi
#12
REVIEW
Michelle Momany, Nicholas J Talbot
One of the key challenges faced by microbial pathogens is invasion of host tissue. Fungal pathogens adopt a number of distinct strategies to overcome host cell defenses, including the development of specialized infection structures, the secretion of proteins that manipulate host responses or cellular organization, and the ability to facilitate their own uptake by phagocytic mechanisms. Key to many of these adaptations is the considerable morphogenetic plasticity displayed by pathogenic species. Fungal pathogens can, for example, shift their growth habit between non-polarized spores, or yeast-like cells, and highly polarized hyphal filaments...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414113/sept8a-and-sept8b-mrna-expression-in-the-developing-and-adult-zebrafish
#13
Constantin Berger, Frederik Helmprobst, Prisca Chapouton, Christina Lillesaar, Christian Stigloher
Septins are highly conserved GTP-binding proteins involved in numerous cellular processes. Despite a growing awareness of their roles in the cell biology, development and signal transmission in nervous systems, comparably little is known about precise septin expression. Here, we use the well-established model organism zebrafish (Danio rerio) to unravel the expression of sept8a and sept8b, with special focus on the CNS. We performed whole mount RNA in situ hybridization on zebrafish 1-4 dpf in combination with serial sectioning of epon-embedded samples as well as on brain sections of adult zebrafish to obtain precise histological mapping of gene expression...
April 14, 2017: Gene Expression Patterns: GEP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410148/remodeling-of-tick-cytoskeleton-in-response-to-infection-with-anaplasma-phagocytophilum
#14
Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz, Pilar Alberdi, James J Valdes, Margarita Villar, Jose de la Fuente
The obligate intracellular pathogen Anaplasma phagocytophilum infects vertebrate and tick hosts. In this study, a genome-wide search for cytoskeleton components was performed in the tick vector, Ixodes scapularis. The available transcriptomics and proteomics data was then used to characterize the mRNA and protein levels of I. scapularis cytoskeleton components in response to A. phagocytophilum infection. The results showed that cytoskeleton components described in other model organisms were present in the I...
June 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380438/imaging-of-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-and-septin-9-interaction-by-bimolecular-fluorescence-complementation-in-live-cancer-cells
#15
Maya Golan, Nicola J Mabjeesh
Hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1) is a major mediator of the hypoxic response involved in tumor progression. We had earlier described the interaction between septin 9 isoform 1 (SEPT9_i1) protein and the oxygen-regulated subunit, HIF-1α. SEPT9_i1 is a member of the conserved family of GTP-binding cytoskeleton septins. SEPT9_i1 stabilizes HIF-1α and facilitates its cytoplasmic-nuclear translocation. We utilized split yellow fluorescent protein (YFP) bimolecular fluorescence complementation (BiFC) methodology to monitor the interaction between HIF-1α and SEPT9_i1 in live cells...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346465/sept12-phosphorylation-results-in-loss-of-the-septin-ring-sperm-annulus-defective-sperm-motility-and-poor-male-fertility
#16
Yi-Ru Shen, Han-Yu Wang, Yung-Che Kuo, Shih-Chuan Shih, Chun-Hua Hsu, Yet-Ran Chen, Shang-Rung Wu, Chia-Yih Wang, Pao-Lin Kuo
Septins are critical for numerous cellular processes through the formation of heteromeric filaments and rings indicating the importance of structural regulators in septin assembly. Several posttranslational modifications (PTMs) mediate the dynamics of septin filaments in yeast. However, little is known about the role of PTMs in regulating mammalian septin assembly, and the in vivo significance of PTMs on mammalian septin assembly and function remains unknown. Here, we showed that SEPT12 was phosphorylated on Ser198 using mass spectrometry, and we generated SEPT12 phosphomimetic knock-in (KI) mice to study its biological significance...
March 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341635/sept7b-is-required-for-the-subcellular-organization-of-cardiomyocytes-and-cardiac-function-in-zebrafish
#17
Surjya Narayan Dash, Suneeta Narumanchi, Jere Paavola, Sanni Perttunen, Hong Wang, Päivi Lakkisto, Ilkka Tikkanen, Sanna Lehtonen
Myofibrils made up of actin and myosin and associated proteins generate the contractile force in muscle and consequently, mutations in these proteins may lead to heart failure. Septins are a conserved family of small GTPases that associate with actin filaments, microtubules and cellular membranes. Despite the importance of septins in cytoskeleton organization, their role in cardiomyocyte organization and function is poorly characterized. Here we show that septin 7 is expressed in both embryonic and adult zebrafish heart, and elucidate the physiological significance of sept7b, the zebrafish ortholog of human septin 7, in the heart in embryonic and larval zebrafish...
March 24, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339487/nucleolar-asymmetry-and-the-importance-of-septin-integrity-upon-cell-cycle-arrest
#18
Urvashi Rai, Fadi Najm, Alan M Tartakoff
Cell cycle arrest can be imposed by inactivating the anaphase promoting complex (APC). In S. cerevisiae this arrest has been reported to stabilize a metaphase-like intermediate in which the nuclear envelope spans the bud neck, while chromatin repeatedly translocates between the mother and bud domains. The present investigation was undertaken to learn how other features of nuclear organization are affected upon depletion of the APC activator, Cdc20. We observe that the spindle pole bodies and the spindle repeatedly translocate across the narrow orifice at the level of the neck...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338090/septin-9_i2-is-downregulated-in-tumors-impairs-cancer-cell-migration-and-alters-subnuclear-actin-filaments
#19
P Verdier-Pinard, D Salaun, H Bouguenina, S Shimada, M Pophillat, S Audebert, E Agavnian, S Coslet, E Charafe-Jauffret, T Tachibana, A Badache
Functions of septin cytoskeletal polymers in tumorigenesis are still poorly defined. Their role in the regulation of cytokinesis and cell migration were proposed to contribute to cancer associated aneuploidy and metastasis. Overexpression of Septin 9 (Sept9) promotes migration of cancer cell lines. SEPT9 mRNA and protein expression is increased in breast tumors compared to normal and peritumoral tissues and amplification of SEPT9 gene was positively correlated with breast tumor progression. However, the existence of multiple isoforms of Sept9 is a confounding factor in the analysis of Sept9 functions...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282450/secretory-proteins-are-delivered-to-the-septin-organized-penetration-interface-during-root-infection-by-verticillium-dahliae
#20
Ting-Ting Zhou, Yun-Long Zhao, Hui-Shan Guo
Successful infection of the host requires secretion of effector proteins to evade or suppress plant immunity. Secretion of effectors in root-infecting fungal pathogens, however, remains unexplored. We previously reported that Verticillium dahliae, a root-infecting phytopathogenic fungus, develops a penetration peg from a hyphopodium to infect cotton roots. In this study, we report that a septin ring, requiring VdSep5, partitions the hyphopodium and the invasive hypha and form the specialized fungus-host interface...
March 2017: PLoS Pathogens
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