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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123087/live-imaging-molecular-changes-in-junctional-tension-upon-ve-cadherin-in-zebrafish
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Anne Karine Lagendijk, Guillermo A Gomez, Sungmin Baek, Daniel Hesselson, William E Hughes, Scott Paterson, Daniel E Conway, Heinz-Georg Belting, Markus Affolter, Kelly A Smith, Martin A Schwartz, Alpha S Yap, Benjamin M Hogan
Forces play diverse roles in vascular development, homeostasis and disease. VE-cadherin at endothelial cell-cell junctions links the contractile acto-myosin cytoskeletons of adjacent cells, serving as a tension-transducer. To explore tensile changes across VE-cadherin in live zebrafish, we tailored an optical biosensor approach, originally established in vitro. We validate localization and function of a VE-cadherin tension sensor (TS) in vivo. Changes in tension across VE-cadherin observed using ratio-metric or lifetime FRET measurements reflect acto-myosin contractility within endothelial cells...
November 10, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058679/inter-dependent-apical-microtubule-and-actin-dynamics-orchestrate-centrosome-retention-and-neuronal-delamination
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Ioannis Kasioulis, Raman M Das, Kate G Storey
Detachment of newborn neurons from the neuroepithelium is required for correct neuronal architecture and functional circuitry. This process, also known as delamination, involves adherens-junction disassembly and acto-myosin-mediated abscission, during which the centrosome is retained while apical/ciliary membranes are shed. Cell-biological mechanisms mediating delamination are, however, poorly understood. Using live-tissue and super-resolution imaging, we uncover a centrosome-nucleated wheel-like microtubule configuration, aligned with the apical actin cable and adherens-junctions within chick and mouse neuroepithelial cells...
October 23, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980871/small-gtpases-orchestrate-cell-cell-communication-during-collective-cell-movement
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Anne Combedazou, Stéphanie Gayral, Nathalie Colombié, Anne Fougerat, Muriel Laffargue, Damien Ramel
Collective cell migration is a critical mechanism involved in cell movement during various physiological and pathological processes such as angiogenesis and metastasis formation. During collective movement, cells remain functionally connected and can coordinate individual cell behaviors to ensure efficient migration. A cell-cell communication process ensures this complex coordination. Although the mechanisms regulating cell-cell communication remain unclear, recent findings indicate that it is based on acto-myosin cytoskeleton tension transmission from cell to cell through adherens junctions...
October 5, 2017: Small GTPases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961272/sorbin-and-sh3-domain-containing-protein-2-sorbs2-is-a-component-of-the-acto-myosin-ring-at-the-apical-junctional-complex-in-epithelial-cells
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Karin Fredriksson-Lidman, Christina M Van Itallie, Amber J Tietgens, James M Anderson
SORBS2 is a scaffolding protein associated with Abl/Arg non-receptor tyrosine kinase pathways and is known to interact with actin and several other cytoskeletal proteins in various cell types. Previous BioID proximity labeling of tight and adherens junction proteins suggested that SORBS2 is a component of the apical junction complex of epithelial cells. We asked whether SORBS2 plays a previously unappreciated role in controlling perijunctional actin and tight junction barrier function. Using super resolution imaging we confirmed that SORBS2 is localized at the apical junction complex but farther from the membrane than ZO-1 and located partially overlapping both the tight- and adherens junctions with a periodic concentration that alternates with myosin IIB in polarized epithelial cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923579/early-steps-for-successful-management-in-small-scale-fisheries-an-analysis-of-fishers-managers-and-scientists-opinions-preceding-implementation
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Sieglind Wallner-Hahn, Maricela de la Torre-Castro
This study analyzes fishers', managers' and scientists' opinions on management measures to facilitate the initiation of management processes towards more sustainable small-scale seagrass fisheries in Zanzibar, Tanzania. The results show that most fishers and managers agreed on the need to include seagrasses specifically in future management. There was further agreement on dragnets being the most destructive gears, and the use of dragnets being a major threat to local seagrass ecosystems. Gear restrictions excluding illegal dragnets were the favored management measure among fishers...
September 15, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914188/a-retrospect-study-on-thiazole-derivatives-as-the-potential-antidiabetic-agents-in-drug-discovery-amp-developments
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Gopal L Khatik, Ashok Kumar Datusalia, Waquar Ahsan, Paranjeet Kaur, Manish Vyas, Amit Mittal, Surendra Kumar Nayak
BACKGROUND: Heterocycles containing thiazole, a moiety with sulfur and nitrogen is a core structure which found in a number of biologically active compounds. The thiazole ring is notable as a component of the certain natural products, such as vitamin B1 (thiamine) and penicillins. Thiazole is also known as wonder nucleus and has versatile in different biological fields. A number of new compounds contain heterocycle thiazole moieties, thus it is one of the important areas of research. METHODS: We searched the scientific database using relevant keywords...
September 15, 2017: Current Drug Discovery Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912559/inherent-aggressive-character-of-invasive-and-non-invasive-cells-dictates-the-in-vitro-migration-pattern-of-multicellular-spheroid
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Sukanya Gayan, Abhishek Teli, Tuli Dey
Cellular migration, a process relevant to metastasis, is mostly studied in the conventional 2D condition. However, cells cultured in the 3D condition assumed to mimic the in vivo conditions better. The current study is designed to compare an invasive and non-invasive adenocarcinoma cell with an invasive fibrosarcoma cell to understand the migration pattern of the multicellular spheroid. It is observed that conventional haplotaxis, chemotactic and pseudo-3D migration assay cannot distinguish between the invasive and non-invasive cells conclusively under 2D condition...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888060/unidirectional-growth-of-heavy-meromyosin-clusters-along-actin-filaments-revealed-by-real-time-fluorescence-microscopy
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Rika Hirakawa, Yusuke Nishikawa, Taro Q P Uyeda, Kiyotaka Tokuraku
Heavy meromyosin (HMM) forms clusters along actin filaments under low ATP concentrations. Here, we observed the growth of HMM clusters under low concentrations of ATP in real time using fluorescence microscopy. When actin filaments were loosely immobilized on positively charged lipid bilayers, clusters of HMM-GFP were readily formed. Time-lapse observation revealed that the clusters grew unidirectionally. When we used a mixture of actin filaments and copolymers of actin and acto-S1dC, a chimeric protein of actin and the myosin motor domain, HMM-GFP preferentially formed clusters along the copolymers...
September 9, 2017: Cytoskeleton
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810863/multiple-essential-functions-of-plasmodium-falciparum-actin-1-during-malaria-blood-stage-development
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Sujaan Das, Leandro Lemgruber, Chwen L Tay, Jake Baum, Markus Meissner
BACKGROUND: The phylum Apicomplexa includes intracellular parasites causing immense global disease burden, the deadliest of them being the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, which invades and replicates within erythrocytes. The cytoskeletal protein actin is well conserved within apicomplexans but divergent from mammalian actins, and was primarily reported to function during host cell invasion. However, novel invasion mechanisms have been described for several apicomplexans, and specific functions of the acto-myosin system are being reinvestigated...
August 15, 2017: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587976/mechanosensing-of-matrix-by-stem-cells-from-matrix-heterogeneity-contractility-and-the-nucleus-in-pore-migration-to-cardiogenesis-and-muscle-stem-cells-in-vivo
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REVIEW
Lucas Smith, Sangkyun Cho, Dennis E Discher
Stem cells are particularly 'plastic' cell types that are induced by various cues to become specialized, tissue-functional lineages by switching on the expression of specific gene programs. Matrix stiffness is among the cues that multiple stem cell types can sense and respond to. This seminar-style review focuses on mechanosensing of matrix elasticity in the differentiation or early maturation of a few illustrative stem cell types, with an intended audience of biologists and physical scientists. Contractile forces applied by a cell's acto-myosin cytoskeleton are often resisted by the extracellular matrix and transduced through adhesions and the cytoskeleton ultimately into the nucleus to modulate gene expression...
November 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545680/a-role-for-tropomyosins-in-activity-dependent-bulk-endocytosis
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REVIEW
R S Gormal, N Valmas, T Fath, F A Meunier
Bulk endocytosis allows stimulated neurons to take up a large portion of the presynaptic plasma membrane in order to regenerate synaptic vesicle pools. Actin, one of the most abundant proteins in eukaryotic cells, plays an important role in this process, but a detailed mechanistic understanding of the involvement of the cortical actin network is still lacking, in part due to the relatively small size of nerve terminals and the limitation of optical microscopy. We recently discovered that neurosecretory cells display a similar, albeit much larger, form of bulk endocytosis in response to secretagogue stimulation...
May 22, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506910/omecamtiv-mecarbil-activates-ryanodine-receptors-from-canine-cardiac-but-not-skeletal-muscle
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Péter Nánási, Marta Gaburjakova, Jana Gaburjakova, János Almássy
Due to the limited results achieved in the clinical treatment of heart failure, a new inotropic strategy of myosin motor activation has been developed. The lead molecule of myosin activator agents is omecamtiv mecarbil, which binds directly to the heavy chain of the cardiac β-myosin and enhances cardiac contractility by lengthening the lifetime of the acto-myosin complex and increasing the number of the active force-generating cross-bridges. In the absence of relevant data, the effect of omecamtiv mecarbil on canine cardiac ryanodine receptors (RyR 2) has been investigated in the present study by measuring the electrical activity of single RyR 2 channels incorporated into planar lipid bilayer...
May 13, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477431/ehrho1-regulates-plasma-membrane-blebbing-through-pi3-kinase-in-entamoeba-histolytica
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Ravi Bharadwaj, Ranjana Arya, M Shahid Mansuri, Sudha Bhattacharya, Alok Bhattacharya
The protozoan parasite Entamoeba histolytica causes amoebiasis, a major public health problem in developing countries. Motility of E. histolytica is important for its pathogenesis. Blebbing is an essential process contributing to cellular motility in many systems. In mammalian cells, formation of plasma membrane blebs is regulated by Rho-GTPases through its effectors, such as Rho kinase, mDia1, and acto-myosin proteins. In this study, we have illuminated the role of EhRho1 in bleb formation and motility of E...
May 6, 2017: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467684/cardiac-contractility-motor-function-and-cross-bridge-kinetics-in-n47k-rlc-mutant-mice
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Li Wang, Katarzyna Kazmierczak, Chen-Ching Yuan, Sunil Yadav, Masataka Kawai, Danuta Szczesna-Cordary
We have investigated the physiology and mechanical profiles of skinned papillary muscle fibers from transgenic mice expressing the N47K mutation in the myosin regulatory light chain (RLC), shown to cause hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in humans. The results were compared with wild-type (WT) mice, both expressing the human ventricular RLC. Rate constants of a cross-bridge (XB) cycle were deduced from tension transients induced by sinusoidal length changes during maximal Ca(2+) activation, and were studied as a function of MgATP, MgADP, and Pi concentrations...
June 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371863/hypercontractile-mutant-of-ventricular-myosin-essential-light-chain-leads-to-disruption-of-sarcomeric-structure-and-function-and-results-in-restrictive-cardiomyopathy-in-mice
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Chen-Ching Yuan, Katarzyna Kazmierczak, Jingsheng Liang, Rosemeire Kanashiro-Takeuchi, Thomas C Irving, Aldrin V Gomes, Yihua Wang, Thomas P Burghardt, Danuta Szczesna-Cordary
Aims: The E143K (Glu → Lys) mutation in the myosin essential light chain has been associated with restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM) in humans, but the mechanisms that underlie the development of defective cardiac function are unknown. Using transgenic E143K-RCM mice, we sought to determine the molecular and cellular triggers of E143K-induced heart remodelling. Methods and results: The E143K-induced abnormalities in cardiac function and morphology observed by echocardiography and invasive haemodynamics were paralleled by augmented active and passive tension measured in skinned papillary muscle fibres compared with wild-type (WT)-generated force...
August 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370940/-molecular-activity-painting-switch-like-light-controlled-perturbations-inside-living-cells
#16
Xi Chen, Muthukumaran Venkatachalapathy, Dominic Kamps, Simone Weigel, Ravi Kumar, Michael Orlich, Ruben Garrecht, Michael Hirtz, Christof M Niemeyer, Yao-Wen Wu, Leif Dehmelt
Acute subcellular protein targeting is a powerful tool to study biological networks. However, signaling at the plasma membrane is highly dynamic, making it difficult to study in space and time. In particular, sustained local control of molecular function is challenging owing to the lateral diffusion of plasma membrane targeted molecules. Herein we present "molecular-activity painting" (MAP), a novel technology which combines photoactivatable chemically induced dimerization (pCID) with immobilized artificial receptors...
March 29, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361956/role-for-formin-like-1-dependent-acto-myosin-assembly-in-lipid-droplet-dynamics-and-lipid-storage
#17
Simon G Pfisterer, Gergana Gateva, Peter Horvath, Juho Pirhonen, Veijo T Salo, Leena Karhinen, Markku Varjosalo, Samppa J Ryhänen, Pekka Lappalainen, Elina Ikonen
Lipid droplets (LDs) are cellular organelles specialized in triacylglycerol (TG) storage undergoing homotypic clustering and fusion. In non-adipocytic cells with numerous LDs this is balanced by poorly understood droplet dissociation mechanisms. We identify non-muscle myosin IIa (NMIIa/MYH-9) and formin-like 1 (FMNL1) in the LD proteome. NMIIa and actin filaments concentrate around LDs, and form transient foci between dissociating LDs. NMIIa depletion results in decreased LD dissociations, enlarged LDs, decreased hydrolysis and increased storage of TGs...
March 31, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248237/comparative-skeletal-muscle-proteomics-using-two-dimensional-gel-electrophoresis
#18
REVIEW
Sandra Murphy, Paul Dowling, Kay Ohlendieck
The pioneering work by Patrick H. O'Farrell established two-dimensional gel electrophoresis as one of the most important high-resolution protein separation techniques of modern biochemistry (Journal of Biological Chemistry1975, 250, 4007-4021). The application of two-dimensional gel electrophoresis has played a key role in the systematic identification and detailed characterization of the protein constituents of skeletal muscles. Protein changes during myogenesis, muscle maturation, fibre type specification, physiological muscle adaptations and natural muscle aging were studied in depth by the original O'Farrell method or slightly modified gel electrophoretic techniques...
September 9, 2016: Proteomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174246/mechanical-tension-and-spontaneous-muscle-twitching-precede-the-formation-of-cross-striated-muscle-in-vivo
#19
Manuela Weitkunat, Martina Brasse, Andreas R Bausch, Frank Schnorrer
Muscle forces are produced by repeated stereotypical actomyosin units called sarcomeres. Sarcomeres are chained into linear myofibrils spanning the entire muscle fiber. In mammalian body muscles, myofibrils are aligned laterally, resulting in their typical cross-striated morphology. Despite this detailed textbook knowledge about the adult muscle structure, it is still unclear how cross-striated myofibrils are built in vivo Here, we investigate the morphogenesis of Drosophila abdominal muscles and establish them as an in vivo model for cross-striated muscle development...
April 1, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130336/peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-%C3%AE-expression-induces-alterations-in-cardiac-myofilaments-in-a-pressure-overload-model-of-hypertrophy
#20
Chehade N Karam, Chad M Warren, Marcus Henze, Natasha H Banke, E Douglas Lewandowski, R John Solaro
Although alterations in fatty acid (FA) metabolism have been shown to have a negative impact on contractility of the hypertrophied heart, the targets of action remain elusive. In this study we compared the function of skinned fiber bundles from transgenic (Tg) mice that overexpress a relatively low level of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α (PPARα), and nontransgenic (NTg) littermates. The mice (NTg-T and Tg-T) were stressed by transverse aortic constriction (TAC) and compared with shams (NTg-S and Tg-S)...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
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