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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516917/maternal-age-dependent-apc-c-mediated-decrease-in-securin-causes-premature-sister-chromatid-separation-in-meiosis-ii
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Ibtissem Nabti, Rosanna Grimes, Hema Sarna, Petros Marangos, John Carroll
Sister chromatid attachment during meiosis II (MII) is maintained by securin-mediated inhibition of separase. In maternal ageing, oocytes show increased inter-sister kinetochore distance and premature sister chromatid separation (PSCS), suggesting aberrant separase activity. Here, we find that MII oocytes from aged mice have less securin than oocytes from young mice and that this reduction is mediated by increased destruction by the anaphase promoting complex/cyclosome (APC/C) during meiosis I (MI) exit. Inhibition of the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) kinase, Mps1, during MI exit in young oocytes replicates this phenotype...
May 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512144/tog-tubulin-binding-specificity-promotes-microtubule-dynamics-and-mitotic-spindle-formation
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Amy E Byrnes, Kevin C Slep
XMAP215, CLASP, and Crescerin use arrayed tubulin-binding tumor overexpressed gene (TOG) domains to modulate microtubule dynamics. We hypothesized that TOGs have distinct architectures and tubulin-binding properties that underlie each family's ability to promote microtubule polymerization or pause. As a model, we investigated the pentameric TOG array of a Drosophila melanogaster XMAP215 member, Msps. We found that Msps TOGs have distinct architectures that bind either free or polymerized tubulin, and that a polarized array drives microtubule polymerization...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506992/reduced-mad2-levels-dampen-apoptotic-response-to-non-exchange-sex-chromosomes-and-lead-to-sperm-aneuploidy
#3
Imrul Faisal, Liisa Kauppi
In meiosis, non-exchange homologous chromosomes are at risk for missegregation and should be monitored by the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) to avoid formation of aneuploid gametes. Sex chromosome missegregation is particularly common and can lead to sterility or to aneuploid offspring (e.g. individuals with Turner or Klinefelter syndrome). Despite major implications for health and reproduction, modifiers of meiotic SAC robustness and the subsequent apoptotic response in male mammals remain obscure. Levels of SAC proteins, e...
May 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505193/the-drosophila-orthologue-of-the-int6-onco-protein-regulates-mitotic-microtubule-growth-and-kinetochore-structure
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Fioranna Renda, Claudia Pellacani, Anton Strunov, Elisabetta Bucciarelli, Valeria Naim, Giuseppe Bosso, Elena Kiseleva, Silvia Bonaccorsi, David J Sharp, Alexey Khodjakov, Maurizio Gatti, Maria Patrizia Somma
INT6/eIF3e is a highly conserved component of the translation initiation complex that interacts with both the 26S proteasome and the COP9 signalosome, two complexes implicated in ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation. The INT6 gene was originally identified as the insertion site of the mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV), and later shown to be involved in human tumorigenesis. Here we show that depletion of the Drosophila orthologue of INT6 (Int6) results in short mitotic spindles and deformed centromeres and kinetochores with low intra-kinetochore distance...
May 15, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495837/congressing-kinetochores-progressively-load-ska-complexes-to-prevent-force-dependent-detachment
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Philip Auckland, Nicholas I Clarke, Stephen J Royle, Andrew D McAinsh
Kinetochores mediate chromosome congression by either sliding along the lattice of spindle microtubules or forming end-on attachments to their depolymerizing plus-ends. By following the fates of individual kinetochores as they congress in live cells, we reveal that the Ska complex is required for a distinct substep of the depolymerization-coupled pulling mechanism. Ska depletion increases the frequency of naturally occurring, force-dependent P kinetochore detachment events, while being dispensable for the initial biorientation and movement of chromosomes...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467408/modelling-of-the-cancer-cell-cycle-as-a-tool-for-rational-drug-development-a-systems-pharmacology-approach-to-cyclotherapy
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Robert C Jackson, Giovanni Y Di Veroli, Siang-Boon Koh, Ian Goldlust, Frances M Richards, Duncan I Jodrell
The dynamic of cancer is intimately linked to a dysregulation of the cell cycle and signalling pathways. It has been argued that selectivity of treatments could exploit loss of checkpoint function in cancer cells, a concept termed "cyclotherapy". Quantitative approaches that describe these dysregulations can provide guidance in the design of novel or existing cancer therapies. We describe and illustrate this strategy via a mathematical model of the cell cycle that includes descriptions of the G1-S checkpoint and the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC), the EGF signalling pathway and apoptosis...
May 3, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463114/protein-phosphatase-1-inactivates-mps1-to-ensure-efficient-spindle-assembly-checkpoint-silencing
#7
Margarida Moura, Mariana Osswald, Nelson Leça, João Barbosa, António J Pereira, Helder Maiato, Claudio E Sunkel, Carlos Conde
Faithfull genome partitioning during cell division relies on the Spindle Assembly Checkpoint (SAC), a conserved signaling pathway that delays anaphase onset until all chromosomes are attached to spindle microtubules. Mps1 kinase is an upstream SAC regulator that promotes the assembly of an anaphase inhibitor through a sequential multi-target phosphorylation cascade. Thus, the SAC is highly responsive to Mps1, whose activity peaks in early mitosis as a result of its T-loop autophosphorylation. However, the mechanism controlling Mps1 inactivation once kinetochores attach to microtubules and the SAC is satisfied remains unknown...
May 2, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458300/rna-associated-protein-lsm-family-member-14-controls-oocyte-meiotic-maturation-through-regulating-mrna-pools
#8
Teng Zhang, Yuanyuan Li, Hui Li, Xue-Shan Ma, Ying-Chun Ouyang, Yi Hou, Heide Schatten, Qing-Yuan Sun
LSM family member 14 (LSM14) belongs to the RNA-associated protein (RAP) family that is widely expressed in different species, and whose functions include associating and storing mRNAs. In the present study, we found that LSM14b was essential for oocyte meiotic maturation. Lack of LSM14b caused oocyte meiotic arrest at metaphase, and misalignment of chromosomes, as well as abnormal spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) and maturation promoting factor (MPF) activation. Cyclin B1 and Cdc20 mRNAs, whose contents changed with LSM14b expression, were likely direct targets of LSM14b...
April 30, 2017: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441529/mps1-regulates-kinetochore-microtubule-attachment-stability-via-the-ska-complex-to-ensure-error-free-chromosome-segregation
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John Maciejowski, Hauke Drechsler, Kathrin Grundner-Culemann, Edward R Ballister, Jose-Antonio Rodriguez-Rodriguez, Veronica Rodriguez-Bravo, Mathew J K Jones, Emily Foley, Michael A Lampson, Henrik Daub, Andrew D McAinsh, Prasad V Jallepalli
The spindle assembly checkpoint kinase Mps1 not only inhibits anaphase but also corrects erroneous attachments that could lead to missegregation and aneuploidy. However, Mps1's error correction-relevant substrates are unknown. Using a chemically tuned kinetochore-targeting assay, we show that Mps1 destabilizes microtubule attachments (K fibers) epistatically to Aurora B, the other major error-correcting kinase. Through quantitative proteomics, we identify multiple sites of Mps1-regulated phosphorylation at the outer kinetochore...
April 24, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415765/stable-aneuploid-tumors-cells-are-more-sensitive-to-ttk-inhibition-than-chromosomally-unstable-cell-lines
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Marion A A Libouban, Jeroen A D M de Roos, Joost C M Uitdehaag, Nicole Willemsen-Seegers, Sara Mainardi, Jelle Dylus, Jos de Man, Bastiaan Tops, Jules P P Meijerink, Zuzana Storchová, Rogier C Buijsman, René H Medema, Guido J R Zaman
Inhibition of the spindle assembly checkpoint kinase TTK causes chromosome mis-segregation and tumor cell death. However, high levels of TTK correlate with chromosomal instability (CIN), which can lead to aneuploidy. We show that treatment of tumor cells with the selective small molecule TTK inhibitor NTRC 0066-0 overrides the mitotic checkpoint, irrespective of cell line sensitivity. In stable aneuploid cells NTRC 0066-0 induced acute CIN, whereas in cells with high levels of pre-existing CIN there was only a small additional fraction of cells mis-segregating their chromosomes...
March 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415623/overexpression-of-ubiquitin-specific-proteases-44-promotes-the-malignancy-of-glioma-by-stabilizing-tumor-promoter-securin
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Yongxiang Zou, Guanzhong Qiu, Lei Jiang, Zheng Cai, Wei Sun, Hongkang Hu, Chengyin Lu, Weilin Jin, Guohan Hu
Ubiquitin specific peptidase 44 (USP44) has been identified as an important component of spindle assemble checkpoint (SAC) to prevent the formation of aneuploidy. However, recent study raised a controversy about the effect of USP44 in tumor. Here, we first confirmed the intranuclear localization of USP44 by testing several specific antibodies to recognize endogenous USP44. Then, data from IHC and qRT-PCR assay indicated that the high expression of USP44 existed in high-grade glioma tissues and signified a poor prognosis...
March 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404789/the-pp2a-b56-phosphatase-promotes-the-association-of-cdc20-with-apc-c-in-mitosis
#12
Sun Joo Lee, Veronica Rodriguez-Bravo, Hyunjung Kim, Sutirtha Datta, Emily A Foley
PP2A(B56) is a serine/threonine phosphatase essential for mitosis. At the kinetochore, PP2A(B56) both stabilizes microtubule binding and promotes silencing of the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) through its association with the SAC protein BubR1. Cells depleted of the B56 regulatory subunits of PP2A are delayed in APC/C(Cdc20) activation, an essential step for mitotic exit. It has been hypothesized that this delay arises from increased production of the mitotic checkpoint complex (MCC), an APC/C(Cdc20) inhibitor formed at unattached kinetochores through SAC signaling...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386668/a-mathematical-framework-for-kinetochore-driven-activation-feedback-in-the-mitotic-checkpoint
#13
Bashar Ibrahim
Proliferating cells properly divide into their daughter cells through a process that is mediated by kinetochores, protein-complexes that assemble at the centromere of each sister chromatid. Each kinetochore has to establish a tight bipolar attachment to the spindle apparatus before sister chromatid separation is initiated. The spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) links the biophysical attachment status of the kinetochores to mitotic progression and ensures that even a single misaligned kinetochore keeps the checkpoint active...
April 6, 2017: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380042/genetic-and-pharmacological-inhibition-of-ttk-impairs-pancreatic-cancer-cell-line-growth-by-inducing-lethal-chromosomal-instability
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Jeran K Stratford, Feng Yan, Rebecca A Hill, Michael B Major, Lee M Graves, Channing J Der, Jen Jen Yeh
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, which accounts for the majority of pancreatic cancers, is a lethal disease with few therapeutic options. Genomic profiling of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma has identified a complex and heterogeneous landscape. Understanding the molecular characteristics of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma will facilitate the identification of potential therapeutic strategies. We analyzed the gene expression profiles of primary tumors from patients compared to normal pancreas and identified high co-overexpression of core components of the spindle assembly checkpoint, including the protein kinase TTK (also known as MPS-1)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379780/akap95-interacts-with-nucleoporin-tpr-in-mitosis-and-is-important-for-the-spindle-assembly-checkpoint
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Graciela López-Soop, Torunn Rønningen, Agnieszka Rogala, Nina Richartz, Heidi Kiil Blomhoff, Bernd Thiede, Philippe Collas, Thomas Küntziger
Faithful chromosome segregation during mitosis relies on a proofreading mechanism that monitors proper kinetochore-microtubule attachments. The spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) is based on the concerted action of numerous components that maintain a repressive signal inhibiting transition into anaphase until all chromosomes are attached. Here we show that A-Kinase Anchoring Protein 95 (AKAP95) is necessary for proper SAC function. AKAP95-depleted HeLa cells show micronuclei formed from lagging chromosomes at mitosis...
April 5, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364521/rna-immunoprecipitation-identifies-novel-targets-of-dazl-in-human-foetal-ovary
#16
Roseanne Rosario, Richard W P Smith, Ian R Adams, Richard A Anderson
Study question: Can novel meiotic RNA targets of DAZL (deleted in azoospermia-like) be identified in the human foetal ovary? Summary answer: SYCP1 (synaptonemal complex protein-1), TEX11 (testis expressed 11) and SMC1B (structural maintenance of chromosomes 1B) are novel DAZL targets in the human foetal ovary, thus DAZL may have previously unrecognised roles in the translational regulation of RNAs involved in chromosome cohesion and DNA recombination in the oocyte from the time of initiation of meiosis...
March 1, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356326/caenorhabditis-elegans-oocytes-detect-meiotic-errors-in-the-absence-of-canonical-end-on-kinetochore-attachments
#17
Amanda C Davis-Roca, Christina C Muscat, Sarah M Wignall
Mitotically dividing cells use a surveillance mechanism, the spindle assembly checkpoint, that monitors the attachment of spindle microtubules to kinetochores as a means of detecting errors. However, end-on kinetochore attachments have not been observed in Caenorhabditis elegans oocytes and chromosomes instead associate with lateral microtubule bundles; whether errors can be sensed in this context is not known. Here, we show that C. elegans oocytes delay key events in anaphase, including AIR-2/Aurora B relocalization to the microtubules, in response to a variety of meiotic defects, demonstrating that errors can be detected in these cells and revealing a mechanism that regulates anaphase progression...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351953/sphingosine-1-phosphate-signaling-through-its-receptor-s1p5-promotes-chromosome-segregation-and-mitotic-progression
#18
Guillaume Andrieu, Adeline Ledoux, Sophie Branka, Magalie Bocquet, Julia Gilhodes, Thierry Walzer, Kousuke Kasahara, Masaki Inagaki, Roger A Sabbadini, Olivier Cuvillier, Anastassia Hatzoglou
Sphingosine kinase 1 (SphK1) promotes cell proliferation and survival, and its abundance is often increased in tumors. SphK1 produces the signaling lipid sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P), which activates signaling cascades downstream five G protein-coupled receptors (S1P1-5) to modulate vascular and immune system function and promote proliferation. We identified a new function of the SphK1-S1P pathway specifically in the control of mitosis. SphK1 depletion in HeLa cells caused prometaphase arrest, whereas its overexpression or activation accelerated mitosis...
March 28, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351851/centrosome-and-spindle-assembly-checkpoint-loss-leads-to-neural-apoptosis-and-reduced-brain-size
#19
John S Poulton, John C Cuningham, Mark Peifer
Accurate mitotic spindle assembly is critical for mitotic fidelity and organismal development. Multiple processes coordinate spindle assembly and chromosome segregation. Two key components are centrosomes and the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC), and mutations affecting either can cause human microcephaly. In vivo studies in Drosophila melanogaster found that loss of either component alone is well tolerated in the developing brain, in contrast to epithelial tissues of the imaginal discs. In this study, we reveal that one reason for that tolerance is the compensatory relationship between centrosomes and the SAC...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349831/cell-division-cycle-20-overexpression-predicts-poor-prognosis-for-patients-with-lung-adenocarcinoma
#20
Run Shi, Qi Sun, Jing Sun, Xin Wang, Wenjie Xia, Gaochao Dong, Anpeng Wang, Feng Jiang, Lin Xu
The cell division cycle 20, a key component of spindle assembly checkpoint, is an essential activator of the anaphase-promoting complex. Aberrant expression of cell division cycle 20 has been detected in various human cancers. However, its clinical significance has never been deeply investigated in non-small-cell lung cancer. By analyzing The Cancer Genome Atlas database and using some certain online databases, we validated overexpression of cell division cycle 20 in both messenger RNA and protein levels, explored its clinical significance, and evaluated the prognostic role of cell division cycle 20 in non-small-cell lung cancer...
March 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
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