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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100664/rab1-interacts-with-golph3-and-controls-golgi-structure-and-contractile-ring-constriction-during-cytokinesis-in-drosophila-melanogaster
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Stefano Sechi, Anna Frappaolo, Roberta Fraschini, Luisa Capalbo, Marco Gottardo, Giorgio Belloni, David M Glover, Alan Wainman, Maria Grazia Giansanti
Cytokinesis requires a tight coordination between actomyosin ring constriction and new membrane addition along the ingressing cleavage furrow. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying vesicle trafficking to the equatorial site and how this process is coupled with the dynamics of the contractile apparatus are poorly defined. Here we provide evidence for the requirement of Rab1 during cleavage furrow ingression in cytokinesis. We demonstrate that the gene omelette (omt) encodes the Drosophila orthologue of human Rab1 and is required for successful cytokinesis in both mitotic and meiotic dividing cells of Drosophila melanogaster We show that Rab1 protein colocalizes with the conserved oligomeric Golgi (COG) complex Cog7 subunit and the phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate effector GOLPH3 at the Golgi stacks...
January 2017: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096473/vimentin-intermediate-filaments-control-actin-stress-fiber-assembly-through-gef-h1-and-rhoa
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Yaming Jiu, Johan Peränen, Niccole Schaible, Fang Cheng, John E Eriksson, Ramaswamy Krishnan, Pekka Lappalainen
The actin and intermediate filament cytoskeleltons contribute to numerous cellular processes, including morphogenesis, cytokinesis, and migration. These two cytoskeletal systems associate with each other, but the underlying mechanisms are incompletely understood. Here,we show that inactivation of vimentin leads to increased actin stress fiber assembly and contractility, and consequent elevation of myosin light chain phosphorylation and stabilization of tropomyosin-4.2. The vimentin knockout phenotypes can be rescued by re-expression of wild-type vimentin, but not by the non-filamentous 'unit length form' vimentin, demonstrating that intact vimentin intermediate filaments are required to facilitate the effects on the actin cytoskeleton...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096450/analysis-of-genome-instability-biomarkers-in-children-with-non-syndromic-orofacial-clefts
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Luíza Araújo da Costa Xavier, João Felipe Bezerra, Adriana Augusto de Rezende, Raffael Azevedo de Carvalho Oliveira, Rodrigo Juliani Siqueira Dalmolin, Viviane Souza do Amaral
The non-syndromic cleft lip and/or palate (NSCL/P) is a common birth defect caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. The possible role of genome instability on NSCL/P patient needs more investigation, since DNA metabolism is an essential cellular function to keep cells with normal genotypes and gene expression patterns according to tissue specificities, which is critical during embryo development because it requires sensitive regulation of cell proliferation, apoptosis and differentiation...
January 16, 2017: Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096354/loss-of-get-pathway-orthologs-in-arabidopsis-thaliana-causes-root-hair-growth-defects-and-affects-snare-abundance
#4
Shuping Xing, Dietmar Gerald Mehlhorn, Niklas Wallmeroth, Lisa Yasmin Asseck, Ritwika Kar, Alessa Voss, Philipp Denninger, Vanessa Aphaia Fiona Schmidt, Markus Schwarzländer, York-Dieter Stierhof, Guido Grossmann, Christopher Grefen
Soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor attachment protein receptor (SNARE) proteins are key players in cellular trafficking and coordinate vital cellular processes, such as cytokinesis, pathogen defense, and ion transport regulation. With few exceptions, SNAREs are tail-anchored (TA) proteins, bearing a C-terminal hydrophobic domain that is essential for their membrane integration. Recently, the Guided Entry of Tail-anchored proteins (GET) pathway was described in mammalian and yeast cells that serve as a blueprint of TA protein insertion [Schuldiner M, et al...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092806/life-cycle-ultrastructure-and-phylogeny-of-parvilucifera-corolla-sp-nov-alveolata-perkinsozoa-a-parasitoid-of-dinoflagellates
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Albert Reñé, Elisabet Alacid, Rosa Isabel Figueroa, Francisco Rodríguez, Esther Garcés
Recent studies of marine protists have revealed parasites to be key components of marine communities. Here we describe a new species of the parasitoid genus Parvilucifera that was observed infecting the dinoflagellate Durinskia baltica in salt marshes of the Catalan coast (NW Mediterranean). In parallel, the same species was detected after the incubation of seawater from the Canary Islands (Lanzarote, NE Atlantic). The successful isolation of strains from both localities allowed description of the life cycle, ultrastructure, and phylogeny of the species...
December 13, 2016: European Journal of Protistology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087737/a-homozygous-mutation-in-trim36-causes-autosomal-recessive-anencephaly-in-an-indian-family
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Nivedita Singh, Vishwanath Kumble Bhat, Ankana Tiwari, Srinivas G Kodaganur, Sagar J Tontanahal, Astha Sarda, K V Malini, Arun Kumar
Anencephaly is characterized by the absence of brain tissues and cranium. During primary neurulation stage of the embryo, the rostral part of the neural pore fails to close, leading to anencephaly. Anencephaly shows a heterogeneous etiology, ranging from environmental to genetic causes. The autosomal recessive inheritance of anencephaly has been reported in several populations. In this study, we employed whole-exome sequencing and identified a homozygous missense mutation c.1522C>A (p.Pro508Thr) in the TRIM36 gene as the cause of autosomal recessive anencephaly (APH) in an Indian family...
January 13, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081137/anillin-phosphorylation-controls-timely-membrane-association-and-successful-cytokinesis
#7
Hyunjung Kim, James M Johnson, Robert F Lera, Sarang Brahma, Mark E Burkard
During cytokinesis, a contractile ring generates the constricting force to divide a cell into two daughters. This ring is composed of filamentous actin and the motor protein myosin, along with additional structural and regulatory proteins, including anillin. Anillin is a required scaffold protein that links the actomyosin ring to membrane and its organizer, RhoA. However, the molecular basis for timely action of anillin at cytokinesis remains obscure. Here, we find that phosphorylation regulates efficient recruitment of human anillin to the equatorial membrane...
January 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079896/impaired-embryonic-development-in-glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase-deficient-caenorhabditis-elegans-due-to-abnormal-redox-homeostasis-induced-activation-of-calcium-independent-phospholipase-and-alteration-of-glycerophospholipid-metabolism
#8
Tzu-Ling Chen, Hung-Chi Yang, Cheng-Yu Hung, Meng-Hsin Ou, Yi-Yun Pan, Mei-Ling Cheng, Arnold Stern, Szecheng J Lo, Daniel Tsun-Yee Chiu
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is a commonly pervasive inherited disease in many parts of the world. The complete lack of G6PD activity in a mouse model causes embryonic lethality. The G6PD-deficient Caenorhabditis elegans model also shows embryonic death as indicated by a severe hatching defect. Although increased oxidative stress has been implicated in both cases as the underlying cause, the exact mechanism has not been clearly delineated. In this study with C. elegans, membrane-associated defects, including enhanced permeability, defective polarity and cytokinesis, were found in G6PD-deficient embryos...
January 12, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077953/systematic-epistatic-mapping-of-cellular-processes
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EDITORIAL
Maximilian Billmann, Michael Boutros
Genetic screens have identified many novel components of various biological processes, such as components required for cell cycle and cell division. While forward genetic screens typically generate unstructured 'hit' lists, genetic interaction mapping approaches can identify functional relations in a systematic fashion. Here, we discuss a recent study by our group demonstrating a two-step approach to first screen for regulators of the mitotic cell cycle, and subsequently guide hypothesis generation by using genetic interaction analysis...
2017: Cell Division
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075662/centriolin-a-centriole-appendage-protein-regulates-peripheral-spindle-migration-and-asymmetric-division-in-mouse-meiotic-oocytes
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Tian-Yi Sun, Hai-Yang Wang, Jung-Woo Kwon, Bao Yuan, In-Won Lee, Xiang-Shun Cui, Nam-Hyung Kim
Unlike somatic cells mitosis, germ cell meiosis consists of two consecutive rounds of division that segregate homologous chromosomes and sister chromatids, respectively. The meiotic oocyte is characterized by an absence of centrioles and asymmetric division. Centriolin is a relatively novel centriolar protein that functions in mitotic cell cycle progression and cytokinesis. Here, we explored the function of centriolin in meiosis and showed that it is localized to meiotic spindles and concentrated at the spindle poles and midbody during oocyte meiotic maturation...
January 11, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075524/topk-t-lak-cell-originated-protein-kinase-inhibitor-exhibits-growth-suppressive-effect-on-small-cell-lung-cancer
#11
Jae-Hyun Park, Hiroyuki Inoue, Taigo Kato, Makda Zewde, Takashi Miyamoto, Yo Matsuo, Ravi Salgia, Yusuke Nakamura
T-lymphokine-activated killer cell-originated protein kinase (TOPK) plays critical roles in cancer cell proliferation as well as maintenance of cancer stem cells (CSC). Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) has highly aggressive phenotype, reveals early spread to distant sites, and results in dismal prognosis with little effective treatment. In this study, we demonstrate that TOPK expression was highly upregulated in both SCLC cell lines and primary tumors. Similar to siRNA-mediated TOPK knockdown effects, treatment with a potent TOPK inhibitor, OTS514, effectively suppressed growth of SCLC cell lines (IC50 ; 0...
January 11, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075389/control-of-initiation-of-dna-replication-in-bacillus-subtilis-and-escherichia-coli
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REVIEW
Katie H Jameson, Anthony J Wilkinson
Initiation of DNA Replication is tightly regulated in all cells since imbalances in chromosomal copy number are deleterious and often lethal. In bacteria such as Bacillus subtilis and Escherichia coli, at the point of cytokinesis, there must be two complete copies of the chromosome to partition into the daughter cells following division at mid-cell during vegetative growth. Under conditions of rapid growth, when the time taken to replicate the chromosome exceeds the doubling time of the cells, there will be multiple initiations per cell cycle and daughter cells will inherit chromosomes that are already undergoing replication...
January 10, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073664/extract-of-bulbus-fritillaria-cirrhosa-perturbs-spindle-assembly-checkpoint-induces-mitotic-aberrations-and-genomic-instability-in-human-colon-epithelial-cell-line
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Xihan Guo, Juan Ni, Jinglun Xue, Xu Wang
BACKGROUND: Bulbus Fritillaria cirrhosa D. Don (BFC) has been used in China as a folk medicine for the treatment of cough and asthma for more than 2000 years. The antitussive and antiasthmatic effects of BFC have been reported before, nevertheless its toxicity and safety have not been documented. This study investigated the possible effects of BFC on spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC), mitotic fidelity and genomic stability in human NCM460 colon epithelial cells. METHODS: Cells were treated with BFC (0, 20, 40, 80 and 160μg/ml) for 24, 48 and 72h and harvested differently according to the biomarkers observed...
January 7, 2017: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072461/adverse-and-beneficial-effects-in-chinese-hamster-lung-fibroblast-cells-following-radiofrequency-exposure
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Anna Sannino, Olga Zeni, Stefania Romeo, Rita Massa, Maria Rosaria Scarfi
In this study, the effect of radiofrequency (RF) exposure to 1950 MHz, Universal Mobile Telecommunication System signal, was investigated in Chinese hamster lung fibroblast cell line (V79). Genotoxic and cytotoxic effects of 20-h exposure at specific absorption rate (SAR) values from 0.15 W/kg to 1.25 W/kg were measured by means of cytokinesis-block micronucleus (MN) assay. Exposure was carried out blinded under strictly controlled conditions of dosimetry and temperature. The effect of RF exposure alone at four SAR values was tested, that is, 0...
January 10, 2017: Bioelectromagnetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070829/functional-analysis-of-kif20a-a-potential-immunotherapeutic-target-for-glioma
#15
Katsuya Saito, Shigeki Ohta, Yutaka Kawakami, Kazunari Yoshida, Masahiro Toda
Kinesin family member 20A (KIF20A), an ideal cancer-testis antigen, was reported to be a promising immunotherapeutic target for pancreatic cancers. Clinical trials of KIF20A peptide vaccine immunotherapy have been conducted against pancreatic cancers. To demonstrate the efficacy of KIF20A as a candidate molecular target for gliomas, we analyzed the expression and function of KIF20A in gliomas. Western blot and quantitative PCR analyses showed that KIF20A expression in glioma cell lines and glioma tissues was high compared with that found in a normal brain...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070732/the-clinical-and-laboratory-spectrum-of-dedicator-of-cytokinesis-8-immunodeficiency-syndrome-in-patients-with-a-unique-mutation
#16
Arnon Broides, Amarilla B Mandola, Jacov Levy, Baruch Yerushalmi, Vered Pinsk, Michal Eldan, George Shubinsky, Nurit Hadad, Rachel Levy, Amit Nahum, Miriam Ben-Harosh, Atar Lev, Amos Simon, Raz Somech
Mutations in the dedicator of cytokinesis 8 (DOCK8) gene cause a combined immunodeficiency usually diagnosed as autosomal recessive hyper IgE syndrome. We sought to reveal the varying manifestations in patients with a unique mutation in DOCK8 gene by a retrospective medical record review. Ten patients from five consanguineous families and three tribes were included. Seven patients were homozygous for the c.C5134A, p.S1711X mutation, and the remaining three patients were their siblings manifesting hyper IgE syndrome features without a genetic diagnosis...
January 10, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065322/visualization-of-cleavage-furrow-proteins-in-fixed-dividing-spermatocytes
#17
A Frappaolo, S Sechi, G Belloni, R Piergentili, M G Giansanti
Cytokinesis separates the cytoplasmic organelles and the duplicated genome into two daughter cells at the end of cell division. In animal cell cytokinesis, assembly and constriction of the contractile apparatus must be finely coordinated with plasma membrane remodeling and vesicle trafficking at the cleavage furrow. Accurate control of these events during cell cleavage is a fundamental task in all organisms and is also essential for maintaining ploidy and preventing neoplastic transformation. Drosophila male meiosis provides a well-suited cell system for exploring the molecular mechanisms underlying cytokinesis, combining the powerful tools of Drosophila genetics with unique cytological characteristics...
2017: Methods in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065321/studying-cytokinesis-in-drosophila-epithelial-tissues
#18
D Pinheiro, Y Bellaïche
Epithelial tissue cohesiveness is ensured through cell-cell junctions that maintain both adhesion and mechanical coupling between neighboring cells. During development, epithelial tissues undergo intensive cell proliferation. Cell division, and particularly cytokinesis, is coupled to the formation of new adhesive contacts, thereby preserving tissue integrity and propagating cell polarity. Remarkably, the geometry of the new interfaces is determined by the combined action of the dividing cell and its neighbors...
2017: Methods in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065320/imaging-cytokinesis-of-drosophila-s2-cells
#19
A Kechad, G R X Hickson
Animal cell cytokinesis proceeds through three successive stages: a contractile ring stage, an intercellular bridge stage, and an abscission stage. Many studies have identified a complex network of key proteins required for successful cytokinesis. While each component interacts with, and depends on, several other components, our understanding of how these proteins cooperate in space and time to ensure faithful progression through the stages of cytokinesis remains incomplete. A full understanding of the complexity of the process and its underlying machinery necessitates experimental systems that allow both genetic manipulation and real-time visualization of the various components throughout the successive stages of cytokinesis...
2017: Methods in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065319/xenopus-extract-approaches-to-studying-microtubule-organization-and-signaling-in-cytokinesis
#20
C M Field, J F Pelletier, T J Mitchison
We report optimized methods for preparing actin-intact Xenopus egg extract. This extract is minimally perturbed, undiluted egg cytoplasm where the cell cycle can be experimentally controlled. It contains abundant organelles and glycogen and supports active metabolism and cytoskeletal dynamics that closely mimic egg physiology. The concentration of the most abundant ∼11,000 proteins is known from mass spectrometry. Actin-intact egg extract can be used for analysis of actin dynamics and interaction of actin with other cytoplasmic systems, as well as microtubule organization...
2017: Methods in Cell Biology
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