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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089774/rootletin-prevents-cep68-from-vhl-mediated-proteasomal-degradation-to-maintain-centrosome-cohesion
#1
Huilong Yin, Lu Zheng, Weixiao Liu, Dachuan Zhang, Wei Li, Li Yuan
Centrosome cohesion, mostly regarded as a proteinaceous linker between parental centrioles, ensures the interphase centrosome(s) to function as a single microtubule-organizing center. Maintenance of centrosome cohesion counts on a number of centrosomal linker proteins because depletion of any of those leads to premature centrosome separation in interphase, termed centrosome splitting. However, the underlying mechanisms of the dependence are unknown. Here, we show that absence of Rootletin triggers the von Hippel-Lindau tumour suppressor protein (VHL)-mediated proteasomal degradation of Cep68 and, in turn, results in centrosome splitting...
January 12, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089391/camsap3-dependent-microtubule-dynamics-regulates-golgi-assembly-in-epithelial-cells
#2
Jing Wang, Honglin Xu, Yuqiang Jiang, Mikiko Takahashi, Masatoshi Takeichi, Wenxiang Meng
The Golgi assembly pattern varies among cell types. In fibroblast cells, the Golgi apparatus concentrates around the centrosome that radiates microtubules; whereas in epithelial cells, whose microtubules are mainly noncentrosomal, the Golgi apparatus accumulates around the nucleus independently of centrosome. Little is known about the mechanisms behind such cell type-specific Golgi and microtubule organization. Here, we show that the microtubule minus-end binding protein Nezha/CAMSAP3 (calmodulin-regulated spectrin-associated protein 3) plays a role in translocation of Golgi vesicles in epithelial cells...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Genetics and Genomics, Yi Chuan Xue Bao
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079116/katanin-p80-numa-and-cytoplasmic-dynein-cooperate-to-control-microtubule-dynamics
#3
Mingyue Jin, Oz Pomp, Tomoyasu Shinoda, Shiori Toba, Takayuki Torisawa, Ken'ya Furuta, Kazuhiro Oiwa, Takuo Yasunaga, Daiju Kitagawa, Shigeru Matsumura, Takaki Miyata, Thong Teck Tan, Bruno Reversade, Shinji Hirotsune
Human mutations in KATNB1 (p80) cause severe congenital cortical malformations, which encompass the clinical features of both microcephaly and lissencephaly. Although p80 plays critical roles during brain development, the underlying mechanisms remain predominately unknown. Here, we demonstrate that p80 regulates microtubule (MT) remodeling in combination with NuMA (nuclear mitotic apparatus protein) and cytoplasmic dynein. We show that p80 shuttles between the nucleus and spindle pole in synchrony with the cell cycle...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074286/regulation-of-microtubule-nucleation-mediated-by-%C3%AE-tubulin-complexes
#4
REVIEW
Vadym Sulimenko, Zuzana Hájková, Anastasiya Klebanovych, Pavel Dráber
The microtubule cytoskeleton is critically important for spatio-temporal organization of eukaryotic cells. The nucleation of new microtubules is typically restricted to microtubule organizing centers (MTOCs) and requires γ-tubulin that assembles into multisubunit complexes of various sizes. γ-Tubulin ring complexes (TuRCs) are efficient microtubule nucleators and are associated with large number of targeting, activating and modulating proteins. γ-Tubulin-dependent nucleation of microtubules occurs both from canonical MTOCs, such as spindle pole bodies and centrosomes, and additional sites such as Golgi apparatus, nuclear envelope, plasma membrane-associated sites, chromatin and surface of pre-existing microtubules...
January 10, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069833/clasp2-ensures-mitotic-fidelity-and-prevents-differentiation-of-epidermal-keratinocytes
#5
Marta N Shahbazi, Daniel Peña-Jimenez, Francesca Antonucci, Matthias Drosten, Mirna Perez-Moreno
Epidermal homeostasis is tightly controlled by a balancing act of self-renewal or terminal differentiation of proliferating basal keratinocytes. An increase in DNA content as a consequence of a mitotic block is a recognized mechanism underlying keratinocyte differentiation, but the molecular mechanisms involved in this process are not yet fully understood. Using cultured primary keratinocytes, here we report that the expression of the mammalian Microtubule and Kinetochore-associated protein Clasp2 is intimately associated to the basal proliferative makeup of keratinocytes, and its deficiency leads to premature differentiation...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065742/sustained-centrosome-cortical-contact-ensures-robust-polarization-of-the-one-cell-c-elegans-embryo
#6
Dominique M Saturno, Dominic T Castanzo, Margaret Williams, Devayu A Parikh, Eva C Jaeger, Rebecca Lyczak
In C. elegans, the anterior-posterior axis is established at the one-cell stage when the embryo polarizes along its long axis. One model suggests that a cue from the centrosome triggers symmetry breaking and is then dispensable for further steps in the process. In the absence of the initial centrosome cue, a redundant mechanism, reliant on the centrosome's microtubules, can polarize the cell. Despite this model, data from multiple sources suggest that direct centrosome-contact with the cortex may play a role in ensuring robust polarization...
January 5, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065299/labeling-membrane-domains-in-dividing-echinoderm-eggs
#7
M Bennett, J Meaders, S Ruvolo, D Burgess
Sea urchins have long been used as a model organism to address questions in cell biology and development. Work utilizing this model has elucidated processes of fertilization, the description of centrosomes, the separation of chromosomes during mitosis, and numerous other landmark discoveries. They have been a favorite among researchers for a variety of reasons: Eggs are large and malleable, making them relatively easy to work with; the embryos have synchronized, rapid divisions; they are easy to microinject and manipulate; and their genome sequence is available...
2017: Methods in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063737/discovery-of-centrosomal-protein-70-as-an-important-player-in-the-development-and-progression-of-breast-cancer
#8
Xingjuan Shi, Dengwen Li, Yujue Wang, Shiyu Liu, Juan Qin, Jun Wang, Jie Ran, Yu Zhang, Qinghai Huang, Xiangdong Liu, Jun Zhou, Min Liu
Centrosome abnormalities have been implicated in the development and progression of breast cancer. However, the molecular players involved in the above processes remain largely uncharacterized. Herein, we identify centrosomal protein 70 (Cep70) as an important factor that mediates breast cancer growth and metastasis. Cep70 is up-regulated in breast cancer tissues and cell lines, and its expression is closely correlated with several clinicopathologic variables associated with breast cancer progression. Mechanistic studies reveal that the up-regulation of Cep70 in breast cancer occurs at the mRNA level and is independent of gene amplification...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059168/shg-specificity-of-cellular-rootletin-filaments-enables-na%C3%A3-ve-imaging-with-universal-conservation
#9
Toshihiro Akiyama, Akihito Inoko, Yuichi Kaji, Shigenobu Yonemura, Kisa Kakiguchi, Hiroki Segawa, Kei Ishitsuka, Masaki Yoshida, Osamu Numata, Philippe Leproux, Vincent Couderc, Tetsuro Oshika, Hideaki Kano
Despite growing demand for truly naïve imaging, label-free observation of cilium-related structure remains challenging, and validation of the pertinent molecules is correspondingly difficult. In this study, in retinas and cultured cells, we distinctively visualized Rootletin filaments in rootlets in the second harmonic generation (SHG) channel, integrated in custom coherent nonlinear optical microscopy (CNOM) with a simple, compact, and ultra-broadband supercontinuum light source. This SHG signal was primarily detected on rootlets of connecting cilia in the retinal photoreceptor and was validated by colocalization with anti-Rootletin staining...
January 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041907/polarity-reversal-by-centrosome-repositioning-primes-cell-scattering-during-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition
#10
Mithila Burute, Magali Prioux, Guillaume Blin, Sandrine Truchet, Gaëlle Letort, Qingzong Tseng, Thomas Bessy, Sally Lowell, Joanne Young, Odile Filhol, Manuel Théry
During epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), cells lining the tissue periphery break up their cohesion to migrate within the tissue. This dramatic reorganization involves a poorly characterized reorientation of the apicobasal polarity of static epithelial cells into the front-rear polarity of migrating mesenchymal cells. To investigate the spatial coordination of intracellular reorganization with morphological changes, we monitored centrosome positioning during EMT in vivo, in developing mouse embryos and mammary gland, and in vitro, in cultured 3D cell aggregates and micropatterned cell doublets...
December 23, 2016: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035044/a-role-for-gle1-a-regulator-of-dead-box-rna-helicases-at-centrosomes-and-basal-bodies
#11
Li-En Jao, Abdalla Akef, Susan R Wente
Control of organellar assembly and function is critical to eukaryotic homeostasis and survival. Gle1 is a highly conserved regulator of RNA-dependent DEAD-box ATPase proteins, with critical roles in both mRNA export and translation. In addition to its well-defined interaction with nuclear pore complexes, here we find that Gle1 is enriched at the centrosome and basal body. Gle1 assembles into the toroid-shaped pericentriolar material around the mother centriole. Reduced Gle1 levels are correlated with decreased pericentrin localization at the centrosome and microtubule organization defects...
January 1, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031327/inpp5e-preserves-genomic-stability-through-regulation-of-mitosis
#12
Elizabeth A Sierra Potchanant, Donna Cerabona, Zahi Abdul Sater, Ying He, Zejin Sun, Jeff Gehlhausen, Grzegorz Nalepa
The partially understood phosphoinositide signaling cascade regulates multiple aspects of cellular metabolism. Previous studies revealed that INPP5E, the inositol polyphosphate-5-phosphatase mutated in the developmental disorders Joubert and MORM syndromes, is essential for the function of the primary cilium and maintenance of phosphoinositide balance in non-dividing cells. Here, we report that INPP5E further contributes to cellular homeostasis by regulating cell division. We found that silencing or genetic knockout of INPP5E in human and murine cells impairs the spindle assembly checkpoint, centrosome and spindle function, and maintenance of chromosomal integrity...
December 28, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027322/correction-atx-2-the-c-elegans-ortholog-of-human-ataxin-2-regulates-centrosome-size-and-microtubule-dynamics
#13
Michael D Stubenvoll, Jeffrey C Medley, Miranda Irwin, Mi Hye Song
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1006370.].
December 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026138/towards-a-molecular-architecture-of-the-centrosome-in-toxoplasma-gondii
#14
REVIEW
Juliette Morlon-Guyot, Maria E Francia, Jean-François Dubremetz, Wassim Daher
Toxoplasma gondii is the causative agent of toxoplasmosis. The pathogenicity of this unicellular parasite is tightly linked to its ability to efficiently proliferate within its host. Tachyzoites, the fast dividing form of the parasite, divide by endodyogeny. This process involves a single round of DNA replication, closed nuclear mitosis, and assembly of two daughter cells within a mother. The successful completion of endodyogeny relies on the temporal and spatial coordination of a plethora of simultaneous events...
December 27, 2016: Cytoskeleton
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017616/gas2l1-is-a-centriole-associated-protein-required-for-centrosome-dynamics-and-disjunction
#15
Franco K C Au, Yue Jia, Kai Jiang, Ilya Grigoriev, Bill K T Hau, Yuehong Shen, Shengwang Du, Anna Akhmanova, Robert Z Qi
Mitotic spindle formation and chromosome segregation require timely separation of the two duplicated centrosomes, and this process is initiated in late G2 by centrosome disjunction. Here we report that GAS2L1, a microtubule- and actin-binding protein, associates with the proximal end of mature centrioles and participates in centriole dynamics and centrosome disjunction. GAS2L1 attaches microtubules and actin to centrosomes, and the loss of GAS2L1 inhibits centrosome disjunction in G2 and centrosome splitting induced by depletion of the centrosome linker rootletin...
January 9, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008958/zika-virus-infection-induces-mitosis-abnormalities-and-apoptotic-cell-death-of-human-neural-progenitor-cells
#16
Bruno S F Souza, Gabriela L A Sampaio, Ciro S Pereira, Gubio S Campos, Silvia I Sardi, Luiz A R Freitas, Claudio P Figueira, Bruno D Paredes, Carolina K V Nonaka, Carine M Azevedo, Vinicius P C Rocha, Antonio C Bandeira, Rosalia Mendez-Otero, Ricardo Ribeiro Dos Santos, Milena B P Soares
Zika virus (ZIKV) infection has been associated with severe complications both in the developing and adult nervous system. To investigate the deleterious effects of ZIKV infection, we used human neural progenitor cells (NPC), derived from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC). We found that NPC are highly susceptible to ZIKV and the infection results in cell death. ZIKV infection led to a marked reduction in cell proliferation, ultrastructural alterations and induction of autophagy. Induction of apoptosis of Sox2(+) cells was demonstrated by activation of caspases 3/7, 8 and 9, and by ultrastructural and flow cytometry analyses...
December 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008224/centrosome-a-promising-anti-cancer-target
#17
REVIEW
Yainyrette Rivera-Rivera, Harold I Saavedra
The centrosome, an organelle discovered >100 years ago, is the main microtubule-organizing center in mammalian organisms. The centrosome is composed of a pair of centrioles surrounded by the pericentriolar material (PMC) and plays a major role in the regulation of cell cycle transitions (G1-S, G2-M, and metaphase-anaphase), ensuring the normality of cell division. Hundreds of proteins found in the centrosome exert a variety of roles, including microtubule dynamics, nucleation, and kinetochore-microtubule attachments that allow correct chromosome alignment and segregation...
2016: Biologics: Targets & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004182/cdk5rap2-interaction-with-components-of-the-hippo-signaling-pathway-may-play-a-role-in-primary-microcephaly
#18
Salil K Sukumaran, Maria Stumpf, Sarah Salamon, Ilyas Ahmad, Kurchi Bhattacharya, Sarah Fischer, Rolf Müller, Janine Altmüller, Birgit Budde, Holger Thiele, Muhammad Tariq, Naveed Altaf Malik, Peter Nürnberg, Shahid Mahmood Baig, Muhammad Sajid Hussain, Angelika A Noegel
Autosomal recessive primary microcephaly (MCPH) is characterized by a substantial reduction in brain size but with normal architecture. It is often linked to mutations in genes coding for centrosomal proteins; however, their role in brain size regulation is not completely understood. By combining homozygosity mapping and whole-exome sequencing in an MCPH family from Pakistan, we identified a novel mutation (XM_011518861.1; c.4114C > T) in CDK5RAP2, the gene associated with primary microcephaly-3 (MCPH3), leading to a premature stop codon (p...
December 21, 2016: Molecular Genetics and Genomics: MGG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998958/bisphenol-a-and-its-analogues-disrupt-centrosome-cycle-and-microtubule-dynamics-in-prostate-cancer
#19
Shuk-Mei Ho, Rahul Rao, Sarah To, Emma Schoch, Pheruza Tarapore
Humans are increasingly exposed to structural analogues of bisphenol A (BPA), as BPA is being replaced by these compounds in BPA-free consumer products. We have previously shown that chronic and developmental exposure to BPA is associated with increased prostate cancer (PCa) risk in human and animal models. Here, we examine whether exposure of PCa cells (LNCaP, C4-2) to low-dose BPA and its structural analogues (BPS, BPF, BPAF, TBBPA, DMBPA and TMBPA) affects centrosome amplification (CA), a hallmark of cancer initiation and progression...
February 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995374/nuclear-migration-during-karyogamy-in-rice-zygotes-is-mediated-by-continuous-convergence-of-actin-meshwork-toward-the-egg-nucleus
#20
Yukinosuke Ohnishi, Takashi Okamoto
Fertilization is comprised of two sequential fusion processes; plasmogamy and karyogamy. Karyogamy completes with migration and fusion of the male and female nuclei in the fused cell. In animals, microtubules organized by the centrosome control female/male pronuclei migration. In contrast, the nuclear migration in fused gametes of angiosperms is controlled by actin filaments, but the mechanism that regulates actin filament-dependent nuclear migration is not clear. In this study, we prepared fused rice (Oryza sativa L...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Plant Research
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