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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210903/role-of-exchange-protein-directly-activated-by-camp-epac1-in-breast-cancer-cell-migration-and-apoptosis
#1
Naveen Kumar, Sonal Gupta, Surbhi Dabral, Shailja Singh, Seema Sehrawat
Despite the current progress in cancer research and therapy, breast cancer remains the leading cause of mortality among half a million women worldwide. Migration and invasion of cancer cells are associated with prevalent tumor metastasis as well as high mortality. Extensive studies have powerfully established the role of prototypic second messenger cAMP and its two ubiquitously expressed intracellular cAMP receptors namely the classic protein kinaseA/cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA) and the more recently discovered exchange protein directly activated by cAMP/cAMP-regulated guanine nucleotide exchange factor (EPAC/cAMP-GEF) in cell migration, cell cycle regulation, and cell death...
February 16, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209922/autophagy-controls-centrosome-number
#2
EDITORIAL
Shinya Honda, Shigeomi Shimizu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209915/exclusive-destruction-of-mitotic-spindles-in-human-cancer-cells
#3
Leonid Visochek, Asher Castiel, Leonid Mittelman, Michael Elkin, Dikla Atias, Talia Golan, Shai Izraeli, Tamar Peretz, Malka Cohen-Armon
We identified target proteins modified by phenanthrenes that cause exclusive eradication of human cancer cells. The cytotoxic activity of the phenanthrenes in a variety of human cancer cells is attributed by these findings to post translational modifications of NuMA and kinesins HSET/kifC1 and kif18A. Their activity prevented the binding of NuMA to α-tubulin and kinesins in human cancer cells, and caused aberrant spindles. The most efficient cytotoxic activity of the phenanthridine PJ34, caused significantly smaller aberrant spindles with disrupted spindle poles and scattered extra-centrosomes and chromosomes...
February 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205572/ran-dependent-tpx2-activation-promotes-acentrosomal-microtubule-nucleation-in-neurons
#4
Wen-Shin Chen, Yi-Ju Chen, Yung-An Huang, Bing-Yuan Hsieh, Ho-Chieh Chiu, Pei-Ying Kao, Chih-Yuan Chao, Eric Hwang
The microtubule (MT) cytoskeleton is essential for the formation of morphologically appropriate neurons. The existence of the acentrosomal MT organizing center in neurons has been proposed but its identity remained elusive. Here we provide evidence showing that TPX2 is an important component of this acentrosomal MT organizing center. First, neurite elongation is compromised in TPX2-depleted neurons. In addition, TPX2 localizes to the centrosome and along the neurite shaft bound to MTs. Depleting TPX2 decreases MT formation frequency specifically at the tip and the base of the neurite, and these correlate precisely with the regions where active GTP-bound Ran proteins are enriched...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202658/mechanisms-for-nonmitotic-activation-of-aurora-a-at-cilia
#5
REVIEW
Vladislav Korobeynikov, Alexander Y Deneka, Erica A Golemis
Overexpression of the Aurora kinase A (AURKA) is oncogenic in many tumors. Many studies of AURKA have focused on activities of this kinase in mitosis, and elucidated the mechanisms by which AURKA activity is induced at the G2/M boundary through interactions with proteins such as TPX2 and NEDD9. These studies have informed the development of small molecule inhibitors of AURKA, of which a number are currently under preclinical and clinical assessment. While the first activities defined for AURKA were its control of centrosomal maturation and organization of the mitotic spindle, an increasing number of studies over the past decade have recognized a separate biological function of AURKA, in controlling disassembly of the primary cilium, a small organelle protruding from the cell surface that serves as a signaling platform...
February 8, 2017: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193847/dna-damage-response-independent-role-for-mdc1-in-maintaining-genomic-stability
#6
Zhiguo Li, Chen Shao, Yifan Kong, Colin Carlock, Nihal Ahmad, Xiaoqi Liu
MDC1 is a central player in checkpoint activation and subsequent DNA repair following DNA damage. Although MDC1 has been extensively studied, much of its known functions to date pertains to the DNA damage response (DDR) pathway. Herein, we report a novel function of phosphorylated MDC1, independent of ATM and DNA damage, which is required for proper mitotic progression and maintenance of genomic stability. We demonstrate that MDC1 is an in vivo target of Plk1 and that the phosphorylated MDC1 is dynamically localized to nuclear envelopes, centrosomes, kinetochores and the midbodies...
February 13, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193732/error-prone-meiotic-division-and-subfertility-in-mice-with-oocyte-conditional-knockdown-of-pericentrin
#7
Claudia Baumann, Xiaotian Wang, Luhan Yang, Maria M Viveiros
Mouse oocytes lack canonical centrosomes and instead contain unique acentriolar microtubule-organizing centers (aMTOCs). To test the function of these distinct aMTOCs in meiotic spindle formation -Pericentrin (Pcnt), an essential centrosome/MTOC protein, was knocked down exclusively in oocytes using transgenic RNAi. Here we provide evidence that disruption of aMTOC function in oocytes promotes spindle instability and severe meiotic errors that lead to pronounced female subfertility. Pcnt-depleted oocytes from transgenic (Tg) mice are ovulated at metaphase-II, but show significant chromosome misalignment, aneuploidy and premature sister chromatid separation...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188792/recruitment-of-pp1-to-the-centrosomal-scaffold-protein-cep192
#8
Isha Nasa, Laura Trinkle-Mulcahy, P Douglas, Sibapriya Chaudhuri, S P Lees-Miller, Kyung S Lee, Greg B Moorhead
Centrosomal protein of 192 kDa (CEP192) is a scaffolding protein that recruits the mitotic protein kinases Aurora A and PLK1 to the centrosome. Here we demonstrate that CEP192 also recruits the type one protein phosphatase (PP1) via a highly conserved KHVTF docking motif. The threonine of the KHVTF motif is phosphorylated during mitosis and protein kinase inhibition studies suggest this to be a PLK1-dependent process.
February 8, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188027/a-new-mode-of-mitotic-surveillance
#9
REVIEW
Bramwell G Lambrus, Andrew J Holland
Cells have evolved certain precautions to preserve their genomic content during mitosis and avoid potentially oncogenic errors. Besides the well-established DNA damage checkpoint and spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC), recent observations have identified an additional mitotic failsafe referred to as the mitotic surveillance pathway. This pathway triggers a cell cycle arrest to block the growth of potentially unfit daughter cells and is activated by both prolonged mitosis and centrosome loss. Recent genome-wide screens surprisingly revealed that 53BP1 and USP28 act upstream of p53 to mediate signaling through the mitotic surveillance pathway...
February 7, 2017: Trends in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186092/epstein-barr-virus-particles-induce-centrosome-amplification-and-chromosomal-instability
#10
Anatoliy Shumilov, Ming-Han Tsai, Yvonne T Schlosser, Anne-Sophie Kratz, Katharina Bernhardt, Susanne Fink, Tuba Mizani, Xiaochen Lin, Anna Jauch, Josef Mautner, Annette Kopp-Schneider, Regina Feederle, Ingrid Hoffmann, Henri-Jacques Delecluse
Infections with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) are associated with cancer development, and EBV lytic replication (the process that generates virus progeny) is a strong risk factor for some cancer types. Here we report that EBV infection of B-lymphocytes (in vitro and in a mouse model) leads to an increased rate of centrosome amplification, associated with chromosomal instability. This effect can be reproduced with virus-like particles devoid of EBV DNA, but not with defective virus-like particles that cannot infect host cells...
February 10, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179500/ninein-is-essential-for-apico-basal-microtubule-formation-and-clip-170-facilitates-its-redeployment-to-non-centrosomal-microtubule-organizing-centres
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Deborah A Goldspink, Chris Rookyard, Benjamin J Tyrrell, Jonathan Gadsby, James Perkins, Elizabeth K Lund, Niels Galjart, Paul Thomas, Tom Wileman, Mette M Mogensen
Differentiation of columnar epithelial cells involves a dramatic reorganization of the microtubules (MTs) and centrosomal components into an apico-basal array no longer anchored at the centrosome. Instead, the minus-ends of the MTs become anchored at apical non-centrosomal microtubule organizing centres (n-MTOCs). Formation of n-MTOCs is critical as they determine the spatial organization of MTs, which in turn influences cell shape and function. However, how they are formed is poorly understood. We have previously shown that the centrosomal anchoring protein ninein is released from the centrosome, moves in a microtubule-dependent manner and accumulates at n-MTOCs during epithelial differentiation...
February 2017: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174430/mitotic-spindle-assembly-in-animal-cells-a-fine-balancing-act
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REVIEW
Suzanna L Prosser, Laurence Pelletier
The mitotic spindle has a crucial role in ensuring the accurate segregation of chromosomes into the two daughter cells during cell division, which is paramount for maintaining genome integrity. It is a self-organized and dynamic macromolecular structure that is constructed from microtubules, microtubule-associated proteins and motor proteins. Thirty years of research have led to the identification of centrosome-, chromatin- and microtubule-mediated microtubule nucleation pathways that each contribute to mitotic spindle assembly...
March 2017: Nature Reviews. Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171744/centrosome-amplification-and-cancer-a-question-of-sufficiency
#13
Jordan W Raff, Renata Basto
Centrosome amplification is a common feature of many types of cancer, but whether it is a cause or consequence is hotly debated. In this issue of Developmental Cell, Levine et al. (2017) provide strong evidence that centrosome amplification is sufficient to initiate tumorigenesis in a mouse model.
February 6, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154159/the-t-cell-ift20-interactome-reveals-new-players-in-immune-synapse-assembly
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Donatella Galgano, Anna Onnis, Elisa Pappalardo, Federico Galvagni, Oreste Acuto, Cosima T Baldari
Sustained signalling at the immune synapse (IS) requires the synaptic delivery of recycling endosome-associated TCRs. IFT20, a component of the intraflagellar transport system, controls TCR recycling to the IS as a complex with IFT57 and IFT88. Here, we used quantitative mass spectrometry to identify additional interaction partners of IFT20 in Jurkat T cells. In addition to IFT57 and IFT88, the analysis revealed new binding partners, including IFT54, GMAP-210, Arp2/3 complex subunit-3 (ARPC3), COP9 signalosome subunit-1 (CSN1), and ERGIC-53...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152093/combined-effect-of-genetic-polymorphisms-of-aurka-and-environmental-factors-on-oral-cancer-development-in-taiwan
#15
Chia-Hsuan Chou, Ying-Erh Chou, Chun-Yi Chuang, Shun-Fa Yang, Chiao-Wen Lin
BACKGROUND: Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is the sixth and fourth most common cause of cancer death in men worldwide and in Taiwan, respectively. AURKA, which encodes a centrosome-related serine/threonine kinase, is frequently amplified and overexpressed in many human cancers, particularly advanced OSCC. We conducted a hospital-based case-control study to estimate AURKA single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and environmental risk factors to determine OSCC susceptibility and clinicopathological characteristics...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148738/cell-scientist-to-watch-andrew-holland
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Andrew received his first degree in natural sciences from the University of Cambridge and a Masters degree from the University of Manchester, followed by a PhD with Stephen Taylor in Manchester. He then moved to California in 2007 with an EMBO long-term fellowship for his postdoctoral research with Don Cleveland at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research. In 2013, Andrew started his own lab as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, having been named a Kimmel Scholar and a Pew-Stewart Scholar in 2014...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135906/gak-is-phosphorylated-by-c-src-and-translocated-from-the-centrosome-to-chromatin-at-the-end-of-telophase
#17
Kohshiro Fukushima, Mian Wang, Yoko Naito, Toshihiro Uchihashi, Yorika Kato, Satomi Mukai, Norikazu Yabuta, Hiroshi Nojima
Cyclin G-associated kinase (GAK) harbors a consensus phosphorylation motif (Y412) for c-Src; however, its physiological significance remains elusive. Here, we show that GAK is phosphorylated by c-Src not only at Y412 but also at Y1149. An anti-GAK-pY412 antibody recognized the shifted band of GAK during M phase. Immunofluorescence (IF) showed that GAK-pY412/pY1149 signals were present in the nucleus during interphase, translocated to chromosomes at prophase and prometaphase, moved to centrosomes at metaphase, and finally translocated to chromosomes at the end of telophase, when nuclear membrane formation was almost complete...
January 31, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135309/characterization-of-alstrom-syndrome-1-alms1-transcript-variants-in-hodgkin-lymphoma-cells
#18
Katarina Braune, Ines Volkmer, Martin S Staege
The Alstrom syndrome gene (ALMS1) is one of the largest disease associated genes identified today in the human genome and is implicated in cell cycle control, ciliogenesis, endosome recycling and intracellular transport mechanisms. ALMS1 mutations cause Alstrom syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. However, its function is not completely understood. DNA microarray analysis suggested that ALMS1 might be differentially expressed between Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) cells and normal tissues. By using reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) we detected low but variable expression of ALMS1 in HL cell lines with highest expression in KM-H2 cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133632/cdc14-phosphatase-directs-centrosome-re-duplication-at-the-meiosis-i-to-meiosis-ii-transition-in-budding-yeast
#19
Colette Fox, Juan Zou, Juri Rappsilber, Adele L Marston
Background Gametes are generated through a specialized cell division called meiosis, in which ploidy is reduced by half because two consecutive rounds of chromosome segregation, meiosis I and meiosis II, occur without intervening DNA replication. This contrasts with the mitotic cell cycle where DNA replication and chromosome segregation alternate to maintain the same ploidy. At the end of mitosis, CDKs are inactivated. This low CDK state in late mitosis/G1 allows for critical preparatory events for DNA replication and centrosome/spindle pole body (SPB) duplication...
January 5, 2017: Wellcome Open Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132847/centrosome-amplification-is-sufficient-to-promote-spontaneous-tumorigenesis-in-mammals
#20
Michelle S Levine, Bjorn Bakker, Bram Boeckx, Julia Moyett, James Lu, Benjamin Vitre, Diana C Spierings, Peter M Lansdorp, Don W Cleveland, Diether Lambrechts, Floris Foijer, Andrew J Holland
Centrosome amplification is a common feature of human tumors, but whether this is a cause or a consequence of cancer remains unclear. Here, we test the consequence of centrosome amplification by creating mice in which centrosome number can be chronically increased in the absence of additional genetic defects. We show that increasing centrosome number elevated tumor initiation in a mouse model of intestinal neoplasia. Most importantly, we demonstrate that supernumerary centrosomes are sufficient to drive aneuploidy and the development of spontaneous tumors in multiple tissues...
February 6, 2017: Developmental Cell
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