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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106078/comparative-phosphoproteomics-reveals-an-important-role-of-mkk2-in-banana-musa-spp-cold-signal-network
#1
Jie Gao, Sheng Zhang, Wei-Di He, Xiu-Hong Shao, Chun-Yu Li, Yue-Rong Wei, Gui-Ming Deng, Rui-Bin Kuang, Chun-Hua Hu, Gan-Jun Yi, Qiao-Song Yang
Low temperature is one of the key environmental stresses, which greatly affects global banana production. However, little is known about the global phosphoproteomes in Musa spp. and their regulatory roles in response to cold stress. In this study, we conducted a comparative phosphoproteomic profiling of cold-sensitive Cavendish Banana and relatively cold tolerant Dajiao under cold stress. Phosphopeptide abundances of five phosphoproteins involved in MKK2 interaction network, including MKK2, HY5, CaSR, STN7 and kinesin-like protein, show a remarkable difference between Cavendish Banana and Dajiao in response to cold stress...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105208/tpx2-promotes-glioma-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-via-activation-of-the-akt-signaling-pathway
#2
Jian-Jun Gu, Jian-He Zhang, Hong-Jie Chen, Shou-Sen Wang
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common and most malignant type of primary adult brain cancer. The most common phenotype associated with GBM is cellular invasion; however, the molecular mechanisms governing this process are poorly understood. Targeting protein for Xenopus kinesin-like protein 2 (TPX2) is a nuclear protein with roles in cellular proliferation and mitotic spindle assembly. TPX2 is overexpressed in various malignancies, including human malignant astrocytoma. Despite this finding, the exact role of TPX2 in human glioma is not well defined...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097385/two-phase-1-dose-escalation-studies-exploring-multiple-regimens-of-litronesib-ly2523355-an-eg5-inhibitor-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer
#3
Jeffrey R Infante, Amita Patnaik, Claire F Verschraegen, Anthony J Olszanski, Montaser Shaheen, Howard A Burris, Anthony W Tolcher, Kyriakos P Papadopoulos, Muralidhar Beeram, Scott M Hynes, Jennifer Leohr, Aimee Bence Lin, Lily Q Li, Anna McGlothlin, Daphne L Farrington, Eric H Westin, Roger B Cohen
PURPOSE: This first-in-human report examined the recommended Phase 2 dose and schedule of litronesib, a selective allosteric kinesin Eg5 inhibitor. METHODS: Two concurrent dose-escalation studies investigated litronesib across the dose range of 0.125-16 mg/m(2)/day, evaluating the following schedules of administration on a 21-day cycle: Days 1, 2, 3; Days 1, 5, 9; Days 1, 8; Days 1, 5; or Days 1, 4, with or without pegfilgrastim. Best overall response was defined per Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST Version 1...
January 17, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092503/propagation-modeling-and-analysis-of-molecular-motors-in-molecular-communication
#4
Youssef Chahibi, Ian F Akyildiz, Ilangko Balasingham
Molecular motor networks (MMNs) are networks constructed from molecular motors to enable nanomachines to perform coordinated tasks of sensing, computing, and actuation at the nano- and micro- scales. Living cells are naturally enabled with this same mechanism to establish point-to-point communication between different locations inside the cell. Similar to a railway system, the cytoplasm contains an intricate infrastructure of tracks, named microtubules, interconnecting different internal components of the cell...
December 2016: IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081138/overexpression-of-kinesin-family-member-20a-correlates-with-disease-progression-and-poor-prognosis-in-human-nasopharyngeal-cancer-a-retrospective-analysis-of-105-patients
#5
Sai-Lan Liu, Huan-Xin Lin, Fang Qiu, Wei-Jing Zhang, Chun-Hao Niu, Wen Wen, Xiao-Qing Sun, Li-Ping Ye, Xian-Qiu Wu, Chu-Yong Lin, Li-Bing Song, Ling Guo
BACKGROUND: Numerous studies have shown Kinesin family member 20A (KIF20A) may play a critical role in the development and progression of cancer. However, the clinical value of KIF20A in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is unknown. Here, we investigated the expression pattern of KIF20A in NPC and its correlation with clinicopathological features of patients. METHODS: Real-time PCR and Western blotting were used to quantify KIF20A expression in NPC cell lines and clinical specimens compared with normal controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077622/ciliary-entry-of-kif17-is-dependent-on-its-binding-to-the-ift-b-complex-via-ift46-ift56-as-well-as-on-its-nuclear-localization-signal
#6
Teruki Funabashi, Yohei Katoh, Saki Michisaka, Masaya Terada, Maho Sugawa, Kazuhisa Nakayama
Cilia function as cellular antennae to sense and transduce extracellular signals. A number of proteins are specifically localized in cilia. Anterograde and retrograde ciliary protein trafficking are mediated by the IFT-B and IFT-A complexes in concert with kinesin-2 and dynein-2 motors, respectively. However, the role of KIF17, a homodimeric kinesin-2 protein, in protein trafficking has not been fully understood in vertebrate cilia. In this study, we first demonstrated by taking advantage of the visible immunoprecipitation assay, that KIF17 interacts with the IFT46-IFT56 dimer in the IFT-B complex through its C-terminal sequence located immediately upstream of the nuclear localization signal (NLS)...
January 11, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070829/functional-analysis-of-kif20a-a-potential-immunotherapeutic-target-for-glioma
#7
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/28069923/map7-regulates-axon-collateral-branch-development-in-dorsal-root-ganglia-neurons
#8
Stephen R Tymanskyj, Benjamin Yang, Aditi Falnikar, Angelo C Lepore, Le Ma
: Collateral branches from axons are key components of functional neural circuits that allow neurons to connect with multiple synaptic targets. Like axon growth and guidance, formation of collateral branches depends on the regulation of microtubules, but how such regulation is coordinated to ensure proper circuit development is not known. Based on microarray analysis, we have identified a role for microtubule-associated protein 7 (MAP7) during collateral branch development of dorsal root ganglia (DRG) sensory neurons...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069834/possible-physiological-role-for-bi-directional-motility-and-motor-clustering-of-the-mitotic-kinesin-5-cin8
#9
Ofer Shapira, Alina Goldstein, Jawdat Al-Bassam, Larisa Gheber
The bipolar kinesin-5 Cin8 switches from minus- to plus-end-directed motility under various conditions in vitro The mechanism and physiological significance of this switch remain unknown. Here we show that under high ionic strength conditions, Cin8 moves towards and concentrates in clusters at the minus ends of stable and dynamic microtubules. Clustering of Cin8 induces a switch from fast minus- to slow plus-end-directed motility and forms sites that capture antiparallel MTs and induces their sliding-apart by plus-end-directed motility...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069036/tpx2-expression-is-associated-with-poor-survival-in-gastric-cancer
#10
Chiharu Tomii, Mikito Inokuchi, Yoko Takagi, Toshiaki Ishikawa, Sho Otsuki, Hiroyuki Uetake, Kazuyuki Kojima, Tatsuyuki Kawano
BACKGROUND: Targeting protein for Xenopus kinesin-like protein 2 (TPX2) is a microtubule-associated protein required for microtubule formation in human cells. Several studies have demonstrated that TPX2 is overexpressed in multiple tumor types and promotes tumor growth and metastasis. However, there have been few reports regarding its role in gastric cancer. In this study, we evaluated TPX2 expression and investigated its correlations with gastric cancer clinicopathological features and prognosis...
January 9, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065317/preparation-of-centralspindlin-as-an-active-heterotetramer-of-kinesin-and-gtpase-activating-protein-subunits-for-in-vitro-structural-and-functional-assays
#11
M Mishima
Centralspindlin is a crucial regulator of animal cytokinesis, consisting of MKLP1 kinesin-6 and CYK4 Rho-family GTPase activating protein (RhoGAP). As a microtubule-bundling protein, it plays a crucial role in the formation of the central spindle. Through distinct accumulation to the antiparallel microtubule overlaps at the central spindle and the midbody, it recruits various downstream factors to the site of cell division as well as anchors the plasma membrane to maintain the narrow intercellular channels between the daughter cells until their final separation (abscission)...
2017: Methods in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062800/novel-allosteric-pathway-of-eg5-regulation-identified-through-multivariate-statistical-analysis-of-hx-ms-ligand-screening-data
#12
Joey G Sheff, Farshad Farshidfar, Oliver F Bathe, Karen Kopciuk, Francesco Gentile, Jack Tuszynski, Khaled Barakat, David C Schriemer
The mitotic kinesin Eg5 is an important target in cancer chemotherapy. A structurally diverse collection of canonical loop L5 inhibitors engage an allosteric pathway that includes elements of its microtubule binding region. However, recent evidence suggests that Eg5 may permit alternative allosteric mechanisms. Terpendole E, a natural-product Eg5 inhibitor, is active against mutants resistant to canonical loop L5 inhibitors and appears to offer a unique mode of inhibition. To investigate the variety of inhibitor responses, the structure-function properties of eighteen kinesin inhibitors were quantified with hydrogen-exchange mass spectrometry (HX-MS), functional analysis and molecular modeling...
January 5, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061449/central-spindle-proteins-and-mitotic-kinesins-are-direct-transcriptional-targets-of-muvb-b-myb-and-foxm1-in-breast-cancer-cell-lines-and-are-potential-targets-for-therapy
#13
Patrick Wolter, Steffen Hanselmann, Grit Pattschull, Eva Schruf, Stefan Gaubatz
The MuvB multiprotein complex, together with B-MYB and FOXM1 (MMB-FOXM1), plays an essential role in cell cycle progression by regulating the transcription of genes required for mitosis and cytokinesis. In many tumors, B-MYB and FOXM1 are overexpressed as part of the proliferation signature. However, the transcriptional targets that are important for oncogenesis have not been identified. Given that mitotic kinesins are highly expressed in cancer cells and that selected kinesins have been reported as target genes of MMB-FOXM1, we sought to determine which mitotic kinesins are directly regulated by MMB-FOXM1...
January 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051135/the-mitotic-kinesin-14-klpa-contains-a-context-dependent-directionality-switch
#14
Andrew R Popchock, Kuo-Fu Tseng, Pan Wang, P Andrew Karplus, Xin Xiang, Weihong Qiu
Kinesin-14s are commonly known as nonprocessive minus end-directed microtubule motors that function mainly for mitotic spindle assembly. Here we show using total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy that KlpA-a kinesin-14 from Aspergillus nidulans-is a context-dependent bidirectional motor. KlpA exhibits plus end-directed processive motility on single microtubules, but reverts to canonical minus end-directed motility when anchored on the surface in microtubule-gliding experiments or interacting with a pair of microtubules in microtubule-sliding experiments...
January 4, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028052/an-rna-binding-atypical-tropomyosin-recruits-kinesin-1-dynamically-to-oskar-mrnps
#15
Imre Gáspár, Vasiliy Sysoev, Artem Komissarov, Anne Ephrussi
Localization and local translation of oskar mRNA at the posterior pole of the Drosophila oocyte directs abdominal patterning and germline formation in the embryo. The process requires recruitment and precise regulation of motor proteins to form transport-competent mRNPs. We show that the posterior-targeting kinesin-1 is loaded upon nuclear export of oskar mRNPs, prior to their dynein-dependent transport from the nurse cells into the oocyte. We demonstrate that kinesin-1 recruitment requires the DmTropomyosin1-I/C isoform, an atypical RNA-binding tropomyosin that binds directly to dimerizing oskar 3'UTRs...
December 27, 2016: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011472/kif11-is-required-for-spheroid-formation-by-oesophageal-and-colorectal-cancer-cells
#16
Takeharu Imai, Naohide Oue, Kazuhiro Sentani, Naoya Sakamoto, Naohiro Uraoka, Hiroyuki Egi, Takao Hinoi, Hideki Ohdan, Kazuhiro Yoshida, Wataru Yasui
BACKGROUND: Oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) and colorectal cancer (CRC) are common types of human cancer. Spheroid colony formation is used to characterize cancer stem cell (CSCs). In the present study, we analyzed the significance of kinesin family 11 (KIF11 in human ESCC and CRC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Expression of KIF11 in 105 ESCC and 100 CRC cases was determined using immunohistochemistry. RNA interference was used to inhibit KIF11 expression in ESCC and CRC cell lines...
January 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003339/lrguk1-is-part-of-a-multiprotein-complex-required-for-manchette-function-and-male-fertility
#17
Hidenobu Okuda, Kathleen DeBoer, Anne E O'Connor, D Jo Merriner, Duangporn Jamsai, Moira K O'Bryan
Infertility occurs in 1 in 20 young men and is idiopathic in origin in most. We have reported that the leucine-rich repeat (LRR) and guanylate kinase-like domain containing, isoform (LRGUK)-1 is essential for sperm head shaping, via the manchette, and the initiation of sperm tail growth from the centriole/basal body, and thus, male fertility. Within this study we have used a yeast 2-hybrid screen of an adult testis library to identify LRGUK1-binding partners, which were then validated with a range of techniques...
December 21, 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000714/mechanical-splitting-of-microtubules-into-protofilament-bundles-by-surface-bound-kinesin-1
#18
Virginia VanDelinder, Peter G Adams, George D Bachand
The fundamental biophysics of gliding microtubule (MT) motility by surface-tethered kinesin-1 motor proteins has been widely studied, as well as applied to capture and transport analytes in bioanalytical microdevices. In these systems, phenomena such as molecular wear and fracture into shorter MTs have been reported due the mechanical forces applied on the MT during transport. In the present work, we show that MTs can be split longitudinally into protofilament bundles (PFBs) by the work performed by surface-bound kinesin motors...
December 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997844/cell-biology-kinesin-14-backsteps-to-organize-polymerizing-microtubules
#19
Marcus Braun, Stefan Diez, Zdenek Lansky
Microtubules nucleated from an organizing center grow radially in all directions. A new study shows that, to organize those microtubules into arrays of parallel bundles, the kinesin-14 Cik1-Kar3 guides growing microtubule tips along pre-existing microtubules.
December 19, 2016: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992448/automated-multi-peak-tracking-kymography-amtrak-a-tool-to-quantify-sub-cellular-dynamics-with-sub-pixel-accuracy
#20
Anushree R Chaphalkar, Kunalika Jain, Manasi S Gangan, Chaitanya A Athale
Kymographs or space-time plots are widely used in cell biology to reduce the dimensions of a time-series in microscopy for both qualitative and quantitative insight into spatio-temporal dynamics. While multiple tools for image kymography have been described before, quantification remains largely manual. Here, we describe a novel software tool for automated multi-peak tracking kymography (AMTraK), which uses peak information and distance minimization to track and automatically quantify kymographs, integrated in a GUI...
2016: PloS One
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