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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646493/src-family-kinase-phosphorylation-of-the-motor-domain-of-the-human-kinesin-5-eg5
#1
Kathleen G Bickel, Barbara J Mann, Joshua S Waitzman, Taylor A Poor, Sarah E Rice, Patricia Wadsworth
Spindle formation in mammalian cells requires precise spatial and temporal regulation of the kinesin-5, Eg5, which generates outward force to establish spindle bipolarity. Our results demonstrate that Eg5 is phosphorylated in cultured cells by Src family kinases (SFKs) at three sites in the motor head: Y125, Y211, and Y231. Mutation of these sites diminishes motor activity in vitro, and replacement of endogenous Eg5 with phosphomimetic Y211 in LLC-Pk1 cells results in monopolar spindles, consistent with loss of Eg5 activity...
June 23, 2017: Cytoskeleton
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646197/upregulate-kif4a-enhances-proliferation-invasion-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-indicates-poor-prognosis-across-human-cancer-types
#2
Guojun Hou, Chuanpeng Dong, Zihui Dong, Gang Liu, Huilin Xu, Lei Chen, Lei Liu, Hongyang Wang, Weiping Zhou
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most aggressive and heterogeneous cancers worldwide. Herein, we demonstrate KIF4A (Chromosome-associated kinesin KIF4A) as a potential biomarker, is up-regulated in most samples of HCC. The expression level of KIF4A in tumor tissue is significantly associated with the survival time, and a significant correlation between KIF4A expression and clinical information stage, metastasis and tumor dimension was observed. We further measured the proliferation and migration ability of two HCC cell lines, HCC-LM3 and PLC/PRF/5, following KIF4A-siRNA transfection...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643392/retroviruses-and-microtubule-associated-motor-proteins
#3
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Gloria Arriagada
Retroviruses are obligate intracellular parasites of eukaryotic cells. After reverse transcription, the viral DNA contained in the preintegration complex (PIC) is delivered to the nucleus of the host cell, where it integrates. Before reaching the nucleus, the incoming particle and the PIC must travel throughout the cytoplasm. Likewise the newly synthesized viral proteins and viral particles must transit the cytoplasm during exit. The cytoplasm is a crowded environment and simple diffusion is difficult. Therefore, viruses have evolved to utilize the cellular mechanisms of movement through the cytoplasm, where microtubules are the roads, and the ATP dependent motors dynein and kinesin are the vehicles for retrograde and anterograde trafficking...
June 22, 2017: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638935/jip1-and-jip3-cooperate-to-mediate-trkb-anterograde-axonal-transport-by-activating-kinesin-1
#4
Tao Sun, Yuan Li, Ting Li, Huixian Ma, Yunyun Guo, Xingyu Jiang, Ming Hou, Shuhong Huang, Zheyu Chen
Long-range anterograde axonal transport of TrkB is important for neurons to exert appropriate BDNF responses. TrkB anterograde axonal delivery is mediated by kinesin-1, which associates with TrkB via the adaptor protein JIP3 or the Slp1/Rab27B/CRMP-2 protein complex. However, little is known about the activation mechanisms of TrkB-loaded kinesin-1. Here, we show that JIP1 mediates TrkB anterograde axonal transport using JIP1 knockout mice, sciatic nerve ligation analysis and live imaging. Next, we proved that JIP1 and JIP3 cooperate to mediate TrkB anterograde axonal transport...
June 21, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637747/f-actin-prevents-interaction-between-sperm-dna-and-the-oocyte-meiotic-spindle-in-c-elegans
#5
Michelle T Panzica, Harold C Marin, Anne-Cecile Reymann, Francis J McNally
Fertilization occurs during female meiosis in most animals, which raises the question of what prevents the sperm DNA from interacting with the meiotic spindle. In this study, we find that Caenorhabditis elegans sperm DNA stays in a fixed position at the opposite end of the embryo from the meiotic spindle while yolk granules are transported throughout the embryo by kinesin-1. In the absence of F-actin, the sperm DNA, centrioles, and organelles were transported as a unit with the yolk granules, resulting in sperm DNA within 2 µm of the meiotic spindle...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636917/kinesin-processivity-is-determined-by-a-kinetic-race-from-a-vulnerable-one-head-bound-state
#6
Keith J Mickolajczyk, William O Hancock
Kinesin processivity, defined as the average number of steps that occur per interaction with a microtubule, is an important biophysical determinant of the motor's intracellular capabilities. Despite its fundamental importance to the diversity of tasks that kinesins carry out in cells, no existing quantitative model fully explains how structural differences between kinesins alter kinetic rates in the ATPase cycle to produce functional changes in processivity. Here we use high-resolution single-molecule microscopy to directly observe the stepping behavior of kinesin-1 and -2 family motors with different length neck-linker domains...
June 20, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636903/tracking-down-kinesin-s-achilles-heel-with-balls-of%C3%A2-gold
#7
Charles V Sindelar, Daifei Liu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 20, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636807/targeting-protein-for-xenopus-kinesin-like-protein-2-knockdown-enhances-radiation-sensitivity-of-human-lung-squamous-carcinoma-cell
#8
Jie Yang, Feng Gao, Xinjian Xu, Yuxiang Wang, Shuchai Zhu
Targeting protein for Xenopus kinesin-like protein 2 (TPX2) has been demonstrated to be associated with the tumorigenesis of many cancers. In the present study, we investigated the role and preliminary mechanism of TPX2 in the resistance of lung squamous carcinoma to radiation therapy. The results showed that SK-MES-1R and NCI-H226R cells were more resistant to X-ray irradiation than the parental cells (SK-MES-1 and NCI-H226). Moreover, TPX2 was upregulated in the radioresistant cells compared with the parental cells...
June 21, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636662/differential-regulation-of-polarized-synaptic-vesicle-trafficking-and-synapse-stability-in-neural-circuit-rewiring-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#9
Naina Kurup, Dong Yan, Karina Kono, Yishi Jin
Neural circuits are dynamic, with activity-dependent changes in synapse density and connectivity peaking during different phases of animal development. In C. elegans, young larvae form mature motor circuits through a dramatic switch in GABAergic neuron connectivity, by concomitant elimination of existing synapses and formation of new synapses that are maintained throughout adulthood. We have previously shown that an increase in microtubule dynamics during motor circuit rewiring facilitates new synapse formation...
June 21, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633031/cell-division-centrosomes-have-separation-anxiety
#10
Stephen R Norris, Ryoma Ohi
Prior to mitosis, duplicated centrosomes are tethered together, which is thought to prevent mitotic defects. A new study establishes the role of tetrameric Kif25, a microtubule minus-end-directed kinesin-14 motor, in preventing premature centrosome separation through a microtubule-dependent pathway.
June 19, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633016/mll-wdr5-complex-regulates-kif2a-localization-to-ensure-chromosome-congression-and-proper-spindle-assembly-during-mitosis
#11
Aamir Ali, Sailaja Naga Veeranki, Akash Chinchole, Shweta Tyagi
Mixed-lineage leukemia (MLL), along with multisubunit (WDR5, RbBP5, ASH2L, and DPY30) complex catalyzes the trimethylation of H3K4, leading to gene activation. Here, we characterize a chromatin-independent role for MLL during mitosis. MLL and WDR5 localize to the mitotic spindle apparatus, and loss of function of MLL complex by RNAi results in defects in chromosome congression and compromised spindle formation. We report interaction of MLL complex with several kinesin and dynein motors. We further show that the MLL complex associates with Kif2A, a member of the Kinesin-13 family of microtubule depolymerase, and regulates the spindle localization of Kif2A during mitosis...
June 19, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631604/vaccinia-virus-egress-mediated-by-virus-protein-a36-is-reliant-on-the-f12-protein
#12
David C J Carpentier, Alexander Van Loggerenberg, Nele M G Dieckmann, Geoffrey L Smith
Egress of vaccinia virus from its host cell is mediated by the microtubule-associated motor kinesin-1, and three viral proteins, A36 and the F12/E2 complex, have been implicated in this process. Deletion of F12 expression causes a more severe reduction in egress than deletion of A36 but whether these proteins are involved in the same or different mechanisms of kinesin-1 recruitment is unknown. Here it is shown that a virus lacking both proteins forms a smaller plaque than mutants lacking either gene alone, indicating non-redundant functions...
June 20, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630147/a-bifurcated-signaling-cascade-of-nima-related-kinases-controls-distinct-kinesins-in-anaphase
#13
Sierra N Cullati, Lilian Kabeche, Arminja N Kettenbach, Scott A Gerber
In mitosis, cells undergo a precisely orchestrated series of spatiotemporal changes in cytoskeletal structure to divide their genetic material. These changes are coordinated by a sophisticated network of protein-protein interactions and posttranslational modifications. In this study, we report a bifurcation in a signaling cascade of the NIMA-related kinases (Neks) Nek6, Nek7, and Nek9 that is required for the localization and function of two kinesins essential for cytokinesis, Mklp2 and Kif14. We demonstrate that a Nek9, Nek6, and Mklp2 signaling module controls the timely localization and bundling activity of Mklp2 at the anaphase central spindle...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622358/rotavirus-replication-is-correlated-with-s-g2-interphase-arrest-of-the-host-cell-cycle
#14
Selene Glück, Antonino Buttafuoco, Anita F Meier, Francesca Arnoldi, Bernd Vogt, Elisabeth M Schraner, Mathias Ackermann, Catherine Eichwald
In infected cells rotavirus (RV) replicates in viroplasms, cytosolic structures that require a stabilized microtubule (MT) network for their assembly, maintenance of the structure and perinuclear localization. Therefore, we hypothesized that RV could interfere with the MT-breakdown that takes place in mitosis during cell division. Using synchronized RV-permissive cells, we show that RV infection arrests the cell cycle in S/G2 phase, thus favoring replication by improving viroplasms formation, viral protein translation, and viral assembly...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620116/kinesin-1-does-not-transport-melanosomes
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 15, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618223/covalent-protein-labeling-and-improved-single-molecule-optical-properties-of-aqueous-cdse-cds-quantum-dots
#16
Sara M Wichner, Victor R Mann, Alexander S Powers, Maya A Segal, Mustafa Mir, Jigar N Bandaria, Mark A DeWitt, Xavier Darzacq, Ahmet Yildiz, Bruce E Cohen
Semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) have proven to be superior probes for single-molecule imaging compared to organic or genetically encoded fluorophores, but they are limited by difficulties in protein targeting, their larger size, and on-off blinking. Here, we report compact aqueous CdSe/CdS QDs with significantly improved bioconjugation efficiency and superior single-molecule optical properties. We have synthesized covalent protein labeling ligands (i.e., SNAP tags) that are optimized for nanoparticle use, and QDs functionalized with these ligands label SNAP-tagged proteins ∼10-fold more efficiently than existing SNAP ligands...
June 21, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616658/high-kif2a-expression-predicts-unfavorable-prognosis-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
#17
Yaping Zhang, Xuefen You, Hong Liu, Mengqi Xu, Qingxiu Dang, Li Yang, Jianfei Huang, Wenyu Shi
Kinesin family member 2A (KIF2A), a conserved motor protein, plays a critical role in the pathogenesis and prognosis of several malignant tumors. The aim of the present study was to investigate KIF2A expression in diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL), evaluate the association between KIF2A expression and the clinical parameters of the disease, and determine its prognostic value. KIF2A expression was evaluated in 134 DLBCL and 57 reactive hyperplasia samples using immunohistochemistry on a tissue microarray...
June 14, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614709/cytoplasmic-dynein-transports-axonal-microtubules-in-a-polarity-sorting-manner
#18
Anand N Rao, Ankita Patil, Mark M Black, Erin M Craig, Kenneth A Myers, Howard T Yeung, Peter W Baas
Axonal microtubules are predominantly organized into a plus-end-out pattern. Here, we tested both experimentally and with computational modeling whether a motor-based polarity-sorting mechanism can explain this microtubule pattern. The posited mechanism centers on cytoplasmic dynein transporting plus-end-out and minus-end-out microtubules into and out of the axon, respectively. When cytoplasmic dynein was acutely inhibited, the bi-directional transport of microtubules in the axon was disrupted in both directions, after which minus-end-out microtubules accumulated in the axon over time...
June 13, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612296/kinesin-5-blocker-monastrol-protects-against-bortezomib-induced-peripheral-neurotoxicity
#19
Ilja Bobylev, Dominik Peters, Maulik Vyas, Mohammed Barham, Ines Klein, Elke Pogge von Strandmann, Wolfram F Neiss, Helmar C Lehmann
Neurotoxicity is a relevant side effect of bortezomib treatment. Previous reports have shown that the development of peripheral neuropathy caused by anti-neoplastic agents may be a result of reduced axonal transport. Based on evidence from prior studies that the kinesin-5 inhibitor monastrol enhances axonal transport and improves neuronal regeneration, we focused on the neuroprotective role of monastrol during the chemotherapeutic treatment with bortezomib. Prolonged treatment of C57BL/6 mice with bortezomib induced a length-dependent small-fiber neuropathy with axonal atrophy and loss of sensory nerve fibers...
June 13, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607809/rapid-response-of-brain-metastasis-to-crizotinib-in-a-patient-with-klc1-alk-fusion-and-met-gene-amplification-positive-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-case-report
#20
Peng Wang, Pei Xiao, Yingnan Ye, Pengpeng Liu, Lei Han, Li Dong, Chunhua She, Jinpu Yu
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) ranks as the leading cause of cancer-related death in the world. Brain metastasis (BM) is a common complication of NSCLC, with 25%-40% of patients developing BM during the course of the disease. A significant strategy of local disease control in the central nervous system is radiation therapy. With the development of precision medicine, the concept of treating lung cancer BM has gradually changed. In this case, we performed a surgical procedure to obtain enough tumor tissue for the detection of the target gene and other related experiments after the patient was informed...
May 2017: Cancer Biology & Medicine
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