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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218637/mechanisms-of-chromosome-congression-during-mitosis
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Helder Maiato, Ana Margarida Gomes, Filipe Sousa, Marin Barisic
Chromosome congression during prometaphase culminates with the establishment of a metaphase plate, a hallmark of mitosis in metazoans. Classical views resulting from more than 100 years of research on this topic have attempted to explain chromosome congression based on the balance between opposing pulling and/or pushing forces that reach an equilibrium near the spindle equator. However, in mammalian cells, chromosome bi-orientation and force balance at kinetochores are not required for chromosome congression, whereas the mechanisms of chromosome congression are not necessarily involved in the maintenance of chromosome alignment after congression...
February 17, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214429/interplay-between-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-selenium-deficient-cardiomyocytes-in-chicken
#2
Jie Yang, Yuan Zhang, Sattar Hamid, Jingzeng Cai, Qi Liu, Hao Li, Rihong Zhao, Hong Wang, Shiwen Xu, Ziwei Zhang
Dietary selenium (Se) deficiency can cause heart dysfunction, however the exact mechanism remains unclear. To understand this mechanism, 180day-old chicks, divided into two groups, C (control group) and L (low Se group), were fed with either a Se-sufficient (0.23mg/kg) or Se-deficient (0.033mg/kg) diets for 25days, respectively. Heart tissues and blood samples were collected. In L group, the activities of serum creatine kinase (CK) and creatine kinase-myoglobin (CK-MB) increased and typical ultrastructural apoptotic features were observed...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209731/transport-of-fungal-rab11-secretory-vesicles-involves-myosin-5-dynein-dynactin-p25-and-kinesin-1-and-is-independent-of-kinesin-3
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Miguel A Peñalva, Jun Zhang, Xin Xiang, Areti Pantazopoulou
Hyphal tip cells of the fungus Aspergillus nidulans are useful to study long-range intracellular traffic. Post-Golgi secretory vesicles (SVs) containing the RAB11 orthologue RabE engage myosin-5 as well as plus-end- and minus-end-directed microtubule motors, providing an experimental system to investigate the interplay between microtubule and actin motors acting on the same cargo. By exploiting the fact that depolymerization of F-actin 'unleashes' SVs focused at the apex by myosin-5 to microtubule-dependent motors, we establish that the minus-end directed transport of SVs requires the dynein/dynactin supercomplex...
February 16, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196890/dync1h1-mutations-associated-with-neurological-diseases-compromise-processivity-of-dynein-dynactin-cargo-adaptor-complexes
#4
Ha Thi Hoang, Max A Schlager, Andrew P Carter, Simon L Bullock
Mutations in the human DYNC1H1 gene are associated with neurological diseases. DYNC1H1 encodes the heavy chain of cytoplasmic dynein-1, a 1.4-MDa motor complex that traffics organelles, vesicles, and macromolecules toward microtubule minus ends. The effects of the DYNC1H1 mutations on dynein motility, and consequently their links to neuropathology, are not understood. Here, we address this issue using a recombinant expression system for human dynein coupled to single-molecule resolution in vitro motility assays...
February 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193117/exome-sequencing-identifies-de-novo-dync1h1-mutations-associated-with-distal-spinal-muscular-atrophy-and-malformations-of-cortical-development
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Yulin Chen, Yufei Xu, Guoqiang Li, Niu Li, Tingting Yu, Ru-En Yao, Xiumin Wang, Yiping Shen, Jian Wang
Exome sequencing has become a formidable tool for identifying potential de novo variants in causative genes of human diseases, such as neurodegenerative disorders. This article describes a 16-month-old girl with spinal muscular atrophy with lower extremity predominance and a 13-month-old girl with malformations of cortical development. Exome sequencing identified a novel de novo heterozygous missense mutation c.3395G>A (p.Gly1132Glu) and a previously reported de novo heterozygous missense mutation c.10151G>A (p...
March 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190730/leftward-flow-determines-laterality-in-conjoined-twins
#6
Matthias Tisler, Thomas Thumberger, Isabelle Schneider, Axel Schweickert, Martin Blum
Conjoined twins fused at the thorax display an enigmatic left-right defect: although left twins are normal, laterality is disturbed in one-half of right twins [1-3]. Molecularly, this randomization corresponds to a lack of asymmetric Nodal cascade induction in right twins [4]. We studied leftward flow [5, 6] at the left-right organizer (LRO) [7, 8] in thoracopagus twins in Xenopus, which displayed a duplicated, fused, and ciliated LRO. Cilia were motile and produced a leftward flow from the right LRO margin of the right to the left margin of the left twin...
February 20, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176794/x-linked-primary-ciliary-dyskinesia-due-to-mutations-in-the-cytoplasmic-axonemal-dynein-assembly-factor-pih1d3
#7
Chiara Olcese, Mitali P Patel, Amelia Shoemark, Santeri Kiviluoto, Marie Legendre, Hywel J Williams, Cara K Vaughan, Jane Hayward, Alice Goldenberg, Richard D Emes, Mustafa M Munye, Laura Dyer, Thomas Cahill, Jeremy Bevillard, Corinne Gehrig, Michel Guipponi, Sandra Chantot, Philippe Duquesnoy, Lucie Thomas, Ludovic Jeanson, Bruno Copin, Aline Tamalet, Christel Thauvin-Robinet, Jean-François Papon, Antoine Garin, Isabelle Pin, Gabriella Vera, Paul Aurora, Mahmoud R Fassad, Lucy Jenkins, Christopher Boustred, Thomas Cullup, Mellisa Dixon, Alexandros Onoufriadis, Andrew Bush, Eddie M K Chung, Stylianos E Antonarakis, Michael R Loebinger, Robert Wilson, Miguel Armengot, Estelle Escudier, Claire Hogg, Serge Amselem, Zhaoxia Sun, Lucia Bartoloni, Jean-Louis Blouin, Hannah M Mitchison
By moving essential body fluids and molecules, motile cilia and flagella govern respiratory mucociliary clearance, laterality determination and the transport of gametes and cerebrospinal fluid. Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is an autosomal recessive disorder frequently caused by non-assembly of dynein arm motors into cilia and flagella axonemes. Before their import into cilia and flagella, multi-subunit axonemal dynein arms are thought to be stabilized and pre-assembled in the cytoplasm through a DNAAF2-DNAAF4-HSP90 complex akin to the HSP90 co-chaperone R2TP complex...
February 8, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167682/the-rap1-cofilin-pathway-coordinates-actin-reorganization-and-mtoc-polarization-at-the-b-cell-immune-synapse
#8
Jia C Wang, Jeff Y-J Lee, Sonja Christian, May Dang-Lawson, Caitlin Pritchard, Spencer A Freeman, Michael R Gold
B cells that bind antigens displayed on antigen-presenting cells (APCs) form an immune synapse, a polarized cellular structure that optimizes the dual functions of the B-cell receptor (BCR), signal transduction and antigen internalization. Immune synapse formation involves polarization of the microtubule-organizing center (MTOC) towards the APC. We now show that BCR-induced MTOC polarization requires the Rap1 GTPase, an evolutionarily conserved regulator of cell polarity, as well as cofilin, an actin-severing protein that is regulated by Rap1...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162951/dynein-binding-of-competitive-regulators-dynactin-and-nude-involves-novel-interplay-between-phosphorylation-site-and-disordered-spliced-linkers
#9
Jing Jie, Frank Löhr, Elisar Barbar
Dynactin and NudE/Nudel are prominent regulators of cytoplasmic dynein motility and cargo-binding activities. Both interact with the intrinsically disordered N-terminal domain of dynein intermediate chain (IC), which also contains phosphorylation sites that apparently regulate these interactions. Nuclear magnetic resonance and isothermal calorimetry studies demonstrate that the Ser84 phosphorylation site identified in cells is in a disordered linker distant from the N-terminal helix that contains both the dynactin- and the Nudel-binding interfaces...
January 31, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159908/regulation-of-synaptic-a%C3%AE-generation-through-bace1-retrograde-transport-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#10
Xuan Ye, Tuancheng Feng, Prasad Tammineni, Qing Chang, Yu Young Jeong, David J Margolis, Huaibin Cai, Alexander Kusnecov, Qian Cai
: β-amyloid (Aβ) peptides play a key role in synaptic damage and memory deficits in the early pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Abnormal accumulation of Aβ at nerve terminals leads to synaptic pathology and ultimately to neurodegeneration. β-site amyloid precursor protein (APP) cleaving enzyme 1 (BACE1) is the major neuronal β-secretase for Aβ generation. However, the mechanisms regulating BACE1 distribution in axons and β cleavage of APP at synapses remain largely unknown...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131906/a-novel-hdac6-inhibitor-tubastatin-a-controls-hdac6-p97-vcp-mediated-ubiquitination-autophagy-turnover-and-reverses-temozolomide-induced-er-stress-tolerance-in-gbm-cells
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Zong-Yang Li, Ce Zhang, Yuan Zhang, Lei Chen, Bao-Dong Chen, Qing-Zhong Li, Xie-Jun Zhang, Wei-Ping Li
Temozolomide (TMZ) is the cornerstone of therapy for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). However, its efficacy is limited due to the development of multidrug resistance (MDR). In this study, we first identified the occurrence of ER stress-tolerance (ERST) in glioma cells and confirmed that ERST was positively correlated with TMZ resistance. We further showed that the seesaw-effect of HDAC6-p97/VCP (increased HDAC6 and decreased p97/VCP) in glioma cells was crucial to ERST-associated TMZ resistance. Moreover, the combination treatment of Tubastatin A (TUB, a selective inhibitor of HDAC6) and TMZ synergistically overcame ERST, reduced cell viability and induced apoptosis in TMZ-resistant glioma cells...
January 26, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125061/mitotic-spindle-assembly-in-land-plants-molecules-and-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Moé Yamada, Gohta Goshima
In textbooks, the mitotic spindles of plants are often described separately from those of animals. How do they differ at the molecular and mechanistic levels? In this chapter, we first outline the process of mitotic spindle assembly in animals and land plants. We next discuss the conservation of spindle assembly factors based on database searches. Searches of >100 animal spindle assembly factors showed that the genes involved in this process are well conserved in plants, with the exception of two major missing elements: centrosomal components and subunits/regulators of the cytoplasmic dynein complex...
January 25, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113777/propagation-modeling-and-analysis-of-molecular-motors-in-molecular-communication
#13
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...
October 24, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111206/de-novo-assembly-and-characterization-of-the-transcriptome-of-the-newly-described-dinoflagellate-ansanella-granifera-spotlight-on-flagellum-associated-genes
#14
Se Hyeon Jang, Hae Jin Jeong, Jae Kyung Chon, Sung Yeon Lee
Many dinoflagellates are known to cause red tides and often outgrow non-motile diatoms and motile small flagellates through active vertical migration between well-lit surface and eutrophic deep waters and/or by locating and ingesting prey cells. Their flagella play important roles in these two critical behaviors. However, the structural and functional genes of dinoflagellate flagella are very little known. Thus, a de novo assembly and characterization of the transcriptome of the fast-swimming dinoflagellate Ansanella granifera were conducted and its flagellum genes were compared with those of other dinoflagellates, motile small flagellates, and non-motile protist species...
January 19, 2017: Marine Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100687/a-stripak-complex-mediates-axonal-transport-of-autophagosomes-and-dense-core-vesicles-through-pp2a-regulation
#15
Amanda L Neisch, Thomas P Neufeld, Thomas S Hays
Autophagy plays an essential role in the cellular homeostasis of neurons, facilitating the clearance of cellular debris. This clearance process is orchestrated through the assembly, transport, and fusion of autophagosomes with lysosomes for degradation. The motor protein dynein drives autophagosome motility from distal sites of assembly to sites of lysosomal fusion. In this study, we identify the scaffold protein CKA (connector of kinase to AP-1) as essential for autophagosome transport in neurons. Together with other core components of the striatin-interacting phosphatase and kinase (STRIPAK) complex, we show that CKA associates with dynein and directly binds Atg8a, an autophagosomal protein...
February 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092503/propagation-modeling-and-analysis-of-molecular-motors-in-molecular-communication
#16
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/28087654/effects-of-external-strain-on-the-regulation-of-microtubule-sliding-induced-by-outer-arm-dynein-of-sea-urchin-sperm-flagella
#17
Hiroshi Yoke, Chikako Shingyoji
Oscillatory bending movement of eukaryotic flagella is powered by orchestrated activity of dynein motor proteins that hydrolyze ATP and produce microtubule sliding. Although the ATP concentration within a flagellum is kept uniform at a few mmol l(-1) level, sliding activities of dyneins are dynamically coordinated along the flagellum in accordance with the phase of bending waves. Thus, at the organellar level the dynein not only generates force for bending but also modulates its motile activity by responding to bending of the flagellum...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079116/katanin-p80-numa-and-cytoplasmic-dynein-cooperate-to-control-microtubule-dynamics
#18
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/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
#19
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/28077618/mechanism-of-nuclear-movements-in-a-multinucleated-cell
#20
Romain Gibeaux, Antonio Z Politi, Peter Philippsen, François Nédélec
Multinucleated cells are important in many organisms but the mechanisms governing the movements of nuclei sharing a common cytoplasm are not understood. In the hyphae of the plant pathogenic fungus Ashbya gossypii, nuclei move back and forth, occasionally bypassing each other, and, preventing the formation of nuclear clusters, this is essential for genetic stability. These movements depend on cytoplasmic microtubules emanating from the nuclei, that are pulled by dynein motors anchored at the cortex. Using 3D stochastic simulations with parameters constrained by the literature, we predict the cortical anchors density from the characteristics of nuclear movements...
January 11, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
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