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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516917/maternal-age-dependent-apc-c-mediated-decrease-in-securin-causes-premature-sister-chromatid-separation-in-meiosis-ii
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Ibtissem Nabti, Rosanna Grimes, Hema Sarna, Petros Marangos, John Carroll
Sister chromatid attachment during meiosis II (MII) is maintained by securin-mediated inhibition of separase. In maternal ageing, oocytes show increased inter-sister kinetochore distance and premature sister chromatid separation (PSCS), suggesting aberrant separase activity. Here, we find that MII oocytes from aged mice have less securin than oocytes from young mice and that this reduction is mediated by increased destruction by the anaphase promoting complex/cyclosome (APC/C) during meiosis I (MI) exit. Inhibition of the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) kinase, Mps1, during MI exit in young oocytes replicates this phenotype...
May 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512144/tog-tubulin-binding-specificity-promotes-microtubule-dynamics-and-mitotic-spindle-formation
#2
Amy E Byrnes, Kevin C Slep
XMAP215, CLASP, and Crescerin use arrayed tubulin-binding tumor overexpressed gene (TOG) domains to modulate microtubule dynamics. We hypothesized that TOGs have distinct architectures and tubulin-binding properties that underlie each family's ability to promote microtubule polymerization or pause. As a model, we investigated the pentameric TOG array of a Drosophila melanogaster XMAP215 member, Msps. We found that Msps TOGs have distinct architectures that bind either free or polymerized tubulin, and that a polarized array drives microtubule polymerization...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506992/reduced-mad2-levels-dampen-apoptotic-response-to-non-exchange-sex-chromosomes-and-lead-to-sperm-aneuploidy
#3
Imrul Faisal, Liisa Kauppi
In meiosis, non-exchange homologous chromosomes are at risk for missegregation and should be monitored by the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) to avoid formation of aneuploid gametes. Sex chromosome missegregation is particularly common and can lead to sterility or to aneuploid offspring (e.g. individuals with Turner or Klinefelter syndrome). Despite major implications for health and reproduction, modifiers of meiotic SAC robustness and the subsequent apoptotic response in male mammals remain obscure. Levels of SAC proteins, e...
May 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505193/the-drosophila-orthologue-of-the-int6-onco-protein-regulates-mitotic-microtubule-growth-and-kinetochore-structure
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Fioranna Renda, Claudia Pellacani, Anton Strunov, Elisabetta Bucciarelli, Valeria Naim, Giuseppe Bosso, Elena Kiseleva, Silvia Bonaccorsi, David J Sharp, Alexey Khodjakov, Maurizio Gatti, Maria Patrizia Somma
INT6/eIF3e is a highly conserved component of the translation initiation complex that interacts with both the 26S proteasome and the COP9 signalosome, two complexes implicated in ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation. The INT6 gene was originally identified as the insertion site of the mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV), and later shown to be involved in human tumorigenesis. Here we show that depletion of the Drosophila orthologue of INT6 (Int6) results in short mitotic spindles and deformed centromeres and kinetochores with low intra-kinetochore distance...
May 15, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495837/congressing-kinetochores-progressively-load-ska-complexes-to-prevent-force-dependent-detachment
#5
Philip Auckland, Nicholas I Clarke, Stephen J Royle, Andrew D McAinsh
Kinetochores mediate chromosome congression by either sliding along the lattice of spindle microtubules or forming end-on attachments to their depolymerizing plus-ends. By following the fates of individual kinetochores as they congress in live cells, we reveal that the Ska complex is required for a distinct substep of the depolymerization-coupled pulling mechanism. Ska depletion increases the frequency of naturally occurring, force-dependent P kinetochore detachment events, while being dispensable for the initial biorientation and movement of chromosomes...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486126/more-cytoplasm-more-problems
#6
Predrag Jevtić, Daniel L Levy
In this issue of Developmental Cell, Kyogoku and Kitajima (2017) investigate the effect of cytoplasmic volume on the fidelity of chromosome segregation during meiosis in mouse oocytes. The authors find that large cytoplasmic volume affects spindle pole morphology, chromosome alignment, and stringency of checkpoint signaling, resulting in error-prone chromosome segregation.
May 8, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467408/modelling-of-the-cancer-cell-cycle-as-a-tool-for-rational-drug-development-a-systems-pharmacology-approach-to-cyclotherapy
#7
Robert C Jackson, Giovanni Y Di Veroli, Siang-Boon Koh, Ian Goldlust, Frances M Richards, Duncan I Jodrell
The dynamic of cancer is intimately linked to a dysregulation of the cell cycle and signalling pathways. It has been argued that selectivity of treatments could exploit loss of checkpoint function in cancer cells, a concept termed "cyclotherapy". Quantitative approaches that describe these dysregulations can provide guidance in the design of novel or existing cancer therapies. We describe and illustrate this strategy via a mathematical model of the cell cycle that includes descriptions of the G1-S checkpoint and the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC), the EGF signalling pathway and apoptosis...
May 3, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463114/protein-phosphatase-1-inactivates-mps1-to-ensure-efficient-spindle-assembly-checkpoint-silencing
#8
Margarida Moura, Mariana Osswald, Nelson Leça, João Barbosa, António J Pereira, Helder Maiato, Claudio E Sunkel, Carlos Conde
Faithfull genome partitioning during cell division relies on the Spindle Assembly Checkpoint (SAC), a conserved signaling pathway that delays anaphase onset until all chromosomes are attached to spindle microtubules. Mps1 kinase is an upstream SAC regulator that promotes the assembly of an anaphase inhibitor through a sequential multi-target phosphorylation cascade. Thus, the SAC is highly responsive to Mps1, whose activity peaks in early mitosis as a result of its T-loop autophosphorylation. However, the mechanism controlling Mps1 inactivation once kinetochores attach to microtubules and the SAC is satisfied remains unknown...
May 2, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458300/rna-associated-protein-lsm-family-member-14-controls-oocyte-meiotic-maturation-through-regulating-mrna-pools
#9
Teng Zhang, Yuanyuan Li, Hui Li, Xue-Shan Ma, Ying-Chun Ouyang, Yi Hou, Heide Schatten, Qing-Yuan Sun
LSM family member 14 (LSM14) belongs to the RNA-associated protein (RAP) family that is widely expressed in different species, and whose functions include associating and storing mRNAs. In the present study, we found that LSM14b was essential for oocyte meiotic maturation. Lack of LSM14b caused oocyte meiotic arrest at metaphase, and misalignment of chromosomes, as well as abnormal spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) and maturation promoting factor (MPF) activation. Cyclin B1 and Cdc20 mRNAs, whose contents changed with LSM14b expression, were likely direct targets of LSM14b...
April 30, 2017: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455985/coal-tar-pitch-extract-could-induce-chromosomal-instability-of-human-bronchial-epithelial-cells-mediated-by-spindle-checkpoint-related-proteins
#10
Peng Zhang, Zhitao Li, Na Wang, Guangcai Duan, Wei Wang, Yanming Feng, Yong Zhao, Lixia Wang, Hansong Zhu, Qiao Zhang, Xiaozhuan Liu, Weidong Wu, Yongjun Wu, Wu Yao, Jing Wang, Yiming Wu, Feifei Feng
Coal tar pitch (CTP) is a byproduct of coal tar distillation. The workers working with coal tar or in aluminum smelters, potrooms and carbon plants have the opportunities of exposing to coal tar pitch volatiles. Coal tar pitches from which polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) originate have been shown to exhibit lung carcinogenicity in humans. Chromosomal instability (CIN) is a mechanism in carcinogenesis, however, whether CIN is involved in coal tar pitch-induced lung cancer remains elusive. In this present study, human bronchial epithelial cells (BEAS-2B) were first exposed to coal tar pitch extracts (CTPE) to induce a malignant transformation model...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441529/mps1-regulates-kinetochore-microtubule-attachment-stability-via-the-ska-complex-to-ensure-error-free-chromosome-segregation
#11
John Maciejowski, Hauke Drechsler, Kathrin Grundner-Culemann, Edward R Ballister, Jose-Antonio Rodriguez-Rodriguez, Veronica Rodriguez-Bravo, Mathew J K Jones, Emily Foley, Michael A Lampson, Henrik Daub, Andrew D McAinsh, Prasad V Jallepalli
The spindle assembly checkpoint kinase Mps1 not only inhibits anaphase but also corrects erroneous attachments that could lead to missegregation and aneuploidy. However, Mps1's error correction-relevant substrates are unknown. Using a chemically tuned kinetochore-targeting assay, we show that Mps1 destabilizes microtubule attachments (K fibers) epistatically to Aurora B, the other major error-correcting kinase. Through quantitative proteomics, we identify multiple sites of Mps1-regulated phosphorylation at the outer kinetochore...
April 24, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436952/playing-polo-during-mitosis-plk1-takes-the-lead
#12
REVIEW
G Combes, I Alharbi, L G Braga, S Elowe
Polo-like kinase 1 (PLK1), the prototypical member of the polo-like family of serine/threonine kinases, is a pivotal regulator of mitosis and cytokinesis in eukaryotes. Many layers of regulation have evolved to target PLK1 to different subcellular structures and to its various mitotic substrates in line with its numerous functions during mitosis. Collective work is starting to illuminate an important set of substrates for PLK1: the mitotic kinases that together ensure the fidelity of the cell division process...
April 24, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430635/unsuccessful-mitosis-in-multicellular-tumour-spheroids
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Annie Molla, Morgane Couvet, Jean-Luc Coll
Multicellular spheroids are very attractive models in oncology because they mimic the 3D organization of the tumour cells with their microenvironment. We show here using 3 different cell types (mammary TSA/pc, embryonic kidney Hek293 and cervical cancer HeLa), that when the cells are growing as spheroids the frequency of binucleated cells is augmented as occurs in some human tumours.We therefore describe mitosis in multicellular spheroids by following mitotic markers and by time-lapse experiments. Chromosomes alignment appears to be correct on the metaphasic plate and the passenger complex is well localized on centromere...
April 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415805/regulatory-functional-territory-of-plk-1-and-their-substrates-beyond-mitosis
#14
REVIEW
Shiv Kumar, Garima Sharma, Chiranjib Chakraborty, Ashish Ranjan Sharma, Jaebong Kim
Polo-like kinase 1 (PLK-1) is a well-known (Ser/Thr) mitotic protein kinase and is considered as a proto-oncogene. As hyper-activation of PLK-1 is broadly associated with poor prognosis and cancer progression, it is one of the most extensively studied mitotic kinases. During mitosis, PLK-1 regulates various cell cycle events, such as spindle pole maturation, chromosome segregation and cytokinesis. However, studies have demonstrated that the role of PLK-1 is not only restricted to mitosis, but PLK-1 can also regulate other vital events beyond mitosis, including transcription, translation, ciliogenesis, checkpoint adaptation and recovery, apoptosis, chromosomes dynamics etc...
March 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415765/stable-aneuploid-tumors-cells-are-more-sensitive-to-ttk-inhibition-than-chromosomally-unstable-cell-lines
#15
Marion A A Libouban, Jeroen A D M de Roos, Joost C M Uitdehaag, Nicole Willemsen-Seegers, Sara Mainardi, Jelle Dylus, Jos de Man, Bastiaan Tops, Jules P P Meijerink, Zuzana Storchová, Rogier C Buijsman, René H Medema, Guido J R Zaman
Inhibition of the spindle assembly checkpoint kinase TTK causes chromosome mis-segregation and tumor cell death. However, high levels of TTK correlate with chromosomal instability (CIN), which can lead to aneuploidy. We show that treatment of tumor cells with the selective small molecule TTK inhibitor NTRC 0066-0 overrides the mitotic checkpoint, irrespective of cell line sensitivity. In stable aneuploid cells NTRC 0066-0 induced acute CIN, whereas in cells with high levels of pre-existing CIN there was only a small additional fraction of cells mis-segregating their chromosomes...
March 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415623/overexpression-of-ubiquitin-specific-proteases-44-promotes-the-malignancy-of-glioma-by-stabilizing-tumor-promoter-securin
#16
Yongxiang Zou, Guanzhong Qiu, Lei Jiang, Zheng Cai, Wei Sun, Hongkang Hu, Chengyin Lu, Weilin Jin, Guohan Hu
Ubiquitin specific peptidase 44 (USP44) has been identified as an important component of spindle assemble checkpoint (SAC) to prevent the formation of aneuploidy. However, recent study raised a controversy about the effect of USP44 in tumor. Here, we first confirmed the intranuclear localization of USP44 by testing several specific antibodies to recognize endogenous USP44. Then, data from IHC and qRT-PCR assay indicated that the high expression of USP44 existed in high-grade glioma tissues and signified a poor prognosis...
March 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410373/parallel-reorganization-of-protein-function-in-the-spindle-checkpoint-pathway-through-evolutionary-paths-in-the-fitness-landscape-that-appear-neutral-in-laboratory-experiments
#17
Alex N Nguyen Ba, Bob Strome, Selma Osman, Elizabeth-Ann Legere, Taraneh Zarin, Alan M Moses
Regulatory networks often increase in complexity during evolution through gene duplication and divergence of component proteins. Two models that explain this increase in complexity are: 1) adaptive changes after gene duplication, such as resolution of adaptive conflicts, and 2) non-adaptive processes such as duplication, degeneration and complementation. Both of these models predict complementary changes in the retained duplicates, but they can be distinguished by direct fitness measurements in organisms with short generation times...
April 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410192/pellino-1-inactivates-mitotic-spindle-checkpoint-by-targeting-bubr1-for-ubiquitinational-degradation
#18
Jihyun Park, Hye-Young Park, Suhyeon Kim, Hyun-Soo Kim, Ji Y Park, Heounjeong Go, Chang-Woo Lee
Aberrant constitutive activation of receptor-mediated downstream signalling plays an active role in the deregulation of cell cycle control. The mitotic spindle checkpoint is important in preventing abnormal mitotic cell cycle with chromosome missegregation from achieving neoplastic aneuploidy. However, mechanisms coupling receptor-mediated signalling to mitotic spindle checkpoint regulation remain unclear. Pellino 1 is a receptor signal-responsive E3 ubiquitin ligase, and the application of certain receptor-mediated signalling regulates the expression and activity of Pellino 1...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404789/the-pp2a-b56-phosphatase-promotes-the-association-of-cdc20-with-apc-c-in-mitosis
#19
Sun Joo Lee, Veronica Rodriguez-Bravo, Hyunjung Kim, Sutirtha Datta, Emily A Foley
PP2A(B56) is a serine/threonine phosphatase essential for mitosis. At the kinetochore, PP2A(B56) both stabilizes microtubule binding and promotes silencing of the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) through its association with the SAC protein BubR1. Cells depleted of the B56 regulatory subunits of PP2A are delayed in APC/C(Cdc20) activation, an essential step for mitotic exit. It has been hypothesized that this delay arises from increased production of the mitotic checkpoint complex (MCC), an APC/C(Cdc20) inhibitor formed at unattached kinetochores through SAC signaling...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386668/a-mathematical-framework-for-kinetochore-driven-activation-feedback-in-the-mitotic-checkpoint
#20
Bashar Ibrahim
Proliferating cells properly divide into their daughter cells through a process that is mediated by kinetochores, protein-complexes that assemble at the centromere of each sister chromatid. Each kinetochore has to establish a tight bipolar attachment to the spindle apparatus before sister chromatid separation is initiated. The spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) links the biophysical attachment status of the kinetochores to mitotic progression and ensures that even a single misaligned kinetochore keeps the checkpoint active...
April 6, 2017: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
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