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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500529/bacterial-nucleoid-occlusion-multiple-mechanisms-for-preventing-chromosome-bisection-during-cell-division
#1
Maria A Schumacher
In most bacteria cell division is driven by the prokaryotic tubulin homolog, FtsZ, which forms the cytokinetic Z ring. Cell survival demands both the spatial and temporal accuracy of this process to ensure that equal progeny are produced with intact genomes. While mechanisms preventing septum formation at the cell poles have been known for decades, the means by which the bacterial nucleoid is spared from bisection during cell division, called nucleoid exclusion (NO), have only recently been deduced. The NO theory was originally posited decades ago based on the key observation that the cell division machinery appeared to be inhibited from forming near the bacterial nucleoid...
2017: Sub-cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500522/e-coli-cell-cycle-machinery
#2
Joe Lutkenhaus, Shishen Du
Cytokinesis in E. coli is organized by a cytoskeletal element designated the Z ring. The Z ring is formed at midcell by the coalescence of FtsZ filaments tethered to the membrane by interaction of FtsZ's conserved C-terminal peptide (CCTP) with two membrane-associated proteins, FtsA and ZipA. Although interaction between an FtsZ monomer and either of these proteins is of low affinity, high affinity is achieved through avidity - polymerization linked CCTPs interacting with the membrane tethers. The placement of the Z ring at midcell is ensured by antagonists of FtsZ polymerization that are positioned within the cell and target FtsZ filaments through the CCTP...
2017: Sub-cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498409/demonstration-of-a-potent-ret-transcriptional-inhibitor-for-the-treatment-of-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-based-on-an-ellipticine-derivative
#3
Vishnu Muthuraj Kumarasamy, Daekyu Sun
Dominant-activating mutations in the RET (rearranged during transfection) proto-oncogene, which encodes a receptor tyrosine kinase, is often associated with the development of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). The proximal promoter region of the RET gene consists of a guanine-rich sequence containing five runs of three consecutive guanine residues that serve as the binding site for transcriptional factors. As we have recently shown, this stretch of nucleotides in the promoter region is highly dynamic in nature and tend to form non-B DNA secondary structures called G-quadruplexes, which suppress the transcription of the RET gene...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482393/-a-patient-with-ring-chromosome-20-syndrome-and-agtr2-polymorphisms
#4
Z Yi, H Pan, L Li
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 4, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460277/shaping-chromosomes-by-dna-capture-and-release-gating-the-smc-rings
#5
REVIEW
Stephan Gruber
SMC proteins organize chromosomes to coordinate essential nuclear processes such as gene expression and DNA recombination as well as to segregate chromosomes during cell division. SMC mediated DNA bridging keeps sister chromatids aligned for much of the cell cycle, while the active extrusion of DNA loops by SMC presumably compacts chromosomes. Chromosome superstructure is thus given by the number of DNA linkages and the size of chromosomal DNA loops, which in turn depend on the dynamics of SMC loading and unloading...
April 28, 2017: Current Opinion in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455449/identification-of-a-new-sumo-interacting-motif-in-piasy
#6
Kawaljit Kaur, Hyewon Park, Nootan Pandey, Yoshiaki Azuma, Roberto N De Guzman
SUMO conjugation is a reversible post-translational modification process implicated in the regulation of gene transcription, DNA repair, and cell cycle. SUMOylation depends on the sequential activities of E1 activating, E2 conjugating, and E3 ligating enzymes. SUMO E3 ligases enhance transfer of SUMO from the charged E2 enzyme to the substrate. We have previously identified PIASy, a member of the Siz/PIAS RING family of SUMO E3 ligases, as essential for mitotic chromosomal SUMOylation in frog egg extracts and demonstrated that it can mediate effective SUMOylation...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453390/the-torments-of-the-cohesin-ring
#7
Alap P Chavda, Keven Ang, Dmitri Ivanov
Cohesin is a ring-shaped protein complex which comprises the Smc1, Smc3 and Scc1 subunits. It topologically embraces chromosomal DNA to connect sister chromatids and stabilize chromatin loops. It is required for proper chromosomal segregation, DNA repair and transcriptional regulation. We have recently reported that cohesin rings can adopt a "collapsed" rod-like conformation which is driven by the interaction between the Smc1 and Smc3 coiled coil arms and is regulated by post-translational modifications. The "collapsed" conformation plays a role in cohesin ring assembly and its loading on the DNA...
February 27, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401073/structural-insight-into-anaphase-promoting-complex-3-structure-and-docking-with-a-natural-inhibitory-compound
#8
Hamzeh Rahimi, Mohammad Ali Shokrgozar, Armin Madadkar-Sobhani, Reza Mahdian, Alireza Foroumadi, Morteza Karimipoor
BACKGROUND: Anaphase promoting complex (APC) is the biggest Cullin-RING E3 ligase and is very important in cell cycle control; many anti-cancer agents target this. APC controls the onset of chromosome separation and mitotic exit through securin and cyclin B degradation, respectively. Its APC3 subunit identifies the APC activators-Cdh1 and Cdc20. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The structural model of the APC3 subunit of APC was developed by means of computational techniques; the binding of a natural inhibitory compound to APC3 was also investigated...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399932/guideline-recommendations-for-diagnosis-and-clinical-management-of-ring14-syndrome-first-report-of-an-ad-hoc-task-force
#9
REVIEW
Berardo Rinaldi, Alessandro Vaisfeld, Sergio Amarri, Chiara Baldo, Giuseppe Gobbi, Pamela Magini, Erto Melli, Giovanni Neri, Francesca Novara, Tommaso Pippucci, Romana Rizzi, Annarosa Soresina, Laura Zampini, Orsetta Zuffardi, Marco Crimi
BACKGROUND: Ring chromosome 14 syndrome is a rare chromosomal disorder characterized by early onset refractory epilepsy, intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder and a number of diverse health issues. RESULTS: The aim of this work is to provide recommendations for the diagnosis and management of persons affected by ring chromosome 14 syndrome based on evidence from literature and experience of health professionals from different medical backgrounds who have followed for several years subjects affected by ring chromosome 14 syndrome...
April 11, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387189/enamel-pit-defects-and-taurodontism-in-a-patient-with-ring-chromosome-14-and-47-xxx
#10
Janice A Townsend, Letitia Lacour, Angela E Scheuerle
The purpose of this paper is to describe the clinical findings and management of a case involving a patient with co-occurring ring chromosome 14 syndrome and 47,XXX presenting with enamel pit defects and taurodontism. Ring chromosome 14 syndrome is an unusual condition with uncontrolled seizure disorder as its most significant finding; 47,XXX (trisomy X; triple X) is a more common condition and has characteristic physical and behavioral findings. Neither condition has been associated with enamel pit defects...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Dentistry for Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382430/dna-topoisomerase-ii-modulates-acetyl-regulation-of-cohesin-mediated-chromosome-dynamics
#11
Su-Jiun Lin, Matthew J O'Connell
Cohesin is one of three multi-protein structural maintenance of chromosome (SMC) complexes that regulate eukaryotic chromosome dynamics. It forms a ring-shaped structure that embraces sister chromatids through interphase to promote their pairing. In preparation for mitosis, most cohesin is stripped from the chromosome arms in prophase by a poorly defined process that is associated with cohesin phosphorylation. In the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe this prophase pathway is dependent on the cohesin-related Smc5/6 complex, and this requirement is heightened in Smc5/6 hypomorphs by DNA damage, replication stress and Topoisomerase II (Top2) dysfunction...
April 5, 2017: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380335/open-and-closed-questions-about-open-and%C3%A2-closed-smc
#12
Hironori Niki
The tripartite ring of the bacterial condensin complex Smc-ScpAB entraps DNA to separate replicated chromosomes. The cycle of ring opening and closing is dependent on ATP hydrolysis. In this issue of Structure, Kamada et al. (2017) report on the tripartite-ring structural dynamics and their role in regulating this cycle.
April 4, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370681/disorder-of-sex-development-in-a-cat-with-chromosome-mosaicism-37-x-38-x-r-y
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I Szczerbal, M Stachowiak, J Nowacka-Woszuk, S Dzimira, K Szczepanska, M Switonski
An 18-month-old European shorthair cat was subjected to genetic studies due to ambiguous external genitalia (underdeveloped both penis and scrotum). Further anatomic and histopathological studies revealed the presence of abdominal, atrophic testes and uterus. Cytogenetic analysis showed two cell lines, one with X monosomy-37,X [90% of the analysed metaphase spreads], and other line had 38 chromosomes with normal X chromosome and abnormally small Y-derived chromosome-38,X,der(Y) [10%]. Further fluorescence in situ hybridization study with telomeric probe revealed a ring structure of the der(Y)...
March 30, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364271/alk-rearrangement-in-specific-subtypes-of-lung-adenocarcinoma-immunophenotypic-and-morphological-features
#14
Luciana Possidente, Matteo Landriscina, Giuseppe Patitucci, Ludovica Borgia, Vittoria Lalinga, Giulia Vita
Lung adenocarcinomas are characterized by a variety of genetic and epigenetic changes that lead to activation of specific signaling pathways. This allowed the classification of lung adenocarcinomas according to genetic alterations and the clinical development of novel anticancer agents that affect the activity of specific oncoproteins. In such a context, chromosomal rearrangements that cause constitutive activation of ALK gene define a category of lung adenocarcinomas that is amenable to targeted therapy with ALK inhibitors...
May 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344652/molecular-cytogenetic-characterisation-of-a-novel-de-novo-ring-chromosome-6-involving-a-terminal-6p-deletion-and-terminal-6q-duplication-in-the-different-arms-of-the-same-chromosome
#15
Nikolai Paul Pace, Frideriki Maggouta, Melissa Twigden, Isabella Borg
BACKGROUND: Ring chromosome 6 is a rare sporadic chromosomal abnormality, associated with extreme variability in clinical phenotypes. Most ring chromosomes are known to have deletions on one or both chromosomal arms. Here, we report an atypical and unique ring chromosome 6 involving both a distal deletion and a distal duplication on the different arms of the same chromosome. CASE PRESENTATION: In a patient with intellectual disability, short stature, microcephaly, facial dysmorphology, congenital heart defects and renovascular disease, a ring chromosome 6 was characterised using array-CGH and dual-colour FISH...
2017: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333241/dysmorphic-patterns-are-associated-with-cytoskeletal-alterations-in-human-oocytes
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Mariabeatrice Dal Canto, Maria Cristina Guglielmo, Mario Mignini Renzini, Rubens Fadini, Clarissa Moutier, Maria Merola, Elena De Ponti, Giovanni Coticchio
STUDY QUESTION: Are specific morphological anomalies in human mature oocytes, as revealed by transmitted light microscopy, associated with intrinsic damage to the meiotic spindle and actin cytoskeleton? SUMMARY ANSWER: Aggregates of smooth endoplasmic reticulum (SER) and domains of centrally localized granular cytoplasm (GC) reflect intrinsic damage to the oocyte cytoskeleton, namely alterations in spindle size, chromosome misalignment and cortical actin disorganization...
April 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284839/depletion-of-tumor-suppressor-kank1-induces-centrosomal-amplification-via-hyperactivation-of-rhoa
#17
Jun-Ichiro Suzuki, Badal Chandra Roy, Takunori Ogaeri, Naoto Kakinuma, Ryoiti Kiyama
Chromosome instability, frequently found in cancer cells, is caused by a deficiency in cell division, including centrosomal amplification and cytokinesis failure, and can result in abnormal chromosome content or aneuploidy. The small GTPase pathways have been implicated as important processes in cell division. We found that knockdown of a tumor suppressor protein Kank1 increases the number of cells with a micronucleus or bi-/multi-nuclei, which was likely caused by centrosomal amplification. Kank1 interacts with Daam1, known to bind to and activate a small GTPase, RhoA, in actin assembly...
March 8, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263302/whole-genome-sequencing-resource-identifies-18-new-candidate-genes-for-autism-spectrum-disorder
#18
Ryan K C Yuen, Daniele Merico, Matt Bookman, Jennifer L Howe, Bhooma Thiruvahindrapuram, Rohan V Patel, Joe Whitney, Nicole Deflaux, Jonathan Bingham, Zhuozhi Wang, Giovanna Pellecchia, Janet A Buchanan, Susan Walker, Christian R Marshall, Mohammed Uddin, Mehdi Zarrei, Eric Deneault, Lia D'Abate, Ada J S Chan, Stephanie Koyanagi, Tara Paton, Sergio L Pereira, Ny Hoang, Worrawat Engchuan, Edward J Higginbotham, Karen Ho, Sylvia Lamoureux, Weili Li, Jeffrey R MacDonald, Thomas Nalpathamkalam, Wilson W L Sung, Fiona J Tsoi, John Wei, Lizhen Xu, Anne-Marie Tasse, Emily Kirby, William Van Etten, Simon Twigger, Wendy Roberts, Irene Drmic, Sanne Jilderda, Bonnie MacKinnon Modi, Barbara Kellam, Michael Szego, Cheryl Cytrynbaum, Rosanna Weksberg, Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, Marc Woodbury-Smith, Jessica Brian, Lili Senman, Alana Iaboni, Krissy Doyle-Thomas, Ann Thompson, Christina Chrysler, Jonathan Leef, Tal Savion-Lemieux, Isabel M Smith, Xudong Liu, Rob Nicolson, Vicki Seifer, Angie Fedele, Edwin H Cook, Stephen Dager, Annette Estes, Louise Gallagher, Beth A Malow, Jeremy R Parr, Sarah J Spence, Jacob Vorstman, Brendan J Frey, James T Robinson, Lisa J Strug, Bridget A Fernandez, Mayada Elsabbagh, Melissa T Carter, Joachim Hallmayer, Bartha M Knoppers, Evdokia Anagnostou, Peter Szatmari, Robert H Ring, David Glazer, Mathew T Pletcher, Stephen W Scherer
We are performing whole-genome sequencing of families with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to build a resource (MSSNG) for subcategorizing the phenotypes and underlying genetic factors involved. Here we report sequencing of 5,205 samples from families with ASD, accompanied by clinical information, creating a database accessible on a cloud platform and through a controlled-access internet portal. We found an average of 73.8 de novo single nucleotide variants and 12.6 de novo insertions and deletions or copy number variations per ASD subject...
March 6, 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255082/pten-regulates-glutamine-flux-to-pyrimidine-synthesis-and-sensitivity-to-dihydroorotate-dehydrogenase-inhibition
#19
Deepti Mathur, Elias Stratikopoulos, Sait Ozturk, Nicole Steinbach, Sarah Pegno, Sarah Schoenfeld, Raymund Yong, Vundavalli V Murty, John M Asara, Lewis C Cantley, Ramon Parsons
Metabolic changes induced by oncogenic drivers of cancer contribute to tumor growth and are attractive targets for cancer treatment. Here, we found that increased growth of PTEN-mutant cells was dependent on glutamine flux through the de novo pyrimidine synthesis pathway, which created sensitivity to the inhibition of dihydroorotate dehydrogenase, a rate-limiting enzyme for pyrimidine ring synthesis. S-phase PTEN-mutant cells showed increased numbers of replication forks, and inhibitors of dihydroorotate dehydrogenase led to chromosome breaks and cell death due to inadequate ATR activation and DNA damage at replication forks...
April 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254403/the-divisome-at-25-the-road-ahead
#20
REVIEW
Tanneke den Blaauwen, Leendert W Hamoen, Petra Anne Levin
The identification of the FtsZ ring by Bi and Lutkenhaus in 1991 was a defining moment for the field of bacterial cell division. Not only did the presence of the FtsZ ring provide fodder for the next 25 years of research, the application of a then cutting-edge approach-immunogold labeling of bacterial cells-inspired other investigators to apply similarly state-of-the-art technologies in their own work. These efforts have led to important advances in our understanding of the factors underlying assembly and maintenance of the division machinery...
February 27, 2017: Current Opinion in Microbiology
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