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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318078/chromatin-tethering-to-the-nuclear-envelope-by-nuclear-actin-filaments-a-novel-role-of-the-actin-cytoskeleton-in-the-xenopus-blastula
#1
Haruka Oda, Natsuki Shirai, Naoko Ura, Keita Ohsumi, Mari Iwabuchi
The Xenopus oocyte is known to accumulate filamentous or F-actin in the nucleus, but it is currently unknown whether F-actin also accumulates in embryo nuclei. Using fluorescence-labeled actin reporters, we examined the actin distribution in Xenopus embryonic cells and found that F-actin accumulates in nuclei during the blastula stage but not during the gastrula stage. To further investigate nuclear F-actin, we devised a Xenopus egg extract that reproduces the formation of nuclei in which F-actin accumulates...
March 20, 2017: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315278/peeking-into-sigma-1-receptor-functions-through-the-retina
#2
Timur A Mavlyutov, Lian-Wang Guo
This review discusses recent advances towards understanding the sigma-1 receptor (S1R) as an endogenous neuro-protective mechanism in the retina , a favorable experimental model system. The exquisite architecture of the mammalian retina features layered and intricately wired neurons supported by non-neuronal cells. Ganglion neurons, photoreceptors , as well as the retinal pigment epithelium, are susceptible to degeneration that leads to major retinal diseases such as glaucoma , diabetic retinopathy , and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and ultimately, blindness...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287898/consequences-of-a-tight-squeeze-nuclear-envelope-rupture-and-repair
#3
Philipp Isermann, Jan Lammerding
Cell migration through tight spaces can induce substantial deformations of the nucleus and cause nuclear envelope (NE) rupture, resulting in uncontrolled exchange of nuclear and cytosolic proteins. These events can cause DNA damage and, in severe cases, nuclear fragmentation, challenging the integrity of the genomic material. Cells overcome NE ruptures during interphase by repairing the NE using components of the endosomal sorting complexes required for transport (ESCRT) machinery. Paralleling the molecular mechanism employed during NE reformation in late mitosis, ESCRT-III subunits and the associated AAA-ATPase VPS4B are recruited to NE rupture sites and help restore NE integrity...
March 13, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285738/bursting-the-bubble-nuclear-envelope-rupture-as-a-path-to-genomic-instability
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REVIEW
Pragya Shah, Katarina Wolf, Jan Lammerding
The nuclear envelope safeguards the genetic material inside the nucleus by separating it from the cytoplasm. Until recently, it was assumed that nuclear envelope (NE) breakdown occurs only in a highly controlled fashion during mitosis when the chromatin is condensed and divided between the daughter cells. However, recent studies have demonstrated that adherent and migrating cells exhibit transient NE rupture during interphase caused by compression from cytoskeletal or external forces. NE rupture results in uncontrolled exchange between the nuclear interior and cytoplasm and leads to DNA damage...
March 9, 2017: Trends in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284242/epstein-barr-virus-nuclear-antigen-1-interacts-with-regulator-of-chromosome-condensation-1-dynamically-throughout-the-cell-cycle
#5
Thibaut Deschamps, Quentin Bazot, Derek M Leske, Ruth MacLeod, Dimitri Mompelat, Lionel Tafforeau, Vincent Lotteau, Vincent Maréchal, George S Baillie, Henri Gruffat, Joanna B Wilson, Evelyne Manet
The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) nuclear antigen 1 (EBNA1) is a sequence-specific DNA-binding protein that plays an essential role in viral episome replication and segregation, by recruiting the cellular complex of DNA replication onto the origin (oriP) and by tethering the viral DNA onto the mitotic chromosomes. Whereas the mechanisms of viral DNA replication are well documented, those involved in tethering EBNA1 to the cellular chromatin are far from being understood. Here, we have identified regulator of chromosome condensation 1 (RCC1) as a novel cellular partner for EBNA1...
February 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272965/regulation-of-4e-bp1-activity-in-the-mammalian-oocyte
#6
Denisa Jansova, Marketa Koncicka, Anna Tetkova, Renata Cerna, Radek Malik, Edgar Del Llano, Michal Kubelka, Andrej Susor
Fully grown mammalian oocytes utilize transcripts synthetized and stored during earlier development. RNA localization followed by a local translation is a mechanism responsible for the regulation of spatial and temporal gene expression. Here we show that the mouse oocyte contains three forms of cap-dependent translational repressor expressed on the mRNA level: 4E-BP1, 4E-BP2 and 4E-BP3. However, only 4E-BP1 is present as a protein in oocytes, it becomes inactivated by phosphorylation after nuclear envelope breakdown and as such it promotes cap-dependent translation after NEBD...
March 8, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262489/compartmentalization-of-er-bound-chaperone-confines-protein-deposit-formation-to-the-aging-yeast-cell
#7
Juha Saarikangas, Fabrice Caudron, Rupali Prasad, David F Moreno, Alessio Bolognesi, Martí Aldea, Yves Barral
In order to produce rejuvenated daughters, dividing budding yeast cells confine aging factors, including protein aggregates, to the aging mother cell. The asymmetric inheritance of these protein deposits is mediated by organelle and cytoskeletal attachment and by cell geometry. Yet it remains unclear how deposit formation is restricted to the aging lineage. Here, we show that selective membrane anchoring and the compartmentalization of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane confine protein deposit formation to aging cells during division...
March 20, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246125/zmpste24-defends-against-influenza-and-other-pathogenic-viruses
#8
Bishi Fu, Lingyan Wang, Shitao Li, Martin E Dorf
Zinc metallopeptidase STE24 (ZMPSTE24) is a transmembrane metalloprotease whose catalytic activity is critical for processing lamin A on the inner nuclear membrane and clearing clogged translocons on the endoplasmic reticulum. We now report ZMPSTE24 is a virus-specific effector that restricts enveloped RNA and DNA viruses, including influenza A, Zika, Ebola, Sindbis, vesicular stomatitis, cowpox, and vaccinia, but not murine leukemia or adenovirus. ZMPSTE24-mediated antiviral action is independent of protease activity...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242745/torsina-controls-tan-line-assembly-and-the-retrograde-flow-of-dorsal-perinuclear-actin-cables-during-rearward-nuclear-movement
#9
Cosmo A Saunders, Nathan J Harris, Patrick T Willey, Brian M Woolums, Yuexia Wang, Alex J McQuown, Amy Schoenhofen, Howard J Worman, William T Dauer, Gregg G Gundersen, G W Gant Luxton
The nucleus is positioned toward the rear of most migratory cells. In fibroblasts and myoblasts polarizing for migration, retrograde actin flow moves the nucleus rearward, resulting in the orientation of the centrosome in the direction of migration. In this study, we report that the nuclear envelope-localized AAA+ (ATPase associated with various cellular activities) torsinA (TA) and its activator, the inner nuclear membrane protein lamina-associated polypeptide 1 (LAP1), are required for rearward nuclear movement during centrosome orientation in migrating fibroblasts...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242692/lem2-recruits-chmp7-for-escrt-mediated-nuclear-envelope-closure-in-fission-yeast-and-human-cells
#10
Mingyu Gu, Dollie LaJoie, Opal S Chen, Alexander von Appen, Mark S Ladinsky, Michael J Redd, Linda Nikolova, Pamela J Bjorkman, Wesley I Sundquist, Katharine S Ullman, Adam Frost
Endosomal sorting complexes required for transport III (ESCRT-III) proteins have been implicated in sealing the nuclear envelope in mammals, spindle pole body dynamics in fission yeast, and surveillance of defective nuclear pore complexes in budding yeast. Here, we report that Lem2p (LEM2), a member of the LEM (Lap2-Emerin-Man1) family of inner nuclear membrane proteins, and the ESCRT-II/ESCRT-III hybrid protein Cmp7p (CHMP7), work together to recruit additional ESCRT-III proteins to holes in the nuclear membrane...
February 27, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241138/the-molecular-architecture-of-lamins-in-somatic-cells
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Yagmur Turgay, Matthias Eibauer, Anne E Goldman, Takeshi Shimi, Maayan Khayat, Kfir Ben-Harush, Anna Dubrovsky-Gaupp, K Tanuj Sapra, Robert D Goldman, Ohad Medalia
The nuclear lamina is a fundamental constituent of metazoan nuclei. It is composed mainly of lamins, which are intermediate filament proteins that assemble into a filamentous meshwork, bridging the nuclear envelope and chromatin. Besides providing structural stability to the nucleus, the lamina is involved in many nuclear activities, including chromatin organization, transcription and replication. However, the structural organization of the nuclear lamina is poorly understood. Here we use cryo-electron tomography to obtain a detailed view of the organization of the lamin meshwork within the lamina...
March 1, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238874/ebv-early-lytic-protein-bfrf1-alters-emerin-distribution-and-post-translational-modification
#12
S Yadav, F Libotte, E Buono, S Valia, G A Farina, A Faggioni, A Farina
The nuclear envelope (NE), a structural element of fundamental importance for the cell, is the first barrier that meets a virus in the early stages of viral maturation. Therefore, in order to allow the passage of nucleocapsids, viruses are known to modulate the architecture of the nuclear membrane to permit a proficient viral infection. Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), a pathogen from Herpesvirus family, possesses two well conserved proteins, BFRF1 and BFLF2, which together form the heterodimeric nuclear egress complex (NEC) that is involved in the early steps of nuclear egress...
February 24, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238159/analyses-of-pea-necrotic-yellow-dwarf-virus-encoded-proteins
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Björn Krenz, Ingrid Schießl, Eva Greiner, Susanna Krapp
Pea necrotic yellow dwarf virus (PNYDV) is a multipartite, circular, single-stranded DNA plant virus. PNYDV encodes eight proteins and the function of three of which remains unknown-U1, U2, and U4. PNYDV proteins cellular localization was analyzed by GFP tagging and bimolecular fluorescence complementation (BiFC) studies. The interactions of all eight PNYDV proteins were tested pairwise in planta (36 combinations in total). Seven interactions were identified and two (M-Rep with CP and MP with U4) were characterized further...
February 25, 2017: Virus Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236735/the-nucleus-keeping-it-together-by-keeping-it-apart
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REVIEW
C Patrick Lusk, Megan C King
It has been postulated that the segregation of nucleus and cytoplasm supported the development of increased organismal complexity. For example, separating transcription and translation allows for mRNA splicing, while the sequestration of genomic DNA supports the innate immune system's ability to equate cytoplasmic DNA with pathogens. Consistent with the importance of nucleocytoplasmic compartmentalization in a broad array of cellular processes, defects in maintaining discrete nuclear and cytoplasmic compartments, either due to loss of nuclear pore complex integrity, disrupted nuclear transport or ruptures of the nuclear envelope, lead to cellular dysfunction, cell death and disease...
February 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236106/progesterone-requires-heat-shock-protein-90-hsp90-in-human-sperm-to-regulate-motility-and-acrosome-reaction
#15
Vrushali Sagare-Patil, Rashmi Bhilawadikar, Mosami Galvankar, Kusum Zaveri, Indira Hinduja, Deepak Modi
PURPOSE: The aims of this paper were to study whether heat shock protein 90 (HSP90) is a regulator of sperm functions and to determine its association with oligoasthenozoospermia. METHODS: The levels of HSP90 in sperm lysates were measured by ELISA. Localization of HSP90 and its isoforms was evaluated by immunofluorescence. Sperm motility and kinetics were assessed by computer-assisted sperm analysis. Acrosome reaction was determined by lectin staining. RESULTS: The levels of HSP90 were lower in oligoasthenozoospermic men and correlated positively with the number of motile spermatozoa...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226231/cell-biology-of-the-plant-nucleus
#16
Iris Meier, Eric J Richards, David E Evans
The eukaryotic nucleus is enclosed by the nuclear envelope, which is perforated by the nuclear pores, the gateways of macromolecular exchange between the nucleoplasm and cytoplasm. The nucleoplasm is organized in a complex three-dimensional fashion that changes over time and in response to stimuli. Within the cell, the nucleus must be viewed as an organelle (albeit a gigantic one) that is a recipient of cytoplasmic forces and capable of morphological and positional dynamics. The most dramatic reorganization of this organelle occurs during mitosis and meiosis...
February 22, 2017: Annual Review of Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218637/mechanisms-of-chromosome-congression-during-mitosis
#17
REVIEW
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/28214269/immunohistochemistry-on-a-panel-of-emery-dreifuss-muscular-dystrophy-samples-reveals-nuclear-envelope-proteins-as-inconsistent-markers-for-pathology
#18
Phu Le Thanh, Peter Meinke, Nadia Korfali, Vlastimil Srsen, Michael I Robson, Manfred Wehnert, Benedikt Schoser, Caroline A Sewry, Eric C Schirmer
Reports of aberrant distribution for some nuclear envelope proteins in cells expressing a few Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy mutations raised the possibility that such protein redistribution could underlie pathology and/or be diagnostic. However, this disorder is linked to 8 different genes encoding nuclear envelope proteins, raising the question of whether a particular protein is most relevant. Therefore, myoblast/fibroblast cultures from biopsy and tissue sections from a panel of nine Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy patients (4 male, 5 female) including those carrying emerin and FHL1 (X-linked) and several lamin A (autosomal dominant) mutations were stained for the proteins linked to the disorder...
December 21, 2016: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202688/super-resolution-mapping-of-scaffold-nucleoporins-in-the-nuclear-pore-complex
#19
Jiong Ma, Joseph M Kelich, Samuel L Junod, Weidong Yang
The nuclear pore complex (NPC), composed of ∼30 different nucleoporins (Nups), is one of the largest supramolecular structures in eukaryotic cells. Its octagonal ring-scaffold perforates the nuclear envelope and features a unique molecular machinery that regulates nucleocytoplasmic transport. However, the precise copy number and the spatial location of each Nup in the native NPC remain obscure due to the inherent difficulty of counting and localizing proteins inside the sub-micrometer supramolecular complex...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196807/correction-microtubule-induced-nuclear-envelope-fluctuations-control-chromatin-dynamics-in-drosophila-embryos
#20
Bernhard Hampoelz, Yannick Azou-Gros, Roxane Fabre, Olga Markova, Pierre-Henri Puech, Thomas Lecuit
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February 15, 2017: Development
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