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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536121/spindle-assembly-checkpoint-satisfaction-occurs-via-end-on-but-not-lateral-attachments-under-tension
#1
Jonathan Kuhn, Sophie Dumont
To ensure accurate chromosome segregation, the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) prevents anaphase until all kinetochores attach to the spindle. What signals the SAC monitors remains unclear. We do not know the contributions of different microtubule attachment features or tension from biorientation to SAC satisfaction nor how these possible cues change during attachment. In this study, we quantify concurrent Mad1 intensity and report on SAC silencing, real-time attachment geometry, occupancy, and tension at individual mammalian kinetochores...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498417/cenp-h-regulates-the-cell-growth-of-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-through-the-mitochondrial-apoptotic-pathway
#2
Guifang Lu, Helei Hou, Xinlan Lu, Xiquan Ke, Xin Wang, Dan Zhang, Yan Zhao, Jun Zhang, Mudan Ren, Shuixiang He
The genomic alterations of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are still unclear. Centromere protein-H (CENP-H) has been shown to be associated with many solid tumors. Our previous study found that CENP-H was upregulated in HCC and was related to patient prognosis. However, the biological functions of CENP-H in HCC and the possible underlying mechanisms have not been well elucidated. In the present study, we demonstrated that CENP-H knockdown inhibited the proliferation of Hep3B cells and decreased colony formation ability of single cells in vitro...
April 26, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497540/meikin-associated-polo-like-kinase-specifies-bub1-distribution-in-meiosis-i
#3
Seira Miyazaki, Jihye Kim, Yuya Yamagishi, Tadashi Ishiguro, Yuki Okada, Yuji Tanno, Takeshi Sakuno, Yoshinori Watanabe
In meiosis I, sister chromatids are captured by microtubules emanating from the same pole (mono-orientation), and centromeric cohesion is protected throughout anaphase. Shugoshin, which is localized to centromeres depending on the phosphorylation of histone H2A by Bub1 kinase, plays a central role in protecting meiotic cohesin Rec8 from separase cleavage. Another key meiotic kinetochore factor, meikin, may regulate cohesion protection, although the underlying molecular mechanisms remain elusive. Here, we show that fission yeast Moa1 (meikin), which associates stably with CENP-C during meiosis I, recruits Plo1 (polo-like kinase) to the kinetochores and phosphorylates Spc7 (KNL1) to accumulate Bub1...
May 12, 2017: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489565/motifs-in-the-amino-terminus-of-cenp-a-are-required-for-its-accumulation-within-the-nucleus-and-at-the-centromere
#4
Ruiqi Jing, Jiajie Xi, Ye Leng, Wen Chen, Guiying Wang, Wenwen Jia, Jiuhong Kang, Songcheng Zhu
Centromere protein A (CENP-A) is a variant of core histone H3 that marks the centromere's location on the chromosome. The mechanisms that target the protein to the nucleus and the centromere have not been defined. In this study, we found that deletion of the first 53 but not the first 29 residues of CENP-A from the amino-terminus, resulted in its cytoplasmic localization. Two motifs, R42R43R44 and K49R52K53K56, which are reported to be required for DNA contact in the centromere nucleosome, were found to be critical for CENP-A nuclear accumulation...
April 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473197/identification-and-functional-analysis-of-outer-kinetochore-genes-in-the-holocentric-insect-bombyx-mori
#5
Hiroaki Mon, Jae Man Lee, Masanao Sato, Takahiro Kusakabe
The kinetochore creates chromosomal attachment sites for microtubules. The kinetochore-microtubule interface plays an important role in ensuring accurate transmission of genetic information to daughter cells. Bombyx mori is known to possess holocentric chromosomes, where spindle microtubules attach along the entire length of the chromosome. Recent evidence suggests that CENP-A and CENP-C, which are essential for centromere structure and function in other species, have lost in holocentric insects, implying that B...
May 1, 2017: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396698/internal-modifications-in-the-cenp-a-nucleosome-modulate-centromeric-dynamics
#6
Minh Bui, Mary Pitman, Arthur Nuccio, Serene Roque, Paul Gregory Donlin-Asp, Aleksandra Nita-Lazar, Garegin A Papoian, Yamini Dalal
BACKGROUND: Posttranslational modifications of core histones are correlated with changes in transcriptional status, chromatin fiber folding, and nucleosome dynamics. However, within the centromere-specific histone H3 variant CENP-A, few modifications have been reported, and their functions remain largely unexplored. In this multidisciplinary report, we utilize in silico computational and in vivo approaches to dissect lysine 124 of human CENP-A, which was previously reported to be acetylated in advance of replication...
2017: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395724/-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-of-stat4-rs7574865-is-associated-with-the-susceptibility-of-primary-biliary-cirrhosis-in-han-population-of-partial-regions-of-jiangsu-province
#7
Liming Zheng, Hong Zhou
Objective To investigate the correlation of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of signal transducer and activator of transcription 4 (STAT4) rs7574865 gene with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) in Han population of Jiangsu province. Methods The peripheral blood samples were collected from 138 inpatients with PBC and 116 unrelated healthy donors in the Third People's Hospital of Changzhou City in Jiangsu province. The STAT4 rs7574865 SNP was determined by polymerase chain reaction-sequence specific primer (PCR-SSP) assay...
April 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377371/molecular-basis-for-cdk1-regulated-timing-of-mis18-complex-assembly-and-cenp-a-deposition
#8
Frances Spiller, Bethan Medina-Pritchard, Maria Alba Abad, Martin A Wear, Oscar Molina, William C Earnshaw, A Arockia Jeyaprakash
The centromere, a chromosomal locus that acts as a microtubule attachment site, is epigenetically specified by the enrichment of CENP-A nucleosomes. Centromere maintenance during the cell cycle requires HJURP-mediated CENP-A deposition, a process regulated by the Mis18 complex (Mis18α/Mis18β/Mis18BP1). Spatial and temporal regulation of Mis18 complex assembly is crucial for its centromere association and function. Here, we provide the molecular basis for the assembly and regulation of the Mis18 complex. We show that the N-terminal region of Mis18BP1 spanning amino acid residues 20-130 directly interacts with Mis18α/β to form the Mis18 complex...
April 4, 2017: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356341/essential-role-for-centromeric-factors-following-p53-loss-and-oncogenic-transformation
#9
Dan Filipescu, Monica Naughtin, Katrina Podsypanina, Vincent Lejour, Laurence Wilson, Zachary A Gurard-Levin, Guillermo A Orsi, Iva Simeonova, Eleonore Toufektchan, Laura D Attardi, Franck Toledo, Geneviève Almouzni
In mammals, centromere definition involves the histone variant CENP-A (centromere protein A), deposited by its chaperone, HJURP (Holliday junction recognition protein). Alterations in this process impair chromosome segregation and genome stability, which are also compromised by p53 inactivation in cancer. Here we found that CENP-A and HJURP are transcriptionally up-regulated in p53-null human tumors. Using an established mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) model combining p53 inactivation with E1A or HRas-V12 oncogene expression, we reproduced a similar up-regulation of HJURP and CENP-A...
March 1, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321116/chromosome-biology-trimethylation-of-cenp-a-supports-mitotic-fidelity
#10
Paulina Strzyz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 21, 2017: Nature Reviews. Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296274/relevance-of-clinical-and-autoantibody-profiles-in-systemic-sclerosis-among-thais
#11
Chingching Foocharoen, Piyakarn Watcharenwong, Sittichai Netwijitpan, Ajanee Mahakkanukrauh, Siraphop Suwannaroj, Ratanavadee Nanagara
OBJECTIVE: Autoantibody profiles in systemic sclerosis (SSc) and their relative clinical association vary between studies. The rate for being anti-topoisomerase-I (ATA) positive and the association with diffuse cutaneous the SSc subset (dcSSc) is higher among Thais than among Caucasians. The objective was to evaluate the relevance of clinical presentation, namely being positive for one or more autoantibodies among Thai SSc patients. METHOD: A retrospective, cohort study was performed among SSc patients over 18 years of age at Srinagarind Hospital, Khon Kaen University, Thailand, during January 2006 to December 2013...
March 10, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286049/insulin-signaling-regulates-the-foxm1-plk1-cenp-a-pathway-to-promote-adaptive-pancreatic-%C3%AE-%C3%A2-cell-proliferation
#12
Jun Shirakawa, Megan Fernandez, Tomozumi Takatani, Abdelfattah El Ouaamari, Prapaporn Jungtrakoon, Erin R Okawa, Wei Zhang, Peng Yi, Alessandro Doria, Rohit N Kulkarni
Investigation of cell-cycle kinetics in mammalian pancreatic β cells has mostly focused on transition from the quiescent (G0) to G1 phase. Here, we report that centromere protein A (CENP-A), which is required for chromosome segregation during the M-phase, is necessary for adaptive β cell proliferation. Receptor-mediated insulin signaling promotes DNA-binding activity of FoxM1 to regulate expression of CENP-A and polo-like kinase-1 (PLK1) by modulating cyclin-dependent kinase-1/2. CENP-A deposition at the centromere is augmented by PLK1 to promote mitosis, while knocking down CENP-A limits β cell proliferation and survival...
April 4, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266506/%C3%AE-amino-trimethylation-of-cenp-a-by-nrmt-is-required-for-full-recruitment-of-the-centromere
#13
Kizhakke M Sathyan, Daniele Fachinetti, Daniel R Foltz
Centromeres are unique chromosomal domains that control chromosome segregation, and are epigenetically specified by the presence of the CENP-A containing nucleosomes. CENP-A governs centromere function by recruiting the constitutive centromere associated network (CCAN) complex. The features of the CENP-A nucleosome necessary to distinguish centromeric chromatin from general chromatin are not completely understood. Here we show that CENP-A undergoes α-amino trimethylation by the enzyme NRMT in vivo. We show that α-amino trimethylation of the CENP-A tail contributes to cell survival...
March 7, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265097/stepwise-unfolding-supports-a-subunit-model-for-vertebrate-kinetochores
#14
Giulia Vargiu, Alexandr A Makarov, James Allan, Tatsuo Fukagawa, Daniel G Booth, William C Earnshaw
During cell division, interactions between microtubules and chromosomes are mediated by the kinetochore, a proteinaceous structure located at the primary constriction of chromosomes. In addition to the centromere histone centromere protein A (CENP-A), 15 other members of the constitutive centromere associated network (CCAN) participate in the formation of a chromatin-associated scaffold that supports kinetochore structure. We performed a targeted screen analyzing unfolded centrochromatin from CENP-depleted chromosomes...
March 21, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259924/mutational-spectrum-of-cenp-b-box-and-%C3%AE-satellite-dna-on-chromosome-21-in-down-syndrome-children
#15
Qian Chen, Bin Tan, Jun-Lin He, Xue-Qing Liu, Xue-Mei Chen, Ru-Fei Gao, Jing Zhu, Ying-Xiong Wang, Hong-Bo Qi
The centromere is responsible for the correct inheritance of eukaryotic chromosomes during cell division. Centromere protein B (CENP‑B) and its 17 base pair binding site (CENP‑B box), which appears at regular intervals in centromeric α-satellite DNA (α-satDNA), are important for the assembly of the centromere components. Therefore, it is conceivable that CENP-B box mutations may induce errors in cell division. However, the association between the deoxynucleotide alterations of the CENP‑B box and the extra chromosome 21 (Chr21) present in patients with Down syndrome (DS) remains to be elucidated...
April 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235947/human-centromeric-cenp-a-chromatin-is-a-homotypic-octameric-nucleosome-at-all-cell-cycle-points
#16
Yael Nechemia-Arbely, Daniele Fachinetti, Karen H Miga, Nikolina Sekulic, Gautam V Soni, Dong Hyun Kim, Adeline K Wong, Ah Young Lee, Kristen Nguyen, Cees Dekker, Bing Ren, Ben E Black, Don W Cleveland
Chromatin assembled with centromere protein A (CENP-A) is the epigenetic mark of centromere identity. Using new reference models, we now identify sites of CENP-A and histone H3.1 binding within the megabase, α-satellite repeat-containing centromeres of 23 human chromosomes. The overwhelming majority (97%) of α-satellite DNA is found to be assembled with histone H3.1-containing nucleosomes with wrapped DNA termini. In both G1 and G2 cell cycle phases, the 2-4% of α-satellite assembled with CENP-A protects DNA lengths centered on 133 bp, consistent with octameric nucleosomes with DNA unwrapping at entry and exit...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220502/variations-on-a-nucleosome-theme-the-structural-basis-of-centromere-function
#17
Olga Moreno-Moreno, Mònica Torras-Llort, Fernando Azorín
The centromere is a specialized chromosomal structure that dictates kinetochore assembly and, thus, is essential for accurate chromosome segregation. Centromere identity is determined epigenetically by the presence of a centromere-specific histone H3 variant, CENP-A, that replaces canonical H3 in centromeric chromatin. Here, we discuss recent work by Roulland et al. that identifies structural elements of the nucleosome as essential determinants of centromere function. In particular, CENP-A nucleosomes have flexible DNA ends due to the short αN helix of CENP-A...
February 21, 2017: BioEssays: News and Reviews in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218637/mechanisms-of-chromosome-congression-during-mitosis
#18
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/28217959/anti-rnpc3-antibodies-as-a-marker-of-cancer-associated-scleroderma
#19
Ami A Shah, George Xu, Antony Rosen, Laura K Hummers, Fredrick M Wigley, Stephen J Elledge, Livia Casciola-Rosen
INTRODUCTION: Prior studies have demonstrated an increased risk of cancer-associated scleroderma in patients with RNA polymerase III (POL) autoantibodies and in patients negative for anti-centromere (CENP), anti-topoisomerase-1 (TOPO), and anti-POL antibodies (referred to as CENP/TOPO/POL (CTP)-Negative). In a recent study of 16 CTP-negative scleroderma patients with coincident cancer, we found that 25% had autoantibodies to RNPC3, a member of the minor spliceosome complex. In this investigation, we validated the relationship between anti-RNPC3 antibodies and cancer and examined the associated clinical phenotype in a large sample of scleroderma patients...
February 19, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186195/cenp-a-chromatin-disassembly-in-stressed-and-senescent-murine-cells
#20
Sabrine Hédouin, Giacomo Grillo, Ivana Ivkovic, Guillaume Velasco, Claire Francastel
Centromeres are chromosomal domains essential for genomic stability. We report here the remarkable transcriptional and epigenetic perturbations at murine centromeres in genotoxic stress conditions. A strong and selective transcriptional activation of centromeric repeats is detected within hours. This is followed by disorganization of centromeres with striking delocalization of nucleosomal CENP-A, the key determinant of centromere identity and function, in a mechanism requiring active transcription of centromeric repeats, the DNA Damage Response (DDR) effector ATM and chromatin remodelers/histone chaperones...
February 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
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