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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054961/cytoplasmic-transport-and-nuclear-import-of-plasmid-dna
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Haiqing Bai, Gillian M Schiralli Lester, Laura C Petishnok, David A Dean
Productive transfection and gene transfer requires not simply entry of DNA into cells and subsequent transcription from an appropriate promoter, but also a number of intracellular events that allow the DNA to move from the extracellular surface of the cell into and through the cytoplasm, and ultimately across the nuclear envelope and into the nucleus before any transcription can initiate. Immediately upon entry into the cytoplasm, naked DNA, either delivered through physical techniques or after disassembly of DNA-carrier complexes, associates with a large number of cellular proteins that mediate subsequent interactions with the microtubule network for movement towards the microtubule organizing center and the nuclear envelope...
October 20, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033133/natively-unfolded-fg-repeats-stabilize-the-structure-of-the-nuclear-pore-complex
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Evgeny Onischenko, Jeffrey H Tang, Kasper R Andersen, Kevin E Knockenhauer, Pascal Vallotton, Carina P Derrer, Annemarie Kralt, Christopher F Mugler, Leon Y Chan, Thomas U Schwartz, Karsten Weis
Nuclear pore complexes (NPCs) are ∼100 MDa transport channels assembled from multiple copies of ∼30 nucleoporins (Nups). One-third of these Nups contain phenylalanine-glycine (FG)-rich repeats, forming a diffusion barrier, which is selectively permeable for nuclear transport receptors that interact with these repeats. Here, we identify an additional function of FG repeats in the structure and biogenesis of the yeast NPC. We demonstrate that GLFG-containing FG repeats directly bind to multiple scaffold Nups in vitro and act as NPC-targeting determinants in vivo...
October 7, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024655/lost-in-transportation-nucleocytoplasmic-transport-defects-in-als-and-other-neurodegenerative-diseases
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Hong Joo Kim, J Paul Taylor
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neurodegenerative disease characterized by degeneration of upper and lower motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. The hallmark pathological feature in most cases of ALS is nuclear depletion and cytoplasmic accumulation of the protein TDP-43 in degenerating neurons. Consistent with this pattern of intracellular protein redistribution, impaired nucleocytoplasmic trafficking has emerged as a mechanism contributing to ALS pathology. Dysfunction in nucleocytoplasmic transport is also an emerging theme in physiological aging and other related neurodegenerative diseases, such as Huntington's and Alzheimer's diseases...
October 11, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974540/the-fission-yeast-nucleoporin-alm1-is-required-for-proteasomal-degradation-of-kinetochore-components
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Silvia Salas-Pino, Paola Gallardo, Ramón R Barrales, Sigurd Braun, Rafael R Daga
Kinetochores (KTs) are large multiprotein complexes that constitute the interface between centromeric chromatin and the mitotic spindle during chromosome segregation. In spite of their essential role, little is known about how centromeres and KTs are assembled and how their precise stoichiometry is regulated. In this study, we show that the nuclear pore basket component Alm1 is required to maintain both the proteasome and its anchor, Cut8, at the nuclear envelope, which in turn regulates proteostasis of certain inner KT components...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974036/protoparvovirus-knocking-at-the-nuclear-door
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REVIEW
Elina Mäntylä, Michael Kann, Maija Vihinen-Ranta
Protoparvoviruses target the nucleus due to their dependence on the cellular reproduction machinery during the replication and expression of their single-stranded DNA genome. In recent years, our understanding of the multistep process of the capsid nuclear import has improved, and led to the discovery of unique viral nuclear entry strategies. Preceded by endosomal transport, endosomal escape and microtubule-mediated movement to the vicinity of the nuclear envelope, the protoparvoviruses interact with the nuclear pore complexes...
October 2, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957131/3d-point-scanning-super-resolution-microscopy-via-polarization-modulation
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Cheng Zheng, Guangyuan Zhao, Cuifang Kuang, Xu Liu
We report a new approach to achieving super-resolution in point-scanning microscopy through polarization modulation for the first time, to the best of our knowledge. By modulating linearly polarized incident light, the emission extent of fluorescent dyes changes periodically, adding sparsity in each recording, which contributes to the super-resolution reconstruction. To recover the super-resolution result, a sparse penalty-based deconvolution method is implemented onto the polarization-modulated dataset subsequently...
October 1, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949296/investigating-molecular-crowding-within-nuclear-pores-using-polarization-palm
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Guo Fu, Li-Chun Tu, Anton Zilman, Siegfried M Musser
The key component of the nuclear pore complex (NPC) controlling permeability, selectivity, and the speed of nucleocytoplasmic transport is an assembly of natively unfolded polypeptides, which contain phenylalanine-glycine (FG) binding sites for nuclear transport receptors. The architecture and dynamics of the FG-network have been refractory to characterization due to the paucity of experimental methods able to probe the mobility and density of the FG-polypeptides and embedded macromolecules within intact NPCs...
September 26, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937637/adsorption-mechanisms-of-dodecylbenzene-sulfonic-acid-by-corn-straw-and-poplar-leaf-biochars
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Nan Zhao, Xixiang Yang, Jing Zhang, Ling Zhu, Yizhong Lv
Biochar is an eco-friendly, renewable, and cost-effective material that can be used as an adsorbent for the remediation of contaminated environments. In this paper, two types of biochar were prepared through corn straw and poplar leaf pyrolysis at 300 °C and 700 °C (C300, C700, P300, P700). Brunaer-Emmett-Teller N₂ surface area, scanning electron microscope, elemental analysis, and infrared spectra were used to characterize their structures. These biochars were then used as adsorbents for the adsorption of dodecylbenzene sulfonic acid (DBSA)...
September 22, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934593/big-lessons-from-little-yeast-budding-and-fission-yeast-centrosome-structure-duplication-and-function
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Ann M Cavanaugh, Sue L Jaspersen
Centrosomes are a functionally conserved feature of eukaryotic cells that play an important role in cell division. The conserved γ-tubulin complex organizes spindle and astral microtubules, which, in turn, separate replicated chromosomes accurately into daughter cells. Like DNA, centrosomes are duplicated once each cell cycle. Although in some cell types it is possible for cell division to occur in the absence of centrosomes, these divisions typically result in defects in chromosome number and stability. In singlecelled organisms such as fungi, centrosomes [known as spindle pole bodies (SPBs)] are essential for cell division...
September 15, 2017: Annual Review of Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934222/endogenous-rgs14-is-a-cytoplasmic-nuclear-shuttling-protein-that-localizes-to-juxtanuclear-membranes-and-chromatin-rich-regions-of-the-nucleus
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Mary Rose Branch, John R Hepler
Regulator of G protein signaling 14 (RGS14) is a multifunctional scaffolding protein that integrates G protein and H-Ras/MAPkinase signaling pathways to regulate synaptic plasticity important for hippocampal learning and memory. However, to date, little is known about the subcellular distribution and roles of endogenous RGS14 in a neuronal cell line. Most of what is known about RGS14 cellular behavior is based on studies of tagged, recombinant RGS14 ectopically overexpressed in unnatural host cells. Here, we report for the first time a comprehensive assessment of the subcellular distribution and dynamic localization of endogenous RGS14 in rat B35 neuroblastoma cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923777/an-improved-method-for-permeability-estimation-of-the-bioclastic-limestone-reservoir-based-on-nmr-data
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Xinmin Ge, Yiren Fan, Jianyu Liu, Li Zhang, Yujiao Han, Donghui Xing
Permeability is an important parameter in formation evaluation since it controls the fluid transportation of porous rocks. However, it is challengeable to compute the permeability of bioclastic limestone reservoirs by conventional methods linking petrophysical and geophysical data, due to the complex pore distributions. A new method is presented to estimate the permeability based on laboratory and downhole nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurements. We divide the pore space into four intervals by the inflection points between the pore radius and the transversal relaxation time...
October 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921961/three-dimensional-reconstruction-of-nuclear-envelope-architecture-using-dual-color-metal-induced-energy-transfer-imaging
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Anna M Chizhik, Daja Ruhlandt, Janine Pfaff, Narain Karedla, Alexey I Chizhik, Ingo Gregor, Ralph H Kehlenbach, Jörg Enderlein
The nuclear envelope, comprising the inner and the outer nuclear membrane, separates the nucleus from the cytoplasm and plays a key role in cellular functions. Nuclear pore complexes (NPCs), which are embedded in the nuclear envelope, control transport of macromolecules between the two compartments. Here, using dual-color metal-induced energy transfer (MIET), we determine the axial distance between Lap2β and Nup358 as markers for the inner nuclear membrane and the cytoplasmic side of the NPC, respectively...
September 20, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904389/high-wettability-of-liquid-caesium-iodine-with-solid-uranium-dioxide
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Ken Kurosaki, Masanori Suzuki, Masayoshi Uno, Hiroto Ishii, Masaya Kumagai, Keito Anada, Yukihiro Murakami, Yuji Ohishi, Hiroaki Muta, Toshihiro Tanaka, Shinsuke Yamanaka
In March 2011, the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident caused nuclear fuel to melt and the release of high-volatility fission products into the environment. Caesium and iodine caused environmental contamination and public exposure. Certain fission-product behaviours remain unclear. We found experimentally that liquid CsI disperses extremely favourably toward solid UO2, exhibiting a contact angle approaching zero. We further observed the presence of CsI several tens of micrometres below the surface of the solid UO2 sample, which would be caused by the infiltration of pores network by liquid CsI...
September 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901826/nuclear-networking
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Wei Xie, Brian Burke
Nuclear lamins are intermediate filament proteins that represent important structural components of metazoan nuclear envelopes (NEs). By combining proteomics and superresolution microscopy, we recently reported that both A- and B-type nuclear lamins form spatially distinct filament networks at the nuclear periphery of mouse fibroblasts. In particular, A-type lamins exhibit differential association with nuclear pore complexes (NPCs). Our studies reveal that the nuclear lamina network in mammalian somatic cells is less ordered and more complex than that of amphibian oocytes, the only other system in which the lamina has been visualized at high resolution...
July 4, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901644/the-truncated-nlr-protein-tir-nbs13-is-a-mos6-importin-%C3%AE-3-interaction-partner-and-required-for-plant-immunity
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Charlotte Roth, Daniel Lüdke, Melanie Klenke, Annalena Quathamer, Oliver Valerius, Gerhard H Braus, Marcel Wiermer
Importin-α proteins mediate the translocation of nuclear localization signal (NLS)-containing proteins from the cytoplasm into the nucleus through nuclear pore complexes (NPCs). Genetically, Arabidopsis IMPORTIN-α3/MOS6 (MODIFIER OF SNC1, 6) is required for basal plant immunity and constitutive disease resistance activated in the auto-immune mutant snc1 (suppressor of npr1-1, constitutive 1), suggesting that MOS6 plays a role in nuclear import of proteins involved in plant defense signaling. Here, we sought to identify and characterize defense-regulatory cargo proteins and interaction partners of MOS6...
September 13, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899926/peptides-mediating-dna-transport-on-microtubules-and-their-impact-on-non-viral-gene-transfer-efficiency
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Patrick Midoux, Lucie Pigeon, Cristine Gonçalves, Chantal Pichon
Synthetic vectors such as cationic polymers and cationic lipids remain attractive tools for non-viral gene transfer which is a complex process whose effectiveness relies on the ability to deliver a plasmid DNA (pDNA) into the nucleus of non-dividing cells. Once in the cytosol, the transport of pDNAs towards the nuclear envelop is strongly impaired by their very low cytosolic mobility due to their large size. To promote their movement towards the cell nucleus, few strategies have been implemented to exploit dynein, the microtubule's motor protein, for propagation of cytosolic pDNA along the microtubules (MTs) towards the cell nucleus...
September 12, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887410/a-coarse-grained-computational-model-of-the-nuclear-pore-complex-predicts-phe-gly-nucleoporin-dynamics
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Joan Pulupa, Manas Rachh, Michael D Tomasini, Joshua S Mincer, Sanford M Simon
The phenylalanine-glycine-repeat nucleoporins (FG-Nups), which occupy the lumen of the nuclear pore complex (NPC), are critical for transport between the nucleus and cytosol. Although NPCs differ in composition across species, they are largely conserved in organization and function. Transport through the pore is on the millisecond timescale. Here, to explore the dynamics of nucleoporins on this timescale, we use coarse-grained computational simulations. These simulations generate predictions that can be experimentally tested to distinguish between proposed mechanisms of transport...
September 8, 2017: Journal of General Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883432/quantitative-phosphoproteomic-analysis-reveals-key-mechanisms-of-cellular-proliferation-in-liver-cancer-cells
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Bo Zhu, Quanze He, Jingjing Xiang, Fang Qi, Hao Cai, Jun Mao, Chunhua Zhang, Qin Zhang, Haibo Li, Lu Lu, Ting Wang, Wenbo Yu
Understanding the mechanisms of uncontrolled proliferation in cancer cells provides valuable insights into tumor development and is benefit for discovering efficient methods in cancer treatment. In this study, we identified and quantified 2,057 phosphoproteins and 9,824 unique phosphosites in three liver cell lines with high (QGY, Hep3B) and low (L02) proliferative potentials and disclosed the wide variations in phosphorylation sites and levels among them. We found that the number of identified phosphoproteins and phosphosites in these cells were negatively correlated with their proliferative abilities...
September 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883038/yeast-silencing-factor-sir4-and-a-subset-of-nucleoporins-form-a-complex-distinct-from-nuclear-pore-complexes
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Diego L Lapetina, Christopher Ptak, Ulyss K Roesner, Richard W Wozniak
Interactions occurring at the nuclear envelope (NE)-chromatin interface influence both NE structure and chromatin organization. Insights into the functions of NE-chromatin interactions have come from the study of yeast subtelomeric chromatin and its association with the NE, including the identification of various proteins necessary for tethering subtelomeric chromatin to the NE and the silencing of resident genes. Here we show that four of these proteins-the silencing factor Sir4, NE-associated Esc1, the SUMO E3 ligase Siz2, and the nuclear pore complex (NPC) protein Nup170-physically and functionally interact with one another and a subset of NPC components (nucleoporins or Nups)...
October 2, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877029/impairments-in-age-dependent-ubiquitin-proteostasis-and-structural-integrity-of-selective-neurons-by-uncoupling-ran-gtpase-from-the-ran-binding-domain-3-of-ranbp2-and-identification-of-novel-mitochondrial-isoforms-of-ubiquitin-conjugating-enzyme-e2i-ubc9-and
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Hemangi Patil, Dosuk Yoon, Reshma Bhowmick, Yunfei Cai, Kyoung-In Cho, Paulo A Ferreira
The Ran-binding protein 2 (Ranbp2/Nup358) is a cytoplasmic and peripheral nucleoporin comprised of 4 Ran-GTP-binding domains (RBDs) that are interspersed among diverse structural domains with multifunctional activities. Our prior studies found that the RBD2 and RBD3 of Ranbp2 control mitochondrial motility independently of Ran-GTP-binding in cultured cells, whereas loss of Ran-GTP-binding to RBD2 and RBD3 are essential to support cone photoreceptor development and the survival of mature retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) in mice...
September 6, 2017: Small GTPases
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