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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299177/pkm2-in-carcinogenesis-and-oncotherapy
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REVIEW
Xia He, Suya Du, Tiantian Lei, Xiang Li, Yilong Liu, Hailian Wang, Rongsheng Tong, Yi Wang
Tumor cell metabolism is characterized by abundant glucose consumption and aerobic glycolysis. And pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2) plays a decisive role in glycolysis, significantly contributing to the Warburg effect, tumor growth, angiogenesis, cell division, metastasis and apoptosis. To date, researchers have unraveled the potential of pyruvate kinase M2 as an antitumor target, which suggests a new orientation for oncotherapy. Herein, we focus on the role of pyruvate kinase M2 in tumor cell development and its function as a potential new therapeutic target for tumor treatment...
December 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297284/automated-classification-and-characterization-of-the-mitotic-spindle-following-knockdown-of-a-mitosis-related-protein
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Matloob Khushi, Imraan M Dean, Erdahl T Teber, Megan Chircop, Jonathan W Arthur, Neftali Flores-Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: Cell division (mitosis) results in the equal segregation of chromosomes between two daughter cells. The mitotic spindle plays a pivotal role in chromosome alignment and segregation during metaphase and anaphase. Structural or functional errors of this spindle can cause aneuploidy, a hallmark of many cancers. To investigate if a given protein associates with the mitotic spindle and regulates its assembly, stability, or function, fluorescence microscopy can be performed to determine if disruption of that protein induces phenotypes indicative of spindle dysfunction...
December 28, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276128/tension-induced-error-correction-and-not-kinetochore-attachment-status-activates-the-sac-in-an-aurora-b-c-dependent-manner-in-oocytes
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Antoine Vallot, Ioanna Leontiou, Damien Cladière, Warif El Yakoubi, Susanne Bolte, Eulalie Buffin, Katja Wassmann
Cell division with partitioning of the genetic material should take place only when paired chromosomes named bivalents (meiosis I) or sister chromatids (mitosis and meiosis II) are correctly attached to the bipolar spindle in a tension-generating manner. For this to happen, the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) checks whether unattached kinetochores are present, in which case anaphase onset is delayed to permit further establishment of attachments. Additionally, microtubules are stabilized when they are attached and under tension...
December 16, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241689/nuclear-movement-in-fungi
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REVIEW
Xin Xiang
Nuclear movement within a cell occurs in a variety of eukaryotic organisms including yeasts and filamentous fungi. Fungal molecular genetic studies identified the minus-end-directed microtubule motor cytoplasmic dynein as a critical protein for nuclear movement or orientation of the mitotic spindle contained in the nucleus. Studies in the budding yeast first indicated that dynein anchored at the cortex via its anchoring protein Num1 exerts pulling force on an astral microtubule to orient the anaphase spindle across the mother-daughter axis before nuclear division...
December 11, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238397/a-method-to-generate-the-surface-cell-layer-of-the-3d-virtual-shoot-apex-from-apical-initials
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Krzysztof Kucypera, Marcin Lipowczan, Anna Piekarska-Stachowiak, Jerzy Nakielski
Background: The development of cell pattern in the surface cell layer of the shoot apex can be investigated in vivo by use of a time-lapse confocal images, showing naked meristem in 3D in successive times. However, how this layer is originated from apical initials and develops as a result of growth and divisions of their descendants, remains unknown. This is an open area for computer modelling. A method to generate the surface cell layer is presented on the example of the 3D paraboloidal shoot apical dome...
2017: Plant Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234044/a-reduced-cell-based-phase-model-for-tissue-polarity-alignment-through-global-anisotropic-cues
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Kaori Sugimura, Hiroshi Kori
Ordered polarity alignment of cell populations plays vital roles in biology, such as in hair follicle alignment and asymmetric cell division. Although cell polarity is uniformly oriented along a tissue axis in many tissues, its mechanism is not well understood. In this paper, we propose a theoretical framework to understand the generic dynamical properties of polarity alignment in interacting cellular units, where each cell is described by a reaction-diffusion system, and the cells further interact with one another through the contacting surfaces between them...
December 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228898/the-asymmetric-cell-division-machinery-in-the-spiral-cleaving-egg-and-embryo-of-the-marine-annelid-platynereis-dumerilii
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Aron B Nakama, Hsien-Chao Chou, Stephan Q Schneider
BACKGROUND: Over one third of all animal phyla utilize a mode of early embryogenesis called 'spiral cleavage' to divide the fertilized egg into embryonic cells with different cell fates. This mode is characterized by a series of invariant, stereotypic, asymmetric cell divisions (ACDs) that generates cells of different size and defined position within the early embryo. Astonishingly, very little is known about the underlying molecular machinery to orchestrate these ACDs in spiral-cleaving embryos...
December 11, 2017: BMC Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222185/p37-ubxn2b-regulates-spindle-orientation-by-limiting-cortical-numa-recruitment-via-pp1-repo-man
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Byung Ho Lee, Francoise Schwager, Patrick Meraldi, Monica Gotta
Spindle orientation determines the axis of division and is crucial for cell fate, tissue morphogenesis, and the development of an organism. In animal cells, spindle orientation is regulated by the conserved Gαi-LGN-NuMA complex, which targets the force generator dynein-dynactin to the cortex. In this study, we show that p37/UBXN2B, a cofactor of the p97 AAA ATPase, regulates spindle orientation in mammalian cells by limiting the levels of cortical NuMA. p37 controls cortical NuMA levels via the phosphatase PP1 and its regulatory subunit Repo-Man, but it acts independently of Gαi, the kinase Aurora A, and the phosphatase PP2A...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212441/evolution-of-cytokinesis-related-protein-localization-during-the-emergence-of-multicellularity-in-volvocine-green-algae
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Yoko Arakaki, Takayuki Fujiwara, Hiroko Kawai-Toyooka, Kaoru Kawafune, Jonathan Featherston, Pierre M Durand, Shin-Ya Miyagishima, Hisayoshi Nozaki
BACKGROUND: The volvocine lineage, containing unicellular Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and differentiated multicellular Volvox carteri, is a powerful model for comparative studies aiming at understanding emergence of multicellularity. Tetrabaena socialis is the simplest multicellular volvocine alga and belongs to the family Tetrabaenaceae that is sister to more complex multicellular volvocine families, Goniaceae and Volvocaceae. Thus, T. socialis is a key species to elucidate the initial steps in the evolution of multicellularity...
December 6, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209346/katanin-a-sword-cutting-microtubules-for-cellular-developmental-and-physiological-purposes
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REVIEW
Ivan Luptovčiak, George Komis, Tomáš Takáč, Miroslav Ovečka, Jozef Šamaj
KATANIN is a well-studied microtubule severing protein affecting microtubule organization and dynamic properties in higher plants. By regulating mitotic and cytokinetic and cortical microtubule arrays it is involved in the progression of cell division and cell division plane orientation. KATANIN is also involved in cell elongation and morphogenesis during plant growth. In this way KATANIN plays critical roles in diverse plant developmental processes including the development of pollen, embryo, seed, meristem, root, hypocotyl, cotyledon, leaf, shoot, and silique...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186307/ultrastructure-and-development-of-non-contiguous-stomatal-clusters-and-helicocytic-patterning-in-begonia
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Paula J Rudall, Adele C M Julier, Catherine A Kidner
Background and Aims: Helicocytic stomata are characterized by an inward spiral of mesogenous cells surrounding a central stomatal pore. They represent a relatively rare feature that occurs in some drought-tolerant angiosperm species. In some Begonia species with thick leaves, the stomata are not only helicocytic but also clustered into groups that are spaced apart by at least one cell. This paper presents a detailed ontogenetic study of this characteristic non-contiguous stomatal patterning in a developmental and phylogenetic context...
November 23, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185419/activation-of-discs-large-by-apkc-aligns-the-mitotic-spindle-to-the-polarity-axis-during-asymmetric-cell-division
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Ognjen Golub, Brett Wee, Rhonda A Newman, Nicole M Paterson, Kenneth E Prehoda
Asymmetric division generates cellular diversity by producing daughter cells with different fates. In animals, the mitotic spindle aligns with Par complex polarized fate determinants, ensuring that fate determinant cortical domains are bisected by the cleavage furrow. Here, we investigate the mechanisms that couple spindle orientation to polarity during asymmetric cell division of Drosophila neuroblasts. We find that the tumor suppressor Discs large (Dlg) links the Par complex component atypical Protein Kinase C (aPKC) to the essential spindle orientation factor GukHolder (GukH)...
November 29, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183946/an-asymmetric-attraction-model-for-the-diversity-and-robustness-of-cell-arrangement-in-nematodes
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Kazunori Yamamoto, Akatsuki Kimura
During early embryogenesis in animals, cells are arranged into a species-specific pattern in a robust manner. Diverse cell arrangement patterns are observed, even among close relatives. In the present study, we evaluated the mechanisms by which the diversity and robustness of cell arrangements are achieved in developing embryos. We successfully reproduced various patterns of cell arrangements observed in various nematode species in Caenorhabditis elegans embryos by altering the eggshell shapes. The findings suggest that the observed diversity of cell arrangements can be explained by differences in the eggshell shape...
December 1, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162697/eb1-binding-myomegalin-protein-complex-promotes-centrosomal-microtubules-functions
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Habib Bouguenina, Danièle Salaun, Aurélie Mangon, Leslie Muller, Emilie Baudelet, Luc Camoin, Taro Tachibana, Sarah Cianférani, Stéphane Audebert, Pascal Verdier-Pinard, Ali Badache
Control of microtubule dynamics underlies several fundamental processes such as cell polarity, cell division, and cell motility. To gain insights into the mechanisms that control microtubule dynamics during cell motility, we investigated the interactome of the microtubule plus-end-binding protein end-binding 1 (EB1). Via molecular mapping and cross-linking mass spectrometry we identified and characterized a large complex associating a specific isoform of myomegalin termed "SMYLE" (for short myomegalin-like EB1 binding protein), the PKA scaffolding protein AKAP9, and the pericentrosomal protein CDK5RAP2...
November 21, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153703/establishing-and-transducing-cell-polarity-common-themes-and-variations
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REVIEW
Daniel St Johnston
All cells in vivo have a primary axis of polarity that controls many aspects of their behaviour, such as the direction of protein secretion and signalling, the orientation of cell division and directed cell movement and morphogenesis. Cell polarise in response to extracellular cues or intracellular landmarks that initiate a signal transduction process that establishes complementary cortical domains of conserved polarity factors. These cortical domains then transmit this polarity to the rest of the cell by regulating the organisation of the cytoskeleton and membrane trafficking systems...
November 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149327/focused-time-lapse-analysis-reveals-novel-aspects-of-human-fertilization-and-suggests-new-parameters-of-embryo-viability
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G Coticchio, M Mignini Renzini, P V Novara, M Lain, E De Ponti, D Turchi, R Fadini, M Dal Canto
STUDY QUESTION: Can focused application of time-lapse microscopy (TLM) lead to a more detailed map of the morphokinetics of human fertilization, revealing novel or neglected aspects of this process? SUMMARY ANSWER: Intensive harnessing of TLM reveals novel or previously poorly characterised phenomena of fertilization, such as a cytoplasmic wave (CW) preceding pronuclear formation and kinetics of pronuclear chromatin polarization, thereby suggesting novel non-invasive biomarkers of embryo quality...
January 1, 2018: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146775/synthetic-tangled1-auxin-induced-in-roots9-mutant-phenotype-used-to-assess-tangled1-function
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Ricardo Mir, Victoria H Morris, Henrik Buschmann, Carolyn Rasmussen
TANGLED1 (TAN1) and AUXIN-INDUCED-IN-ROOTS 9 (AIR9) are microtubule binding proteins with cortical division site localization in plants. Their function in Arabidopsis thaliana remained unclear because neither tan1 nor air9 single mutants have a strong phenotype. We show that tan1 air9 double mutants have a synergistic phenotype consisting of short, twisted roots that are hypersenstive to a microtubule depolymerizing drug. The tan1 air9 double mutants have significant defects in division plane orientation due to failures in placing the new cell wall at the correct division site...
November 16, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107549/myosin-2-induced-mitotic-rounding-enables-columnar-epithelial-cells-to-interpret-cortical-spindle-positioning-cues
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Soline Chanet, Rishabh Sharan, Zia Khan, Adam C Martin
During epithelial cell proliferation, planar alignment of the mitotic spindle allows the daughter cells to stay within the epithelium. Previous work has identified cortical cues that regulate spindle orientation and the division axis [1, 2]. One such cue is cortical Pins (LGN in vertebrates) [3-6], which recruits the conserved Mud/NuMA protein and the dynein/dynactin complex to the cortex. The dynein/dynactin motor complex pulls astral microtubules to orient the spindle. Cortical Pins can therefore dictate the division axis...
November 6, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097729/akap350-recruits-eb1-to-the-spindle-poles-ensuring-proper-spindle-orientation-and-lumen-formation-in-3d-epithelial-cell-cultures
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Evangelina Almada, Facundo M Tonucci, Florencia Hidalgo, Anabela Ferretti, Solange Ibarra, Alejandro Pariani, Rodrigo Vena, Cristián Favre, Javier Girardini, Arlinet Kierbel, M Cecilia Larocca
The organization of epithelial cells to form hollow organs with a single lumen requires the accurate three-dimensional arrangement of cell divisions. Mitotic spindle orientation is defined by signaling pathways that provide molecular links between specific spots at the cell cortex and astral microtubules, which have not been fully elucidated. AKAP350 is a centrosomal/Golgi scaffold protein, implicated in the regulation of microtubule dynamics. Using 3D epithelial cell cultures, we found that cells with decreased AKAP350 expression (AKAP350KD) formed polarized cysts with abnormal lumen morphology...
November 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074622/replication-origin-flanking-roadblocks-reveal-origin-licensing-dynamics-and-altered-sequence-dependence
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Megan D Warner, Ishara F Azmi, Yanding Zhao, Sukhyun Kang, Stephen P Bell
In eukaryotes, DNA replication initiates from multiple origins of replication for timely genome duplication. These sites are selected by origin licensing, during which the core enzyme of the eukaryotic DNA replicative helicase, the Mcm2-7 (minichromosome maintenance) complex, is loaded at each origin. This origin licensing requires loading two Mcm2-7 helicases around origin DNA in a head-to-head orientation. Current models suggest that the origin recognition complex (ORC) and cell-division cycle 6 (Cdc6) proteins recognize and encircle origin DNA and assemble an Mcm2-7 double hexamer around adjacent double-stranded DNA...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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