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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213553/automated-cell-tracking-identifies-mechanically-oriented-cell-divisions-during-drosophila-axis-elongation
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Michael F Z Wang, Miranda Hunter, Gang Wang, Christopher McFaul, Christopher M Yip, Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzalez
Embryos extend their anterior-posterior (AP) axis in the conserved process of axis elongation. Drosophila axis elongation occurs in an epithelial monolayer, the germband, and is driven by cell intercalation, cell shape changes, and oriented cell divisions at the posterior germband. Anterior germband cells also divide during axis elongation. We developed image analysis and pattern recognition methods to track dividing cells from confocal microscopy movies in a generally-applicable approach. Mesectoderm cells, forming the ventral midline, divided parallel to the AP axis, while lateral cells displayed a uniform distribution of division orientations...
February 17, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205312/essential-roles-of-tbx3-in-embryonic-skin-development-during-epidermal-stratification
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Ryo Ichijo, Yui Iizuka, Hirokazu Kubo, Fumiko Toyoshima
Stepwise differentiation of epidermal cells is essential for development of stratified epithelium, but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Here, we show that Tbx3, a member of the T-box family of transcription factors, plays a pivotal role in this mechanism. Tbx3 is expressed in both basal and suprabasal cells in the interfollicular epidermis of mouse embryos. Epidermis-specific Tbx3 conditional knockout (cKO) embryos are small in size and display a thinner epidermis with an impaired barrier function...
February 16, 2017: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202734/proper-division-plane-orientation-and-mitotic-progression-together-allow-normal-growth-of-maize
#3
Pablo Martinez, Anding Luo, Anne Sylvester, Carolyn G Rasmussen
How growth, microtubule dynamics, and cell-cycle progression are coordinated is one of the unsolved mysteries of cell biology. A maize mutant, tangled1, with known defects in growth and proper division plane orientation, and a recently characterized cell-cycle delay identified by time-lapse imaging, was used to clarify the relationship between growth, cell cycle, and proper division plane orientation. The tangled1 mutant was fully rescued by introduction of cortical division site localized TANGLED1-YFP. A CYCLIN1B destruction box was fused to TANGLED1-YFP to generate a line that mostly rescued the division plane defect but still showed cell-cycle delays when expressed in the tangled1 mutant...
February 15, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202453/parenchymatous-cell-division-characterizes-the-fungal-cortex-of-some-common-foliose-lichens
#4
William B Sanders, Asunción de Los Ríos
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: Lichen-forming fungi produce diverse vegetative tissues, some closely resembling those of plants. Yet it has been repeatedly affirmed that none is a true parenchyma, in which cellular compartments are subdivided from all adjacent neighbors by cross walls adjoining older cross walls. METHODS: Using transmission electron microscopy (TEM), we tested this assumption by examining patterns of septum formation in the parenchyma-like cortex of three lichens of different phylogenetic affinities: Sticta canariensis, Leptogium cyanescens, and Endocarpon pusillum...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191668/inflammatory-demyelination-induces-ependymal-modifications-concomitant-to-activation-of-adult-svz-stem-cell-proliferation
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Fereshteh Pourabdolhossein, Sara Gil-Perotín, Paula Garcia-Belda, Aurelien Dauphin, Sabah Mozafari, Vanja Tepavcevic, Jose Manuel Garcia Verdugo, Anne Baron-Van Evercooren
Ependymal cells (E1/E2) and ciliated B1cells confer a unique pinwheel architecture to the ventricular surface of the subventricular zone (SVZ), and their cilia act as sensors to ventricular changes during development and aging. While several studies showed that forebrain demyelination reactivates the SVZ triggering proliferation, ectopic migration, and oligodendrogenesis for myelin repair, the potential role of ciliated cells in this process was not investigated. Using conventional and lateral wall whole mount preparation immunohistochemistry in addition to electron microscopy in a forebrain-targeted model of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (tEAE), we show an early decrease in numbers of pinwheels, B1 cells, and E2 cells...
February 13, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174250/direct-conversion-of-root-primordium-into-shoot-meristem-relies-on-timing-of-stem-cell-niche-development
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Olga Rosspopoff, Liudmila Chelysheva, Julie Saffar, Lena Lecorgne, Delphine Gey, Erwann Caillieux, Vincent Colot, François Roudier, Pierre Hilson, Richard Berthomé, Marco Da Costa, Philippe Rech
To understand how the identity of an organ can be switched, we studied the transformation of lateral root primordia (LRP) into shoot meristems in Arabidopsis root segments. In this system, the cytokinin-induced conversion does not involve the formation of callus-like structures. Detailed analysis showed that the conversion sequence starts with a mitotic pause and is concomitant with the differential expression of regulators of root and shoot development. The conversion requires the presence of apical stem cells and only LRP at stages VI or VII can be switched...
February 7, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167779/integrity-of-the-human-centromere-dna-repeats-is-protected-by-cenp-a-cenp-c-and-cenp-t
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Simona Giunta, Hironori Funabiki
Centromeres are highly specialized chromatin domains that enable chromosome segregation and orchestrate faithful cell division. Human centromeres are composed of tandem arrays of α-satellite DNA, which spans up to several megabases. Little is known about the mechanisms that maintain integrity of the long arrays of α-satellite DNA repeats. Here, we monitored centromeric repeat stability in human cells using chromosome-orientation fluorescent in situ hybridization (CO-FISH). This assay detected aberrant centromeric CO-FISH patterns consistent with sister chromatid exchange at the frequency of 5% in primary tissue culture cells, whereas higher levels were seen in several cancer cell lines and during replicative senescence...
February 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121291/the-invariant-cleavage-pattern-displayed-by-ascidian-embryos-depends-on-spindle-positioning-along-the-cell-s-longest-axis-in-the-apical-plane-and-relies-on-asynchronous-cell-divisions
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Rémi Dumollard, Nicolas Minc, Gregory Salez, Sameh Ben Aicha, Faisal Bekkouche, Celine Hebras, Lydia Besnardeau, Alex McDougall
The ascidian embryo is an ideal system to investigate how cell position is determined during embryogenesis. Using 3D timelapse imaging and computational methods we analyzed the planar cell divisions in ascidian early embryos and found that spindles in every cell tend to align at metaphase in the long length of the apical surface except in cells undergoing unequal cleavage. Furthermore, the invariant and conserved cleavage pattern of ascidian embryos was found to consist in alternate planar cell divisions between ectoderm and endomesoderm...
January 25, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119022/quantifying-the-relationship-between-cell-division-angle-and-morphogenesis-through-computational-modeling
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Emma Lejeune, Christian Linder
When biological cells divide, they divide on a given angle. It has been shown experimentally that the orientation of cell division angle for a single cell can be described by a probability density function. However, the way in which the probability density function underlying cell division orientation influences population or tissue scale morphogenesis is unknown. Here we show that a computational approach, with thousands of stochastic simulations modeling growth and division of a population of cells, can be used to investigate this unknown...
January 22, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095623/xenopus-as-a-model-for-studies-in-mechanical-stress-and-cell-division
#10
REVIEW
Georgina A Stooke-Vaughan, Lance A Davidson, Sarah Woolner
We exist in a physical world, and cells within biological tissues must respond appropriately to both environmental forces and forces generated within the tissue to ensure normal development and homeostasis. Cell division is required for normal tissue growth and maintenance, but both the direction and rate of cell division must be tightly controlled to avoid diseases of over-proliferation such as cancer. Recent studies have shown that mechanical cues can cause mitotic entry and orient the mitotic spindle, suggesting that physical force could play a role in patterning tissue growth...
January 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079247/dynamic-location-changes-of-bub1-phosphorylated-h2athr133-with-cenh3-nucleosome-in-maize-centromeric-regions
#11
Handong Su, Yalin Liu, Qianhua Dong, Chao Feng, Jing Zhang, Yang Liu, James A Birchler, Fangpu Han
The genomic stability of all organisms requires precise cell division with proper chromosome orientation. The Bub1-H2Aph-Sgo1 pathway and spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) components have been identified in yeast and mammals that are important for sister centromere orientation and chromosome segregation. However, their roles in plants are not clear. Maize meiotic mutants and minichromosomes were used to study the role of H2AThr133 phosphorylation and SAC components in sister centromere orientation and chromosome segregation...
January 12, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065316/single-molecule-measurements-to-study-polymerization-dynamics-of-ftsz-ftsa-copolymers
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N Baranova, M Loose
Bacterial cytokinesis is commonly initiated by the Z-ring, a dynamic cytoskeletal structure that assembles at the site of division. Its primary component is FtsZ, a tubulin-like GTPase, that like its eukaryotic relative forms protein filaments in the presence of GTP. Since the discovery of the Z-ring 25years ago, various models for the role of FtsZ have been suggested. However, important information about the architecture and dynamics of FtsZ filaments during cytokinesis is still missing. One reason for this lack of knowledge has been the small size of bacteria, which has made it difficult to resolve the orientation and dynamics of individual FtsZ filaments in the Z-ring...
2017: Methods in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059469/orientation-of-the-mitotic-spindle-in-the-development-of-tubular-organs
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Tao Zhong, Jun Zhou
Formation of organs that consist primarily or exclusively of tubes is essential for metazoan development. Increasing evidence suggests that the morphogenesis and homeostasis of these tubular organs depend on proper orientation of the mitotic spindle during cell division. Consequently, improper spindle orientation can perturb spatial arrangement of daughter cells, resulting in congenital malformations or dysfunctions of tubular organs. Over the past decade, the association of spindle misorientation with brain diseases and cancer has been extensively studied...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045117/cell-division-orientation-is-coupled-to-cell-cell-adhesion-by-the-e-cadherin-lgn-complex
#14
Martijn Gloerich, Julie M Bianchini, Kathleen A Siemers, Daniel J Cohen, W James Nelson
Both cell-cell adhesion and oriented cell division play prominent roles in establishing tissue architecture, but it is unclear how they might be coordinated. Here, we demonstrate that the cell-cell adhesion protein E-cadherin functions as an instructive cue for cell division orientation. This is mediated by the evolutionarily conserved LGN/NuMA complex, which regulates cortical attachments of astral spindle microtubules. We show that LGN, which adopts a three-dimensional structure similar to cadherin-bound catenins, binds directly to the E-cadherin cytosolic tail and thereby localizes at cell-cell adhesions...
January 3, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030539/local-cell-death-changes-the-orientation-of-cell-division-in-the-developing-drosophila-wing-imaginal-disc-without-using-fat-or-dachsous-as-orienting-signals
#15
Abhijit Kale, Gerard Rimesso, Nicholas E Baker
Drosophila imaginal disc cells exhibit preferred cell division orientations according to location within the disc. These orientations are altered if cell death occurs within the epithelium, such as is caused by cell competition or by genotypes affecting cell survival. Both normal cell division orientations, and their orientations after cell death, depend on the Fat-Dachsous pathway of planar cell polarity (PCP). The hypothesis that cell death initiates a planar polarity signal was investigated. When clones homozygous for the pineapple eye (pie) mutation were made to initiate cell death, neither Dachsous nor Fat was required in pie cells for the re-orientation of nearby cells, indicating a distinct signal for this PCP pathway...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996089/regulation-of-mitotic-spindle-orientation-during-epidermal-stratification
#16
REVIEW
Wei Xie, Jun Zhou
The epidermis is a stratified epithelium that serves as a barrier to infection from environmental pathogens and prevents water loss. Epidermal stratification is tightly controlled during embryogenesis. Progenitor cells in the developing epidermis undergo both symmetric and asymmetric cell divisions to balance the growth of the skin surface area against the generation of differentiated cell layers. Therefore, understanding the relationship between oriented divisions of progenitor cells and the development and stratification of the epidermis is of paramount importance in the field of skin biology and pathology...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975272/vertebrate-embryonic-cleavage-pattern-determination
#17
Andrew Hasley, Shawn Chavez, Michael Danilchik, Martin Wühr, Francisco Pelegri
The pattern of the earliest cell divisions in a vertebrate embryo lays the groundwork for later developmental events such as gastrulation, organogenesis, and overall body plan establishment. Understanding these early cleavage patterns and the mechanisms that create them is thus crucial for the study of vertebrate development. This chapter describes the early cleavage stages for species representing ray-finned fish, amphibians, birds, reptiles, mammals, and proto-vertebrate ascidians and summarizes current understanding of the mechanisms that govern these patterns...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965439/transcriptional-regulation-of-intermediate-progenitor-cell-generation-during-hippocampal-development
#18
Lachlan Harris, Oressia Zalucki, Ilan Gobius, Hannah McDonald, Jason Osinki, Tracey J Harvey, Alexandra Essebier, Diana Vidovic, Ivan Gladwyn-Ng, Thomas H Burne, Julian I Heng, Linda J Richards, Richard M Gronostajski, Michael Piper
During forebrain development, radial glia generate neurons through the production of intermediate progenitor cells (IPCs). The production of IPCs is a central tenet underlying the generation of the appropriate number of cortical neurons, but the transcriptional logic underpinning this process remains poorly defined. Here, we examined IPC production using mice lacking the transcription factor nuclear factor I/X (Nfix). We show that Nfix deficiency delays IPC production and prolongs the neurogenic window, resulting in an increased number of neurons in the postnatal forebrain...
December 15, 2016: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888194/a-set-of-simple-cell-processes-are-sufficient-to-model-spiral-cleavage
#19
Miguel Brun-Usan, Miquel Marín-Riera, Cristina Grande, Marta Truchado-Garcia, Isaac Salazar-Ciudad
During cleavage the zygote becomes partitioned into a set of cells with a particular spatial arrangement. Spiral cleavage is the most abundant cleavage type at the phylum level. Different cellular processes have been hypothesized to be responsible for the development of the specific spatial arrangement of blastomeres in the spiral blastula. These include the orientation of cell division according to an animal-vegetal gradient, according to cells' main axis (Hertwig's rule), according to the contact areas between cells or orthogonally to previous divisions (Sach's rule)...
November 25, 2016: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837282/the-chromosomal-basis-of-meiotic-acentrosomal-spindle-assembly-and-function-in-oocytes
#20
REVIEW
Sarah J Radford, Alexandra L Nguyen, Karen Schindler, Kim S McKim
Several aspects of meiosis are impacted by the absence of centrosomes in oocytes. Here, we review four aspects of meiosis I that are significantly affected by the absence of centrosomes in oocyte spindles. One, microtubules tend to assemble around the chromosomes. Two, the organization of these microtubules into a bipolar spindle is directed by the chromosomes. Three, chromosome bi-orientation and attachment to microtubules from the correct pole require modification of the mechanisms used in mitotic cells. Four, chromosome movement to the poles at anaphase cannot rely on polar anchoring of spindle microtubules by centrosomes...
November 11, 2016: Chromosoma
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