Actomyosin: A protein complex of actin and MYOSINS occurring in muscle. It is the essential contractile substance of muscle.Myosins: A diverse superfamily of proteins that function as translocating proteins. They share the common characteristics of being able to bind ACTINS and hydrolyze MgATP. Myosins generally consist of heavy chains which are involved in locomotion, and light chains which are involved in regulation. Within the structure of myosin heavy chain are three domains: the head, the neck and the tail. The head region of the heavy chain contains the actin binding domain and MgATPase domain which provides energy for locomotion. The neck region is involved in binding the light-chains. The tail region provides the anchoring point that maintains the position of the heavy chain. The superfamily of myosins is organized into structural classes based upon the type and arrangement of the subunits they contain.Myosin Type II: The subfamily of myosin proteins that are commonly found in muscle fibers. Myosin II is also involved a diverse array of cellular functions including cell division, transport within the GOLGI APPARATUS, and maintaining MICROVILLI structure.Actins: Filamentous proteins that are the main constituent of the thin filaments of muscle fibers. The filaments (known also as filamentous or F-actin) can be dissociated into their globular subunits; each subunit is composed of a single polypeptide 375 amino acids long. This is known as globular or G-actin. In conjunction with MYOSINS, actin is responsible for the contraction and relaxation of muscle.Myosin Subfragments: Parts of the myosin molecule resulting from cleavage by proteolytic enzymes (PAPAIN; TRYPSIN; or CHYMOTRYPSIN) at well-localized regions. Study of these isolated fragments helps to delineate the functional roles of different parts of myosin. Two of the most common subfragments are myosin S-1 and myosin S-2. S-1 contains the heads of the heavy chains plus the light chains and S-2 contains part of the double-stranded, alpha-helical, heavy chain tail (myosin rod).Tropomyosin: A protein found in the thin filaments of muscle fibers. It inhibits contraction of the muscle unless its position is modified by TROPONIN.Cytokinesis: The process by which the CYTOPLASM of a cell is divided.Adenosine Triphosphatases: A group of enzymes which catalyze the hydrolysis of ATP. The hydrolysis reaction is usually coupled with another function such as transporting Ca(2+) across a membrane. These enzymes may be dependent on Ca(2+), Mg(2+), anions, H+, or DNA.Ca(2+) Mg(2+)-ATPaseTroponin: One of the minor protein components of skeletal muscle. Its function is to serve as the calcium-binding component in the troponin-tropomyosin B-actin-myosin complex by conferring calcium sensitivity to the cross-linked actin and myosin filaments.Rabbits: The species Oryctolagus cuniculus, in the family Leporidae, order LAGOMORPHA. Rabbits are born in burrows, furless, and with eyes and ears closed. In contrast with HARES, rabbits have 22 chromosome pairs.Heterocyclic Compounds with 4 or More Rings: A class of organic compounds containing four or more ring structures, one of which is made up of more than one kind of atom, usually carbon plus another atom. The heterocycle may be either aromatic or nonaromatic.Actin Cytoskeleton: Fibers composed of MICROFILAMENT PROTEINS, which are predominately ACTIN. They are the smallest of the cytoskeletal filaments.Nonmuscle Myosin Type IIA: A nonmuscle isoform of myosin type II found predominantly in platelets, lymphocytes, neutrophils and brush border enterocytes.Myofibrils: The long cylindrical contractile organelles of STRIATED MUSCLE cells composed of ACTIN FILAMENTS; MYOSIN filaments; and other proteins organized in arrays of repeating units called SARCOMERES .Cytoskeleton: The network of filaments, tubules, and interconnecting filamentous bridges which give shape, structure, and organization to the cytoplasm.Muscles: Contractile tissue that produces movement in animals.Calmodulin-Binding Proteins: Proteins which bind calmodulin. They are found in many tissues and have a variety of functions including F-actin cross-linking properties, inhibition of cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase and calcium and magnesium ATPases.Muscle Contraction: A process leading to shortening and/or development of tension in muscle tissue. Muscle contraction occurs by a sliding filament mechanism whereby actin filaments slide inward among the myosin filaments.GizzardMyosin Light Chains: The smaller subunits of MYOSINS that bind near the head groups of MYOSIN HEAVY CHAINS. The myosin light chains have a molecular weight of about 20 KDa and there are usually one essential and one regulatory pair of light chains associated with each heavy chain. Many myosin light chains that bind calcium are considered "calmodulin-like" proteins.Cell Shape: The quality of surface form or outline of CELLS.Adenosine Triphosphate: An adenine nucleotide containing three phosphate groups esterified to the sugar moiety. In addition to its crucial roles in metabolism adenosine triphosphate is a neurotransmitter.Muscle Proteins: The protein constituents of muscle, the major ones being ACTINS and MYOSINS. More than a dozen accessory proteins exist including TROPONIN; TROPOMYOSIN; and DYSTROPHIN.Ethenoadenosine Triphosphate: 1,N-6-Ethenoadenosine triphosphate. A fluorescent analog of adenosine triphosphate.Adenosine Diphosphate: Adenosine 5'-(trihydrogen diphosphate). An adenine nucleotide containing two phosphate groups esterified to the sugar moiety at the 5'-position.Molecular Motor Proteins: Proteins that are involved in or cause CELL MOVEMENT such as the rotary structures (flagellar motor) or the structures whose movement is directed along cytoskeletal filaments (MYOSIN; KINESIN; and DYNEIN motor families).Chemical Precipitation: The formation of a solid in a solution as a result of a chemical reaction or the aggregation of soluble substances into complexes large enough to fall out of solution.Chickens: Common name for the species Gallus gallus, the domestic fowl, in the family Phasianidae, order GALLIFORMES. It is descended from the red jungle fowl of SOUTHEAST ASIA.Myosin Heavy Chains: The larger subunits of MYOSINS. The heavy chains have a molecular weight of about 230 kDa and each heavy chain is usually associated with a dissimilar pair of MYOSIN LIGHT CHAINS. The heavy chains possess actin-binding and ATPase activity.Stress Fibers: Bundles of actin filaments (ACTIN CYTOSKELETON) and myosin-II that span across the cell attaching to the cell membrane at FOCAL ADHESIONS and to the network of INTERMEDIATE FILAMENTS that surrounds the nucleus.Calcium: A basic element found in nearly all organized tissues. It is a member of the alkaline earth family of metals with the atomic symbol Ca, atomic number 20, and atomic weight 40. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body and combines with phosphorus to form calcium phosphate in the bones and teeth. It is essential for the normal functioning of nerves and muscles and plays a role in blood coagulation (as factor IV) and in many enzymatic processes.Cytoplasmic Streaming: The movement of CYTOPLASM within a CELL. It serves as an internal transport system for moving essential substances throughout the cell, and in single-celled organisms, such as the AMOEBA, it is responsible for the movement (CELL MOVEMENT) of the entire cell.rho-Associated Kinases: A group of intracellular-signaling serine threonine kinases that bind to RHO GTP-BINDING PROTEINS. They were originally found to mediate the effects of rhoA GTP-BINDING PROTEIN on the formation of STRESS FIBERS and FOCAL ADHESIONS. Rho-associated kinases have specificity for a variety of substrates including MYOSIN-LIGHT-CHAIN PHOSPHATASE and LIM KINASES.Kinetics: The rate dynamics in chemical or physical systems.Schizosaccharomyces: A genus of ascomycetous fungi of the family Schizosaccharomycetaceae, order Schizosaccharomycetales.Schizosaccharomyces pombe Proteins: Proteins obtained from the species Schizosaccharomyces pombe. The function of specific proteins from this organism are the subject of intense scientific interest and have been used to derive basic understanding of the functioning similar proteins in higher eukaryotes.Phalloidine: Very toxic polypeptide isolated mainly from AMANITA phalloides (Agaricaceae) or death cup; causes fatal liver, kidney and CNS damage in mushroom poisoning; used in the study of liver damage.Troponin I: One of the three polypeptide chains that make up the TROPONIN complex. It inhibits F-actin-myosin interactions.Nonmuscle Myosin Type IIB: A nonmuscle isoform of myosin type II found predominantly in neuronal tissue.Microfilament Proteins: Monomeric subunits of primarily globular ACTIN and found in the cytoplasmic matrix of almost all cells. They are often associated with microtubules and may play a role in cytoskeletal function and/or mediate movement of the cell or the organelles within the cell.Cell Polarity: Orientation of intracellular structures especially with respect to the apical and basolateral domains of the plasma membrane. Polarized cells must direct proteins from the Golgi apparatus to the appropriate domain since tight junctions prevent proteins from diffusing between the two domains.Troponin C: One of the three polypeptide chains that make up the TROPONIN complex of skeletal muscle. It is a calcium-binding protein.Muscle, Smooth: Unstriated and unstriped muscle, one of the muscles of the internal organs, blood vessels, hair follicles, etc. Contractile elements are elongated, usually spindle-shaped cells with centrally located nuclei. Smooth muscle fibers are bound together into sheets or bundles by reticular fibers and frequently elastic nets are also abundant. (From Stedman, 25th ed)Myosin-Light-Chain Kinase: An enzyme that phosphorylates myosin light chains in the presence of ATP to yield myosin-light chain phosphate and ADP, and requires calcium and CALMODULIN. The 20-kDa light chain is phosphorylated more rapidly than any other acceptor, but light chains from other myosins and myosin itself can act as acceptors. The enzyme plays a central role in the regulation of smooth muscle contraction.Contractile Proteins: Proteins which participate in contractile processes. They include MUSCLE PROTEINS as well as those found in other cells and tissues. In the latter, these proteins participate in localized contractile events in the cytoplasm, in motile activity, and in cell aggregation phenomena.Time-Lapse Imaging: Recording serial images of a process at regular intervals spaced out over a longer period of time than the time in which the recordings will be played back.Gastrulation: A process of complicated morphogenetic cell movements that reorganizes a bilayer embryo into one with three GERM LAYERS and specific orientation (dorsal/ventral; anterior/posterior). Gastrulation describes the germ layer development of a non-mammalian BLASTULA or that of a mammalian BLASTOCYST.Protein Binding: The process in which substances, either endogenous or exogenous, bind to proteins, peptides, enzymes, protein precursors, or allied compounds. Specific protein-binding measures are often used as assays in diagnostic assessments.Muscle, Skeletal: A subtype of striated muscle, attached by TENDONS to the SKELETON. Skeletal muscles are innervated and their movement can be consciously controlled. They are also called voluntary muscles.Psoas Muscles: A powerful flexor of the thigh at the hip joint (psoas major) and a weak flexor of the trunk and lumbar spinal column (psoas minor). Psoas is derived from the Greek "psoa", the plural meaning "muscles of the loin". It is a common site of infection manifesting as abscess (PSOAS ABSCESS). The psoas muscles and their fibers are also used frequently in experiments in muscle physiology.Models, Biological: Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of biological processes or diseases. For disease models in living animals, DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL is available. Biological models include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.Diacetyl: Carrier of aroma of butter, vinegar, coffee, and other foods.Myosin Type V: A subclass of myosin involved in organelle transport and membrane targeting. It is abundantly found in nervous tissue and neurosecretory cells. The heavy chains of myosin V contain unusually long neck domains that are believed to aid in translocating molecules over large distances.Physarum: A genus of protozoa, formerly also considered a fungus. Characteristics include the presence of violet to brown spores.Isometric Contraction: Muscular contractions characterized by increase in tension without change in length.

Evidence for F-actin-dependent and -independent mechanisms involved in assembly and stability of the medial actomyosin ring in fission yeast. (1/982)

Cell division in a number of eukaryotes, including the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe, is achieved through a medially placed actomyosin-based contractile ring. Although several components of the actomyosin ring have been identified, the mechanisms regulating ring assembly are still not understood. Here, we show by biochemical and mutational studies that the S.pombe actomyosin ring component Cdc4p is a light chain associated with Myo2p, a myosin II heavy chain. Localization of Myo2p to the medial ring depended on Cdc4p function, whereas localization of Cdc4p at the division site was independent of Myo2p. Interestingly, the actin-binding and motor domains of Myo2p are not required for its accumulation at the division site although the motor activity of Myo2p is essential for assembly of a normal actomyosin ring. The initial assembly of Myo2p and Cdc4p at the division site requires a functional F-actin cytoskeleton. Once established, however, F-actin is not required for the maintenance of Cdc4p and Myo2p medial rings, suggesting that the attachment of Cdc4p and Myo2p to the division site involves proteins other than actin itself.  (+info)

Calculation of a Gap restoration in the membrane skeleton of the red blood cell: possible role for myosin II in local repair. (2/982)

Human red blood cells contain all of the elements involved in the formation of nonmuscle actomyosin II complexes (V. M. Fowler. 1986. J. Cell. Biochem. 31:1-9; 1996. Curr. Opin. Cell Biol. 8:86-96). No clear function has yet been attributed to these complexes. Using a mathematical model for the structure of the red blood cell spectrin skeleton (M. J. Saxton. 1992. J. Theor. Biol. 155:517-536), we have explored a possible role for myosin II bipolar minifilaments in the restoration of the membrane skeleton, which may be locally damaged by major mechanical or chemical stress. We propose that the establishment of stable links between distant antiparallel actin protofilaments after a local myosin II activation may initiate the repair of the disrupted area. We show that it is possible to define conditions in which the calculated number of myosin II minifilaments bound to actin protofilaments is consistent with the estimated number of myosin II minifilaments present in the red blood cells. A clear restoration effect can be observed when more than 50% of the spectrin polymers of a defined area are disrupted. It corresponds to a significant increase in the spectrin density in the protein free region of the membrane. This may be involved in a more complex repair process of the red blood cell membrane, which includes the vesiculation of the bilayer and the compaction of the disassembled spectrin network.  (+info)

Ca2+ and cross-bridge-induced changes in troponin C in skinned skeletal muscle fibers: effects of force inhibition. (3/982)

Changes in skeletal troponin C (sTnC) structure during thin filament activation by Ca2+ and strongly bound cross-bridge states were monitored by measuring the linear dichroism of the 5' isomer of iodoacetamidotetramethylrhodamine (5'IATR), attached to Cys98 (sTnC-5'ATR), in sTnC-5'ATR reconstituted single skinned fibers from rabbit psoas muscle. To isolate the effects of Ca2+ and cross-bridge binding on sTnC structure, maximum Ca2+-activated force was inhibited with 0.5 mM AlF4- or with 30 mM 2,3 butanedione-monoxime (BDM) during measurements of the Ca2+ dependence of force and dichroism. Dichroism was 0.08 +/- 0.01 (+/- SEM, n = 9) in relaxing solution (pCa 9.2) and decreased to 0.004 +/- 0.002 (+/- SEM, n = 9) at pCa 4.0. Force and dichroism had similar Ca2+ sensitivities. Force inhibition with BDM caused no change in the amplitude and Ca2+ sensitivity of dichroism. Similarly, inhibition of force at pCa 4.0 with 0.5 mM AlF4- decreased force to 0.04 +/- 0.01 of maximum (+/- SEM, n = 3), and dichroism was 0.04 +/- 0.03 (+/- SEM, n = 3) of the value at pCa 9.2 and unchanged relative to the corresponding normalized value at pCa 4.0 (0.11 +/- 0.05, +/- SEM; n = 3). Inhibition of force with AlF4- also had no effect when sTnC structure was monitored by labeling with either 5-dimethylamino-1-napthalenylsulfonylaziridine (DANZ) or 4-(N-(iodoacetoxy)ethyl-N-methyl)amino-7-nitrobenz-2-oxa-1,3-diazole (NBD). Increasing sarcomere length from 2.5 to 3.6 microm caused force (pCa 4.0) to decrease, but had no effect on dichroism. In contrast, rigor cross-bridge attachment caused dichroism at pCa 9.2 to decrease to 0.56 +/- 0.03 (+/- SEM, n = 5) of the value at pCa 9. 2, and force was 0.51 +/- 0.04 (+/- SEM, n = 6) of pCa 4.0 control. At pCa 4.0 in rigor, dichroism decreased further to 0.19 +/- 0.03 (+/- SEM, n = 6), slightly above the pCa 4.0 control level; force was 0.66 +/- 0.04 of pCa 4.0 control. These results indicate that cross-bridge binding in the rigor state alters sTnC structure, whereas cycling cross-bridges have little influence at either submaximum or maximum activating [Ca2+].  (+info)

Rational analyses of organelle trajectories in tobacco pollen tubes reveal characteristics of the actomyosin cytoskeleton. (4/982)

To gain insight into the characteristics of organelle movement and the underlying actomyosin motility system in tobacco pollen tubes, we collected data points representing sequential organelle positions in control and cytochalasin-treated cells, and in a sample of extruded cytoplasm. These data were utilized to reconstruct approximately 900 tracks, representing individual organelle movements, and to produce a quantitative analysis of the movement properties, supported by statistical tests. Each reconstructed track appeared to be unique and to show irregularities in velocity and direction of movement. The regularity quotient was near 2 at the tip and above 3 elsewhere in the cell, indicating that movement is more vectorial in the tube area. Similarly, the progressiveness ratio showed that there were relatively more straight trajectories in the tube region than at the tip. Consistent with these data, arithmetical dissection revealed a high degree of randomlike movement in the apex, lanes with tip-directed movement along the flanks, and grain-directed movement in the center of the tube. Intercalated lanes with bidirectional movement had lower organelle velocity, suggesting that steric hindrance plays a role. The results from the movement analysis indicate that the axial arrangement of the actin filaments and performance of the actomyosin system increases from tip to base, and that the opposite polarity of the actin filaments in the peripheral (+-ends of acting filaments toward the tip) versus the central cytoplasm (+-ends of actin filaments toward to the grain) is installed within a few minutes in these tip-growing cells.  (+info)

Alterations of cross-bridge kinetics in human atrial and ventricular myocardium. (5/982)

CONDENSED ABSTRACT: We analyzed actomyosin cross-bridge kinetics in human atrial and ventricular muscle strip preparations by using sinusoidal length changes from 0.1 to 60 Hz. The minimum stiffness frequency was higher in atrial than in ventricular human myocardium and lower in failing than in non-failing left ventricular human myocardium. beta-Adrenergic stimulation increased the minimum stiffness frequency by 18 +/- 3% (p < 0.05). Cross-bridge kinetics are temperature-dependent, with a Q10 of at least 2.7. BACKGROUND: Dynamic stiffness measurements have revealed acute and chronic alterations of actomyosin cross-bridge kinetics in cardiac muscles of a variety of different animal species. We studied dynamic stiffness in right atrial and left ventricular preparations of non-failing and failing human hearts and tested the influence of the temperature and beta-adrenergic stimulation on cross-bridge kinetics. METHODS AND RESULTS: Muscle strips were prepared from right atria and left ventricles from human non-failing and failing hearts. After withdrawal of calcium, steady contracture tension was induced by the addition of 1.5 mM barium chloride. Sinusoidal length oscillations of 1% muscle length were applied, with a frequency spectrum of between 0.1 and 60 Hz. Dynamic stiffness was calculated from the length change and the corresponding force response amplitude. The specific minimum stiffness frequency, which indicates the interaction between cross-bridge recruitment and cross-bridge cycling dynamics, was analyzed for each condition: (1) The minimum stiffness frequency was 0.78 +/- 0.04 Hz in left ventricular myocardium and 2.80 +/- 0.31 Hz in right atrial myocardium (p < 0.01) at 27 degrees C. (2) The minimum stiffness frequency was 41% higher in non-failing compared to failing left ventricular human myocardium. (3) Over a wide range of experimental temperatures, the minimum stiffness frequency changed, with a Q10 of at least 2.7. (4) beta-Adrenergic stimulation significantly (p < 0.05) increased the minimum stiffness to 18 +/- 3% higher frequencies and significantly (p < 0.05) lowered contracture tension by 7 +/- 1%. CONCLUSIONS: The contractility of human heart muscle is not only regulated by excitation-contraction coupling but also by modulation of intrinsic properties of the actomyosin system. Acute and chronic alterations of cross-bridge kinetics have been demonstrated, which play a significant role in the physiology and pathophysiology of the human heart.  (+info)

Amphidinolide B, a powerful activator of actomyosin ATPase enhances skeletal muscle contraction. (6/982)

Amphidinolide B caused a concentration-dependent increase in the contractile force of skeletal muscle skinned fibers. The concentration-contractile response curve for external Ca2+ was shifted to the left in a parallel manner, suggesting an increase in Ca2+ sensitivity. Amphidinolide B stimulated the superprecipitation of natural actomyosin. The maximum response of natural actomyosin to Ca2+ in superprecipitation was enhanced by it. Amphidinolide B increased the ATPase activity of myofibrils and natural actomyosin. The ATPase activity of actomyosin reconstituted from actin and myosin was enhanced in a concentration-dependent manner in the presence or absence of troponin-tropomyosin complex. Ca2+-, K+-EDTA- or Mg2+-ATPase of myosin was not affected by amphidinolide B. These results suggest that amphidinolide B enhances an interaction of actin and myosin directly and increases Ca2+ sensitivity of the contractile apparatus mediated through troponin-tropomyosin system, resulting in an increase in the ATPase activity of actomyosin and thus enhances the contractile response of myofilament.  (+info)

Backward movements of cross-bridges by application of stretch and by binding of MgADP to skeletal muscle fibers in the rigor state as studied by x-ray diffraction. (7/982)

The effects of the applied stretch and MgADP binding on the structure of the actomyosin cross-bridges in rabbit and/or frog skeletal muscle fibers in the rigor state have been investigated with improved resolution by x-ray diffraction using synchrotron radiation. The results showed a remarkable structural similarity between cross-bridge states induced by stretch and MgADP binding. The intensities of the 14.4- and 7.2-nm meridional reflections increased by approximately 23 and 47%, respectively, when 1 mM MgADP was added to the rigor rabbit muscle fibers in the presence of ATP-depletion backup system and an inhibitor for muscle adenylate kinase or by approximately 33 and 17%, respectively, when rigor frog muscle was stretched by approximately 4.5% of the initial muscle length. In addition, both MgADP binding and stretch induced a small but genuine intensity decrease in the region close to the meridian of the 5.9-nm layer line while retaining the intensity profile of its outer portion. No appreciable influence was observed in the intensities of the higher order meridional reflections of the 14.4-nm repeat and the other actin-based reflections as well as the equatorial reflections, indicating a lack of detachment of cross-bridges in both cases. The changes in the axial spacings of the actin-based and the 14.4-nm-based reflections were observed and associated with the tension change. These results indicate that stretch and ADP binding mediate similar structural changes, being in the correct direction to those expected for that the conformational changes are induced in the outer portion distant from the catalytic domain of attached cross-bridges. Modeling of conformational changes of the attached myosin head suggested a small but significant movement (about 10-20 degrees) in the light chain-binding domain of the head toward the M-line of the sarcomere. Both chemical (ADP binding) and mechanical (stretch) intervensions can reverse the contractile cycle by causing a backward movement of this domain of attached myosin heads in the rigor state.  (+info)

The translation in vitro of mRNA from developing cysts of Artemia salina. (8/982)

Successive stages in the development of the brine shrimp cyst were used as a model for studying differentiation at the level of mRNA transcription and translation. The poly (A)-containing mRNA from dormant cysts and free-swimming larvae (nauplii) was found to be efficiently translated in a wheat-germ cell-free system, and electrophoretic patterns of translation products in vitro resembled those of the endogenous proteins extracted from the equivalent developmental stages. Each stage, however, exhibits a characteristic protein pattern. Two low-molecular-weight proteins prominent in the cyst disappeared almost completely in the nauplius stage, whereas the proportion of actin increased 3-fold. Parallel patterns were observed upon translation in vitro of the respective mRNA preparations. The percentage of the acidic protein, tubulin, decreased somewhat during development.  (+info)

*Actin, alpha 1

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*Actomyosin ring

The Actomyosin ring is a prominent structure during cytoplasmic division or cytokinesis (i.e., splitting from the parent cell ... In plant cells, there is no actomyosin ring. Instead a cell plate grows centrifugally outwards from the center of the plane of ... 2016). Actomyosin ring driven cytokinesis in budding yeast. Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology 53:19-27. Alberts, B., A. ... 2016). Actomyosin Ring Formation and Tension Generation in Eukaryotic Cytokinesis. Curr Biol. 26(15):719-737. Mana-Capelli, S ...

*Mitotic cell rounding

Apart from actomyosin-related genes, several disease genes have recently been implicated in mitotic cell rounding. These ... "ETH ETH E-Collection: The Mechanism of Mitotic Rounding: Role of the Actomyosin Cortex - ETH". e-collection.library.ethz.ch. ... "actomyosin cortex". Nature. 469: 226-230. doi:10.1038/nature09642. PMID 21196934. Ramanathan, Subramanian P; Helenius, Jonne; ... "Changes in Ect2 localization couple actomyosin-dependent cell shape changes to mitotic progression". Developmental Cell. 23 (2 ...

*Myosin binding protein C, cardiac

Moos C, Feng IN (Oct 1980). "Effect of C-protein on actomyosin ATPase". Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. 632 (2): 141-9. doi: ...

*RHOA

ROCK kinases induce actomyosin-based contractility and phosphorylate TAU and MAP2 involved in regulating myosins and other ... RhoA is prevalent in regulating cell shape, polarity and locomotion via actin polymerization, actomyosin contractility, cell ... Cytokinesis is defined by actomyosin-based contraction. RhoA-dependent diaphanous-related formins (DRFs) localize to the ... mostly actin stress fibers formation and actomyosin contractility. In humans, it is encoded by the gene RHOA. It acts upon ...

*MYH9

Moos C, Feng IN (October 1980). "Effect of C-protein on actomyosin ATPase". Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. 632 (2): 141-9. doi: ...

*Anne Ridley

subscription required) Cantelli, Gaia (2016). Transcriptional programs controlling actomyosin contractility in melanoma. ethos. ...

*Sliding filament theory

By the end of the 1940s Szent-Györgyi's team had postulated with evidence that contraction of actomyosin was equivalent to ... However, in one of his last contributions to muscle research, Szent-Györgyi demonstrated that actomyosin driven by ATP was the ... Cross-bridge theory states that actin and myosin form a protein complex (classically called actomyosin) by attachment of myosin ... Szent-Györgyi, A (1949). "Free-energy relations and contraction of actomyosin". The Biological Bulletin. 96 (2): 140-161. doi: ...

*Keith Burridge

Korn, ED (1978). "Biochemistry of actomyosin-dependent cell motility (a review)". Proceedings of the National Academy of ...

*Troponin

TnI inhibits ATP-ase activity of acto-myosin; TnC is a Ca2+-binding subunit, playing the main role in Ca2+ dependent regulation ...

*Tropomyosin 3

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*Enzyme catalysis

1985). "ADP dissociation from actomyosin subfragment 1 is sufficiently slow to limit the unloaded shortening velocity in ... 1997). "Kinetics of nucleoside triphosphate cleavage and phosphate release steps by associated rabbit skeletal actomyosin, ... 1971). "Mechanism of adenosine triphosphate hydrolysis by actomyosin". Biochemistry. 10: 4617-4624. doi:10.1021/bi00801a004. ...

*Durotaxis

The source of cytoskeletal traction is actomyosin contractility. Increased external stiffness leads to a signal transduction ... actomyosin contractility, and cytoskeletal organization. As a result, these changes can cause a cell to rearrange its ...

*Excimer

Myosin cleft movement and its coupling to actomyosin dissociation. Nat Struct Biol 10(10):831-5. Photochemistry of Arenes- ...

*Focal adhesion

Wolfenson, H.; Bershadsky, A.; Henis, Y. I.; Geiger, B. (2011). "Actomyosin-generated tension controls the molecular kinetics ...

*Mitosis

Due to its importance in mitosis, the molecular components and dynamics of the mitotic actomyosin cortex is an area of active ... Matthews HK, Delabre U, Rohn JL, Guck J, Kunda P, Baum B (August 2012). "Changes in Ect2 localization couple actomyosin- ... Rounding forces are driven by reorganization of F-actin and myosin (actomyosin) into a contractile homogeneous cell cortex that ... Stewart MP, Helenius J, Toyoda Y, Ramanathan SP, Muller DJ, Hyman AA (January 2011). "Hydrostatic pressure and the actomyosin ...

*Cell cortex

The actomyosin cortex is attached to the cell membrane via membrane-anchoring proteins called ERM proteins and it plays a ... The cell cortex, also known as the actin cortex or actomyosin cortex, is a specialized layer of cytoplasmic protein on the ... The surface tension produced by the actomyosin cortex activity generates intracellular hydrostatic pressure capable of ... "Hydrostatic pressure and the actomyosin cortex drive mitotic cell rounding". Nature. 469: 226-230. doi:10.1038/nature09642. ...

*ANLN

These actomyosin rings invaginate to separate all nuclei for one another in the syncytial blastoderm. Anillin has a unique ... Goldbach, P., Wong, R., Beise, N., Sarpal, R., Trimble, W. S., & Brill, J. A. (2010). Stabilization of the Actomyosin Ring ... Anillins are also enriched at other actomyosin rings, most significantly, those at the leading edge of the Drosophila embryo ... Anillins have also been shown to organize the actomyosin cytoskeleton into syncytial structures observed in Drosophila embryos ...

*ROCK1

... is a major downstream effecter of the small GTPase RhoA and is a regulator of the actomyosin cytoskeleton which promotes ... In humans, the main function of ROCK1 is actomyosin contractility. As mentioned before, this contributes to many proximal ...

*Cell mechanics

... actomyosin assemblies (F-actin, myosin motors, and associated binding, nucleating, capping, stabilizing, and crosslinking ... "Hydrostatic pressure and the actomyosin cortex drive mitotic cell rounding". Nature. 469: 226-230. doi:10.1038/nature09642. ...

*Apical constriction

Like in Xenopus, actomyosin contractility plays a major role in constricting the apical side of the cell. The constricting ... In these cells, apical constriction occurs when actomyosin contractility folds the cell membrane to reduce the apical surface ... Lee, J.; Harland, R. M. (2007). "Actomyosin contractility and microtubules drive apical constriction in Xenopus bottle cells". ...

*ADP deaminase

Deutsch A; Nilsson R (1954). "On the dephosphorylation and deamination of adenosine triphosphate by actomyosin gel". Acta Chem ...

*Plakophilin-2

"Plakophilin 2 couples actomyosin remodeling to desmosomal plaque assembly via RhoA". Molecular Biology of the Cell. 21 (16): ...

*Actin

In muscle cells, actomyosin myofibrils makeup much of the cytoplasmic material. These myofibrils are made of thin filaments of ... Actomyosin networks have been implicated in generating an intrinsic chirality in individual cells. Cells grown out on chiral ... Adding ATP to a mixture of both proteins (called actomyosin) causes a decrease in viscosity. The hostilities of World War II ... particularly actomyosin. Some experiments have suggested that the pathological mechanism for this type of hearing loss relates ...

*Glossary of biology

actin One of the proteins into which actomyosin can be split; can exist in either a globular or a fibrous form. action ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Unidirectional Brownian motion observed in an in silico single molecule experiment of an actomyosin motor. AU - Takano, Mitsunori. AU - Terada, Tomoki P.. AU - Sasai, Masaki. PY - 2010/4/27. Y1 - 2010/4/27. N2 - The actomyosin molecular motor, the motor composed of myosin II and actin filament, is responsible for muscle contraction, converting chemical energy into mechanical work. Although recent single molecule and structural studies have shed new light on the energy-converting mechanism, the physical basis of the molecular-level mechanism remains unclear because of the experimental limitations. To provide a clue to resolve the controversy between the lever-arm mechanism and the Brownian ratchet-like mechanism, we here report an in silico single molecule experiment of an actomyosin motor.When we placed myosin on an actin filament and allowed myosin to move along the filament, we found that myosin exhibits a unidirectional Brownian motion along the filament. This ...
Bundles of filaments and motors are central to contractility in cells. The classic example is striated muscle, where actomyosin contractility is mediated by highly organized sarcomeres which act as fundamental contractile units. However, many contractile bundles in vivo and in vitro lack sarcomeric organization. Here we propose a model for how contractility can arise in bundles without sarcomeric organization and validate its predictions with experiments on a reconstituted system. In the model, internal stresses in frustrated arrangements of motors with diverse velocities cause filaments to buckle, leading to overall shortening. We describe the onset of buckling in the presence of stochastic motor head detachment and predict that buckling-induced contraction occurs in an intermediate range of motor densities. We then calculate the size of the contractile units associated with this process. Consistent with these results, our reconstituted actomyosin bundles show contraction at relatively high ...
Embryonic epithelia have a remarkable ability to rapidly repair wounds. A supracellular actomyosin cable around the wound coordinates cellular movements and promotes wound closure. Actomyosin cable formation is accompanied by junctional rearrangements at the wound margin. We used in vivo time-lapse quantitative microscopy to show that clathrin, dynamin, and the ADP-ribosylation factor 6, three components of the endocytic machinery, accumulate around wounds in Drosophila melanogaster embryos in a process that requires calcium signaling and actomyosin contractility. Blocking endocytosis with pharmacological or genetic approaches disrupted wound repair. The defect in wound closure was accompanied by impaired removal of E-cadherin from the wound edge and defective actomyosin cable assembly. E-cadherin overexpression also resulted in reduced actin accumulation around wounds and slower wound closure. Reducing E-cadherin levels in embryos in which endocytosis was blocked rescued actin localization to ...
The effect of the skeletal myopathy-causing E117K mutation in human β-tropomyosin on actomyosin structure during the ATPase cycle was studied using fluorescent probes bound to actin subdomain 1 and the myosin head. Multistep changes in flexural rigidity of actin filament and in spatial arrangement of actin subdomain 1 and myosin SH1 helix in troponin-free ghost muscle fibers were revealed. During the ATPase cycle E117K tropomyosin inhibited the rotation of subdomain 1 by 46% and the tilt of the SH1 helix by 49% compared with wild-type. At strong-binding stages the proportion of strong binding sub-states in the actomyosin population is decreased by the mutation. At weak-binding stages abnormally high numbers of switched-on actin monomers were observed, thus indicating a disturbance in concerted conformational changes of actomyosin. These structural alterations are likely to underlie the contractile deficit observed with this mutation.
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Oxidative stress-induced neuronal apoptosis plays an important role in the progression of central nervous system (CNS) diseases. In our study, when neuronal cells were exposed to hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), an exogenous oxidant, cell apoptosis was observed with typical morphological changes including membrane blebbing, neurite retraction and cell contraction. The actomyosin system is considered to be responsible for the morphological changes, but how exactly it regulates oxidative stress-induced neuronal apoptosis and the distinctive functions of different myosin II isoforms remain unclear. We demonstrate that myosin IIA was required for neuronal contraction, while myosin IIB was required for neuronal outgrowth in normal conditions. During H2O2-induced neuronal apoptosis, myosin IIA, rather than IIB, interacted with actin filaments to generate contractile forces that leaded to morphological changes. Moreover, myosin IIA knockout using CRISPR/Cas9 reduced H2O2-induced neuronal apoptosis and the associated
During inversion of a Volvox embryo, a series of cell shape changes causes the multicellular sheet to bend outward, and propagation of the bend from the anterior to the posterior pole eventually results in an inside-out spherical sheet of cells. We use fluorescent and electron microscopy to study the behavior of the cytoskeleton in cells undergoing shape changes. Microtubules are aligned parallel to the cells long axis and become elongated in the bend. Myosin and actin filaments are arrayed perinuclearly before inversion. In inversion, actin and myosin are located in a subnuclear position throughout the uninverted region but this localization is gradually lost towards the bend. Actomyosin inhibitors cause enlargement of the embryo. The bend propagation is inhibited halfway and, as a consequence, the posterior hemisphere remains uninverted. The arrested posterior hemisphere will resume and complete inversion even in the presence of an actomyosin inhibitor if the anterior hemisphere is removed ...
Rho GTPases are molecular switches that regulate many aspects of cell physiology. A number of Rho GTPases are essential for the formation of new vessels from pre-existing ones, a process known as angiogenesis. RhoJ/TCL belongs to the Cdc42 subfamily of Rho GTPases. Previous bioinformatic and primary cell line analyses identified RhoJ as being highly expressed in endothelial cells. The aim of this project was to investigate the expression pattern and endothelial function of RhoJ, particularly in the processes necessary for angiogenesis. Silencing RhoJ with siRNA impaired tube formation and migration. On the cellular level, RhoJ knockdown increased focal adhesions, actin stress fibres and collagen gel contraction, suggesting increased actomyosin contractility. Pharmacological inhibition of ROCK and myosin II, two regulators of actomyosin contractility, restored motility and tube formation after RhoJ knockdown. RhoJ localised to blood vessels of developing mice and in various human normal and ...
Background: The mitotic exit network (MEN) is required for events at the end of mitosis such as degradation of mitotic cyclins and cytokinesis. Bub2 and its binding partner Bfa1 act as a GTPase activating protein (GAP) to negatively regulate the MEN GTPase Tem1. The Bub2/Bfa1 checkpoint pathway is required to delay the cell cycle in response to mispositioned spindles. In addition to its role in mitotic exit, Tem1 is required for actomyosin ring contraction. Results: To test the hypothesis that the Bub2 pathway prevents premature actin ring assembly, we compared the timing of actin ring formation in wild type, bub2Δ, mad2Δ, and bub2Δmad2Δ cells both with and without microtubules. There was no difference in the timing of actin ring formation between wild type and mutant cells in a synchronized cell cycle. In the presence of nocodazole, both bub2Δ and mad2Δ cells formed rings after a delay of the same duration. Double mutant bub2Δmad2Δ and bfa1Δmad2Δ cells formed rings at the same time with and
The wound healing response is an essential mechanism to maintain the integrity of epithelia and protect all organisms from the surrounding milieu. In the purse-string mechanism of wound closure, an injured epithelial sheet cinches its hole closed via an intercellular contractile actomyosin cable. This process is conserved across species and utilized by both embryonic as well as adult tissues, but remains poorly understood at the cellular level. In an effort to identify new players involved in purse-string wound closure a wounding strategy suitable for screening large numbers of Drosophila embryos was developed. Using this methodology, wound healing defects were observed in Jun-related antigen (encoding DJUN) and scab (encoding Drosophila alphaPS3 integrin) mutants and a forward genetics screen was performed on the basis of insertional mutagenesis by transposons that led to the identification of 30 lethal insertional mutants with defects in embryonic epithelia repair. One of the mutants ...
Collective cell migration is involved in development, wound healing and metastasis. In the Drosophila ovary, border cells (BC) form a small cluster that migrates collectively through the egg chamber. To achieve directed motility, the BC cluster coordinates the formation of protrusions in its leader cell and contractility at the rear. Restricting protrusions to leader cells requires the actin and plasma membrane linker Moesin. Herein, we show that the Ste20-like kinase Misshapen phosphorylates Moesin in vitro and in BC. Depletion of Misshapen disrupts protrusion restriction, thereby allowing other cells within the cluster to protrude. In addition, we show that Misshapen is critical to generate contractile forces both at the rear of the cluster and at the base of protrusions. Together, our results indicate that Misshapen is a key regulator of BC migration as it coordinates two independent pathways that restrict protrusion formation to the leader cells and induces contractile forces.. ...
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apical junction complex, cytoskeleton, structural constituent of cytoskeleton, actomyosin structure organization, apical constriction, cellular protein localization, regulation of actin filament-based process
... : actomyosin gels interact in a THRESHOLD manner. For details see the following paper: V.V.Matveev. Evidence of a new type of protein-protein interaction: desensitized actomyosin blocks Ca2+-sensitivity of the natural one. A possible model for an intracellular signalling system related to actin filaments. Physiological Chemistry Physics & Medical NMR, 32: 167-179, 2000. ABSTRACT see here: http://members.nbci.com/vm_spb/actomyosin/signal.htm Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/ Before you buy ...
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Polyclonal antibody for PPP1R12A detection. Host: Rabbit.Size: 100μg/vial. Tested applications: Flow Cytometry. Reactive species: Human. PPP1R12A information: Molecular Weight: 115281 MW; Subcellular Localization: Cytoplasm . Along actomyosin filaments an
... system based on actin cytoskeleton. V.V.Matveev. Evidence of a new type of protein-protein interaction: desensitized actomyosin blocks Ca2+-sensitivity of the natural one. A possible model for an intracellular signalling system related to actin filaments. Physiological Chemistry Physics & Medical NMR, 32: 167-179, 2000. ABSTRACT see here: http://members.nbci.com/vm_spb/actomyosin/signal.htm Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/ Before you buy ...
S pombe Rng2 protein: a component of the actomyosin ring and the spindle pole body; homologous to S cerevisiae IQG1 protein; amino acid sequence in first source
What is actomyosin cortex? The cell cortex is a thin (~0.1 µm thick) network of actin filaments and actin-binding proteins that underlies the plasma membrane in most eukaryotic cells. The cortex is the main determinant of cell shape and therefore plays a fundamental role in processes such as cell division, migration, and tissue morphogenesis. Despite…
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The terminal web is a zone or a region located at the base of the microvilli in certain specialized epithelial cells (such as intestinal epithelial cells). The name is derived from the web (meshwork) of microfilaments that compose this region. The web of microfilaments is from the bundles of apical filaments at the core of a microvillus as well as from adherens junctions in myosin and in other proteins characteristic of an actomyosin motor system. The actin filaments in the terminal web are stabilized by spectrin. They anchor the terminal web to the apical cell membrane. The contractile ability of the terminal web is due to the presence of myosin II and tropomyosin. It is observed that the contraction at the terminal web results in the decrease in the diameter of the apex of the cell. This, in turn, causes the microvilli to spread apart, which is essential during absorption.1,2,3 ...
Parisa Kakanj, the author of the study, examined the skin of larvae of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. These flies serve as models for diabetes, because insulin metabolism has been strongly conserved over the course of evolution, meaning that flies and mammals are very similar in this respect. Using a precision laser, Kakanj removed a cell from the outermost skin layer of fruit fly larvae and then observed what happens in the neighbouring cells live under the microscope.. "Immediately after a skin injury, the neighbouring cells respond by forming an actomyosin cable," Kakanj explains. The cable consists of proteins that otherwise occur in muscle fibres, where they are responsible for muscular contraction. After an injury, the cable forms a contractile ring around the wound. It then contracts, sealing off the gap caused by the wound. "However, if insulin metabolism is impaired, as in our genetically modified flies, the cable is weaker and forms much later. This results in incomplete or ...
Malignancy is associated with altered expression of glycans and glycoproteins that contribute to the cellular glycocalyx. We constructed a glycoprotein expression signature, which revealed that metastatic tumors upregulate expression of bulky glycoproteins. A computational model predicted that these glycoproteins would influence transmembrane receptor spatial organization and function. We tested this prediction by investigating whether a bulky glycocalyx promotes a tumor phenotype by increasing integrin adhesion and signaling. Data revealed that a bulky glycocalyx facilitates integrin clustering by funneling active integrins into adhesions and altering integrin state by applying tension to matrix-bound integrins, independent of actomyosin contractility. Expression of large tumor-associated glycoproteins in non-transformed mammary cells promoted focal adhesion assembly and facilitated integrin-dependent growth factor signaling to support cell growth and survival. Clinical studies revealed that ...
Myosin Binding Protein-C (MyBP-C) comprises a family of accessory proteins that includes the cardiac, slow skeletal, and fast skeletal isoforms. The three isoforms share structural and sequence homology, and localize at the C-zone of the sarcomeric A-band where they interact with thick and thin filaments to regulate the cycling of actomyosin crossbridges. The cardiac isoform, encoded by MYBPC3, has been extensively studied over the last several decades due to its high mutational rate in congenital hypertrophic and dilated cardiomyopathy. It is only recently, however, that the MYBPC1 gene encoding the slow skeletal isoform (sMyBP-C) has gained attention. Accordingly, during the last five years it has been shown that MYBPC1 undergoes extensive exon shuffling resulting in the generation of multiple slow variants, which are co-expressed in different combinations and amounts in both slow and fast skeletal muscles. The sMyBP-C variants are subjected to PKA- and PKC-mediated phosphorylation in constitutive and
Summary. QuimP is software for tracking cellular shape changes and dynamic distributions of fluorescent reporters at the cell membrane. QuimPs unique selling point is the possibility to aggregate data from many cells in form of spatio-temporal maps of dynamic events, independently of cell size and shape. QuimP has been successfully applied to address a wide range of problems related to cell movement in many different cell types. Introduction. In transmembrane signalling the cell membrane plays a fundamental role in localising intracellular signalling components to specific sites of action, for example to reorganise the actomyosin cortex during cell polarisation and locomotion. The localisation of different components can be directly or indirectly visualised using fluorescence microscopy, for high-throughput screening commonly in 2D. A quantitative understanding demands segmentation and tracking of whole cells and fluorescence signals associated with the moving cell boundary, for example those ...
Working model of vertex ring assembly. See text for details. Solid black arrows indicate a strict hierarchical requirement for vertex enrichment. Dotted arrows
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Function VisibleCells(Rng As Range) As Variant VisibleCells This function returns an array equal in dimension to the input parameter Rng containing 1s and 0s indicating whether a cells within Rng is visible. Note that we use 1 to indicate True rather than VBAs True value (which equals -1). If Rng has more than one area (discontiguous ranges), the function returns a #REF error. Dim R As Range Dim Arr() As Integer Dim RNdx As Long Dim CNdx As Long Ensure a valid range. If Rng.Areas.Count > 1 Then VisibleCells = CVErr(xlErrRef) Exit Function End If Size the return array to equal the Rng parameter. ReDim Arr(1 To Rng.Rows.Count, 1 To Rng.Columns.Count) For RNdx = 1 To Rng.Rows.Count For CNdx = 1 ...
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For the survival of both the parent and the progeny, it is imperative that the process of their physical division (cytokinesis) be precisely coordinated with progression through the mitotic cell cycle. Recent studies in the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe are beginning to unravel the nature of the links between cytokinesis and the nuclear division cycle. The cyclin-dependent kinases and a novel surveillance mechanism that monitors cytokinesis and/or morphogenesis appear to play important regulatory roles in forging these links. It is becoming increasingly clear that the inactivation of the mitosis-promoting cyclin-dependent kinase, which marks the completion of the nuclear division cycle, is essential for actomyosin ring constriction and division septum assembly in both yeasts. Additionally, the spindle pole bodies are emerging as important transient locale for proteins that might play a key role in coupling the completion of mitosis to the ...
Several laboratories have shown that a primary function of IQGAP proteins is to modulate cytoskeletal architecture. Yeast IQGAP homologues have a role in the recruitment of actin filaments, are components of the spindle pole body and are required for actomyosin ring assembly and cytokinesis (Eng et al., 1998; Epp & Chant, 1997; Lippincott & Li, 1998; reviewed in Machesky, 1998). Similarly, a homologue of IQGAP1 in Hydra has a role in tentacle formation (Venturelli et al., 2000). Mammalian IQGAP1 enhances actin polymerization in vitro (Bashour et al., 1997; Erickson et al., 1997; Fukata et al., 1997) and colocalizes with actin in lamellipodia (Hart et al., 1996). This conservation strongly suggests that cytoskeletal regulation was a primordial function of IQGAP1. In addition to a direct interaction with actin, IQGAP1 also modulates the cytoskeleton indirectly through the Rho GTPases (Fig. 2). Despite the presence of GAP in its name, which implies that IQGAP1 negatively regulates Ras family ...
Actin- and myosin-binding protein implicated in the regulation of actomyosin interactions in smooth muscle and nonmuscle cells (could act as a bridge between myosin and actin filaments). Stimulates actin binding of tropomyosin which increases the stabilization of actin filament structure. In muscle tissues, inhibits the actomyosin ATPase by binding to F-actin. This inhibition is attenuated by calcium-calmodulin and is potentiated by tropomyosin. Interacts with actin, myosin, two molecules of tropomyosin and with calmodulin. Also play an essential role during cellular mitosis and receptor capping. Involved in Schwann cell migration during peripheral nerve regeneration (By similarity ...
Protein kinase which is a key regulator of actin cytoskeleton and cell polarity. Involved in regulation of smooth muscle contraction, actin cytoskeleton organization, stress fiber and focal adhesion formation, neurite retraction, cell adhesion and motility via phosphorylation of ADD1, BRCA2, CNN1, EZR, DPYSL2, EP300, MSN, MYL9/MLC2, NPM1, RDX, PPP1R12A and VIM. Phosphorylates SORL1 and IRF4. Acts as a negative regulator of VEGF-induced angiogenic endothelial cell activation. Positively regulates the activation of p42/MAPK1-p44/MAPK3 and of p90RSK/RPS6KA1 during myogenic differentiation. Plays an important role in the timely initiation of centrosome duplication. Inhibits keratinocyte terminal differentiation. May regulate closure of the eyelids and ventral body wall through organization of actomyosin bundles. Plays a critical role in the regulation of spine and synaptic properties in the hippocampus. Plays an important role in generating the circadian rhythm of the aortic myofilament Ca(2+) sensitivity
TRPM7 (transient receptor potential melastatin 7) is a Ca2+- and Mg2+-permeant ion channel in possession of its own kinase domain. As a kinase, the protein has been linked to the control of actomyosin contractility, whereas the channel has been found to regulate cell adhesion as well as cellular Mg2+ homoeostasis. In the present study we show that depletion of TRPM7 by RNA interference in fibroblasts alters cell morphology, the cytoskeleton, and the ability of cells to form lamellipodia and to execute polarized cell movements. A pulldown-purification assay revealed that knockdown of TRPM7 prevents cells from activating Rac and Cdc42 (cell division cycle 42) when stimulated to migrate into a cellular wound. Re-expression of TRPM7 reverses these phenotypic changes, as does, unexpectedly, expression of a kinase-inactive mutant of TRPM7. Surprisingly, expression of the Mg2+ transporter SLC41A2 (solute carrier family 41 member 2) is also effective in restoring the change in cell morphology, ...
Cytokinesis is the process by which a cell partitions its surface and cytoplasm to form two daughter cells. In both animal and yeast cells, this process involves the assembly and contraction of an actomyosin ring. It is noteworthy that for a long time, among the hundreds of myosins known, only the conventional myosins of class II had been implicated in cell division (Field et al., 1999). However, a recent study established the involvement of two myosins of type V in S. pombe (Win et al., 2001). The asexual multiplication of T. gondii occurs by a peculiar process named endodyogeny, which is defined as the gradual development of two daughter parasites within a fully differentiated mother; the mother is incorporated into the daughters during the process (Fig. 1). In T. gondii, actin inhibitors did not prevent replication, per se, but disrupted the inheritance of mother cell organelles, resulting in the formation of residual bodies (Shaw et al., 2000). Therefore, myosin motor(s) were anticipated to ...
25 a ON OFF b MUTIPLE CROSS BRIDGES Q) u c S(/) "0 SINGLE CROSS BRIDGE time Fig. 6. A: Diagram of crossbridge cycle. Each crossbridge repeats attachment and detachment cycle. B: Sliding movement of bead driven by single and multiple crossbridges. In summary, we have utilized in vitro motility assay techniques to study the mechanical property of cardiac myosin under various conditions for different myosin isoforms. Although these findings were anticipated based on previous experiments with muscle preparations, this is the first presentation of such direct evidence at the molecular level. 13. J. Thyroxine induced redistribution of isozyme of rabbit ventricular myosin. Circ Res 50: 117 -124, 1982. 14. , et. al. Dynamic interaction between cardiac myosin isoforms modifies velocity of actomyosin sliding in vitro. Circ Res 73:696-704, 1993. 27 15. Barany, M. ATPase activity of myosin correlated with speed of muscle shortening. J Gen Physiol 50:197-218, 1967. 16. , Poggesi, C. et. al. Shortening ...
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The fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe divides by medial fission through the use of an actomyosin contractile ring. Precisely at the end of anaphase, the ring begins to constrict and the septum forms. Proper coordination of cell division with mitosis is crucial to ensure proper segregation of chromosomes to daughter cells. The Sid2p kinase is one of several proteins that function as part of a novel signaling pathway required for initiation of medial ring constriction and septation. Here, we show that Sid2p is a component of the spindle pole body at all stages of the cell cycle and localizes transiently to the cell division site during medial ring constriction and septation. A medial ring and an intact microtubule cytoskeleton are required for the localization of Sid2p to the division site. We have established an in vitro assay for measuring Sid2p kinase activity, and found that Sid2p kinase activity peaks during medial ring constriction and septation. Both Sid2p localization to the division site
BioAssay record AID 590850 submitted by ChEMBL: Binding affinity to chicken skeletal muscle tropomyosin within actomyosin protein complex at 125 uM after 1 hr followed by 10 mins irradiation with UVA by SDS-PAGE analysis using coomassie brilliant blue staining.
Cytokinesis is the final stage of the cell cycle. It partitions sister genomes and separates the cytoplasm of nascent daughter cells. Cytokinesis is initiated by the formation of a cleavage furrow whose ingression is powered by an actomyosin network known as the contractile ring. Following furrow ingression, the process of cell separation is completed by a membrane scission reaction. For the accurate inheritance of genetic information, it is crucial that furrow formation is initiated at the cell equator between segregating chromosomes and that this occurs after chromatin has cleared the cleavage plane. In animal cells, the mitotic spindle plays a pivotal role in the formation and placement of the cleavage furrow. The coupling of cytokinesis and chromosome segregation to the mitotic spindle ensures that nuclear and cytoplasmic division are tightly coordinated. The spindle midzone, a structure that is formed at anaphase onset between segregating sister genomes, is thought to play an important ...
The mechanisms that regulate myosin II activity in SC and OL during myelination are not yet known. In SC, phosphorylation of the regulatory chain of myosin II (MLC2) is up-regulated at the onset of myelination and then down-regulated (Melendez-Vasquez et al., 2004), following the same pattern of Rho activation in peripheral nerve extracts (unpublished data). Our previous studies revealed an important role for ROCK during the initial events of PNS myelination, possibly by regulating the phosphorylation status of MLC (Melendez-Vasquez et al., 2004). However, inhibition of ROCK did not interfere with the wrapping of the axon, which suggests that another ROCK-independent mechanism controls the actual motor of SC adaxonal membrane progression around the axon. Our current study extends these initial observations and provides further evidence of the important role of polarized actomyosin contraction for SC myelin formation. Similar to our previous results with a ROCK-specific pharmacological inhibitor, ...
Crosstalk between the two major cytoskeletal components, actin filaments and microtubules, is essential for various cellular functions, including cell migration, spreading and cytokinesis. In migrating cells, actin polymerization generates lamellipodial membrane protrusions at the leading edge, and actomyosin contractility in the tail promotes cell-body advancement (Chhabra and Higgs, 2007). In concert with the actin cytoskeleton, the dynamics of microtubules contributes to the establishment of cell polarity and the directional movement of migrating cells. The initial polarization of microtubule assembly is led by actin filaments, and conversely the polarized microtubules contribute to the reorganization of actin filaments (Li and Gundersen, 2008; Rodriguez et al., 2003; Siegrist and Doe, 2007).. Rho family GTPases and their regulatory proteins have been postulated to play central roles in microtubule-actin crosstalk. Microtubule depolymerization, by nocodazole or colchicine, induces Rho ...
Amoeboid motility requires spatiotemporal coordination of biochemical pathways regulating force generation and consists of the quasi-periodic repetition of a EPZ-6438 motility cycle driven by actin polymerization and actomyosin contraction. tensional stress and that wild-type cells develop two opposing EPZ-6438 "pole" forces pulling the front and back toward the center whose strength is modulated up and down periodically in each cycle. We demonstrate that nonmuscular myosin II complex (MyoII) cross-linking and motor functions have different roles in controlling the spatiotemporal distribution of traction forces the changes in cell shape and the duration of all the phases. We show that the time required to complete each phase is dramatically increased in cells with altered MyoII motor function demonstrating that it is required not only for contraction but also for protrusion. Concomitant loss of MyoII actin cross-linking leads to a force redistribution throughout the cell perimeter pulling inward ...
Cytokinesis is a crucial event in cell division. It needs to occur at the right time, in the right place, and only once during a single cell cycle. As such, it must be highly regulated. We have presented evidence showing that par1- and par2-directed PP2A activity is required for proper functioning of the S. pombe SIN pathway. This activity is required at the level of the Ras-like GTPase, Spg1p, whose function is situated at the beginning of this signaling pathway. It appears that the role played by par1 and par2 is to negatively regulate SIN, thereby ensuring that multiple rounds of septation do not occur.. The suppression of spg1-106 by par1Δ is specific to the restoration of the SIN pathway function: As a strain with a loss-of-function ts allele of spg1, spg1-106 cells displayed a typical sid phenotype when shifted to 36°, their restrictive temperature. Deleting par1 in this strain strongly suppressed both the morphological and growth defects of spg1-106 cells. When par1Δ spg1-106 double ...
Synonyms for actin filaments in Free Thesaurus. Antonyms for actin filaments. 2 words related to actin: actomyosin, simple protein. What are synonyms for actin filaments?
We have monitored active movements of the cell circumference on specifically coated substrates for a variety of cells including mouse embryonic fibroblasts and T cells, as well as wing disk cells from fruit flies. Despite having different functions and being from multiple phyla, these cell types share a common spatiotemporal pattern in their normal membrane velocity; we show that protrusion and retraction events are organized in lateral waves along the cell membrane. These wave patterns indicate both spatial and temporal long-range periodic correlations of the actomyosin gel.
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article{b60df51d-355a-4069-9ae4-51c7aaa1b590, abstract = {We recently refined the in vitro motility assay for studies of actomyosin function to achieve rectified myosin induced sliding of actin filaments. This paves the way, both for detailed functional studies of actomyosin and for nanotechnological applications. In the latter applications it would be desirable to use actin filaments for transportation of cargoes (e.g., enzymes) between different predetermined locations on a chip. We here describe how single quantum dot labelling of isolated actin filaments simultaneously provides handles for cargo attachment and bright and photostable fluorescence labels facilitating cargo detection and filament tracking. Labelling was achieved with preserved actomyosin function using streptavidin-coated CdSe quantum dots (Qdots). These nanocrystals have several unique physical properties and the present work describes their first use for functional studies of isolated proteins outside the cell. The results, ...
In dividing cells, the assembly and contraction of the cytokinetic actomyosin ring (CAR) is precisely coordinated with spindle formation and chromosome segregation. Despite having a cell wall, the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe forms a CAR reminiscent of the structure responsible for the cleavage of cells with flexible boundaries. We used the myo2-gc fission yeast strain in which the chromosomal copy of the type II myosin gene, myo2(+), is fused to the gene encoding green fluorescent protein (GFP) to investigate the dynamics of Myo2 recruitment to the cytokinetic actomyosin ring in living cells. Analysis of CAR formation in relation to spindle pole body (SPB) and centromere separation enabled us to pinpoint the timing of Myo2 recruitment into a stable CAR structure to the onset of anaphase A. Depolymerisation of actin with latrunculin B did not affect the timing of Myo2 accumulation at the cell equator (although Myo2 no longer formed a ring), whereas depolymerisation of microtubules ...
For a epidermis wound to heal successfully, the cut epidermal-edge cells have to migrate forward at the user interface between scab and healthy granulation tissues. cells. Additionally, this signaling OTSSP167 manufacture qualified prospects to the shutdown of actomyosin tension fibres in these same skin cells, which may work to discharge stress within the injury monolayer. If this signaling axis is certainly perturbed, interrupted curing is certainly a outcome in mouse button and guy then. Graphical Summary Launch Tissues wounding sparks a solid inflammatory response and outcomes in the fast but transient insert of the injury with a fibrin scab, but subsequently the epidermis must completely be even more?sealed to regain the defensive function. One crucial element of this procedure is certainly re-epithelialization, which involves proliferation and migration of epidermal keratinocytes to cover the denuded surface area. Wound-edge skin cells upregulate many genetics as well as reorganize their ...
Cytokinesis separates cells by contraction of a ring composed of filamentous actin (F-actin) and type II myosin. Iqg1, an IQGAP family member, is an essential protein in Saccharomyces cerevisiae required for assembly and contraction of the actomyosin ring. Localization of F-actin to the ring occurs only after anaphase and is mediated by the calponin homology domain (CHD) of Iqg1, but the regulatory mechanisms that temporally restrict actin ring assembly are not well defined. We tested the hypothesis that dephosphorylation of four perfect cyclin-dependent kinase (Cdk) sites flanking the CHD promotes actin ring formation, using site-specific alanine mutants. Cells expressing the nonphosphorylatable iqg1-4A allele formed actin rings before anaphase and exhibited defects in myosin contraction and cytokinesis. The Cdc14 phosphatase is required for normal cytokinesis and acts on specific Cdk phosphorylation sites. Overexpression of Cdc14 resulted in premature actin ring assembly, whereas inhibition of Cdc14
An actin filament (F-actin) produces an electric field (black arrows) as high as 100 MV/m around F-actin due to its negative surface charges. The water molecules in such a high electric field become hyper-mobile water molecules (HMW, light green) in close proximity of F-actin. On the other hand, ATP in solution binds with a myosin head (orange) and is split into adenosine diphosphate (ADP) and inorganic phosphate (Pi) in the head. When the myosin head with ADP and Pi binds with F-actin (orange red), several actin subunits change their structures (beige). Then the electric field strength decreases around these changed actin subunits and the HMW intensity also decreases (light blue) to become close to free water. In the present study, the protein hydration state has been found to be more stable in the stronger HMW region. In the figure, the myosin head is driven to the right where the HMW intensity is stronger (light green), with detaching from F-actin and attaching again with F-actin. The force ...
Dr. Veit Riechmann. Regulation of cytoskeletal dynamics in the Drosophila egg chamber. We aim to understand how the cytoskeleton mediates development. In particular, we are examining how the actomyosin cytoskeleton coordinates epithelial morphogenesis. In addition, we analyse the polarisation of the oocyte cytoskeleton and its role in axis determination.. We use Drosophila oogenesis as a model to investigate cytoskeletal dynamics. Oogenesis proceeds in small units called egg chambers. These simple organs consist of two tissues: an inner germline cyst of 1 oocyte and 15 nurse cells, and an outer epithelial layer (Fig. 1).. Two cell types are excellent models to study the cytoskeleton. First, the oocyte with its highly polarised microtubule cytoskeleton, along which the determinants of the embryonic axes are transported. Second, the outer epithelial cells, which provide an outstanding model to study epithelial polarisation.. The understanding of the mechanisms regulating the cytoskeleton is ...
Troponin is a central regulatory protein of striated muscle contraction, and together with tropomyosin, is located on the actin filament. Troponin consists of 3 subunits: TnI, which is the inhibitor of actomyosin ATPase; TnT, which contains the binding site for tropomyosin; and TnC, the protein encoded by this gene. The binding of calcium to TnC abolishes the inhibitory action of TnI, thus allowing the interaction of actin with myosin, the hydrolysis of ATP, and the generation of tension. Mutations in this gene are associated with cardiomyopathy dilated type 1Z. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2008 ...
Biological pattern formation often relies on self-organization, integrating biochemical with mechanical patterning processes. Such patterns are particularly important during embryogenesis, as they increase spatial complexity through a sequence of organizing processes that generally build upon previously established pre-patterns. How pre-patterns control self-organization remains unexplored. Here we investigate PAR polarity establishment in the C. elegans zygote, by combining measurements of the spatial distribution of protein numbers and fluxes with a physical theory. We characterize the handover from a pre-pattern to mechanochemical self-organization, and find that guiding cues from the centrosome steer the patterning system comprised of PAR proteins and the actomyosin cortex to a transition point beyond which the patterned state becomes self-organized. This mechanism of controlled pattern formation integrates mechanical and molecular aspects of biological pattern formation with guiding cues. ...
Coronin-1A is a protein that in humans is encoded by the CORO1A gene. It has been implicated in both T-cell mediated immunity and mitochondrial apoptosis. In a recent genome-wide longevity study, its expression levels were found to be negatively associated both with age at the time of blood sample and the survival time after blood draw. The Coronin protein family was discovered in 1991 by Eugenio L. Hostos. Hostos used a cytoskeletal preparation called the "contracted propeller" that efficiently helped with the purification of cytoskeletal proteins. This technique allowed him to precipitate actomyosin components together with the desired proteins. These protein were named Corona, which is the Latin word for crown, because of the crown-like shape that it forms when making contact with the surface of the cell. Coronin-1a has been the most researched one due to its complexity and intriguing structural components. After research, it was determined that Coronin-1a serves as actin binding facilitator ...
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Phagocytosis requires locally coordinated cytoskeletal rearrangements driven by actin polymerization and myosin motor activity. How this actomyosin dynamics is dependent upon systems that provide access to ATP at phagosome microdomains has not been determined. We analyzed the role of brain-type creatine kinase (CK-B), an enzyme involved in high-energy phosphoryl transfer. We demonstrate that endogenous creatine kinase (CK-B), in macrophages is mobilized from the cytosolic pool and coaccumulates with F-actin at nascent phagosomes. Live cell imaging with XFP-tagged CK-B and β-actin revealed the transient and specific nature of this partitioning process. Overexpression of a catalytic dead CK-B or CK-specific cyclocreatine inhibition caused a significant reduction of actin accumulation in the phagocytic cup area, and reduced complement receptor-mediated, but not Fc-γR-mediated, ingestion capacity of macrophages. Finally, we found that inhibition of CK-B affected phagocytosis already at the stage ...
Troponin I (TnI) is the component of the troponin complex that inhibits actomyosin ATPase activity, and Ca2+ binding to the troponin C (TnC) component reverses the inhibition. Effects of the binding of TnI and the TnI-TnC (TnIC) complex to actin-tropomyosin (actinTm) on ATPase and on the binding kinetics of myosin subfragment 1 (S1) were studied to clarify the mechanism of the inhibition. TnI and TnIC in the absence of Ca2+ bind to actinTm and inhibit ATPase to similar levels with a stoichiometry of one TnI or one TnIC per one Tm and seven actin subunits. Tnf also binds to actinTmTn in the presence of Ca2+ with a stoichiometry and inhibition constant similar to those for the binding to actinTm of TnI and Tn in the absence of Ca2+. Thus, in the presence of Ca2+, the intrinsic TnI which is released from its binding site on actinTm does not interfere with the binding of an extra molecule of TnI to actinTmTn. The rate of Si binding to actinTmTnI and to actinTmTnTnI in the presence of Ca2+ was ...
The presence of LIMK activity in retina was demonstrated with Western blot and immunocytochemistry. With confocal microscopy we observed the localization of p-LIMK in rod axon terminals, precisely the area that undergoes dramatic morphologic change after retinal dissociation. Measuring the reduction in axon length allowed us to demonstrate the prevention of axonal retraction by inhibiting LIMK. Furthermore, inhibiting LIMK upstream regulators, ROCK and Pak, increased inhibition of axonal retraction, and the two pathways demonstrated an additive effect. The involvement of ROCK is not surprising, as we have previously demonstrated that inhibiting the RhoA-ROCK pathway can block axonal retraction.15,16 ROCK has been reported to be responsible for actomyosin contractility as well as actin filament turnover (Fig. 1).19,20,35-37 Blocking its activity therefore presumably reduces both contraction and actin filament turnover. Pak has been reported to regulate formation of filopodia and lamellipodia via ...
Objectives: Myocardial stretch elicits an adaptive diastolic response characterized by a progressive decrease in myocardial stiffness. We aimed to better understand the role of PKC, PKG and actin-myosin interaction in this response under basal and ischemic conditions.. Methods: Rabbit papillary muscles were acutely stretched from 92% to 100% of Lmax in a modified Krebs-Ringer solution in the (A) absence (n=9) or presence of (B) chelerythrine (an inhibitor of PKC, n=7), (C) Rp-8-Br-PET-cGMPs (an inhibitor of PKG, n=7), (D) chelerythrine and Rp-8-Br-PET-cGMPs (n=8), (E) PMA (an agonist of PKC, n=7). Group F was stretched during ischemia (n=7) and other protocols were performed in the ischemic setting in the presence of (G) 8-Bromo-cGMP (an agonist of PKG, n=7), (H) PMA (n=7), (I) BDM (an inhibitor of actin-myosin interaction, n=8) and (J) 8-Bromo-cGMP and BDM (n=7). Results are presented as mean±standard error of mean (P,0.05).. Results: In the basal setting, the inhibition of PKC or PKG blunted ...
Although experimental evidence suggests the influence of quantum effects in living organisms, one of the most critical problems in quantum biology is the explanation of how those effects that take place in a microscopic level can manifest in the macroscopic world of living beings. At present, quantum decoherence associated with the wave function collapse is one of the most accepted mechanisms explaining how the classical world of living beings emerges from the quantum world. Whatever is the cause of wave function collapses, there exist biological systems where a biological function arises as a result of this collapse (e.g. birds navigation, plants photosynthesis, sense of smell, etc.), as well as the opposite examples (e.g. release of energy from ATP molecules at actomyosin muscle) where a biological function takes place in a quantum coherent environment. In this paper [27] we report the modelling and simulation of quantum coherent superposition in cytoskeletal microtubules including ...
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The problem. This study investigated the effects of thyroxine and propylthiouracil treatment of young male Sprague-Dawley rats on aortic ring contraction induced by increasing potassium concentrations. Procedure. Three ...
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Using optical trapping and fluorescence imaging techniques, we measured the step size and stiffness of single skeletal myosins interacting with actin filaments and arranged on myosin-rod cofilaments that approximate myosin mechanics during muscle contraction. Stiffness is dramatically lower for negatively compared to positively strained myosins, consistent with buckling of myosins subfragment 2 rod domain. Low stiffness minimizes drag of negatively strained myosins during contraction at loaded conditions. Myosins elastic portion is stretched during active force generation, reducing apparent step size with increasing load, even though the working stroke is approximately constant at about 8 nanometers. Taking account of the nonlinear nature of myosin elasticity is essential to relate myosins internal structural changes to physiological force generation and filament sliding.. ...
The main findings in this study are that baseline TnI phosphorylation is diminished in myocardial samples from patients with end-stage DCM and that PKA-RI and RII protein levels are decreased in these same hearts. Decreased TnI phosphorylation would lead to an increase in the Ca2+ affinity of troponin C (TnC) and subsequent decreased off-rate of Ca2+ from TnC.4 This results in an increased Ca2+ sensitivity of force development. Decreased baseline PKA phosphorylation of TnI in the failing human heart is consistent with our previous observations in spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR). In the 76-week-old SHR, a model of decompensated cardiac hypertrophy and precursor to heart failure, baseline TnI phosphorylation was significantly reduced versus Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) controls.6 This was associated with increased Ca2+ sensitivity of actomyosin ATPase activity. Although PKA-dependent TnI phosphorylation under baseline conditions in the 76-week old SHR was decreased, the β-adrenergic pathway was not ...
Superimposition of length fluctuations on contracted ASM have shown to reduce active force and stiffness. This effect is usually attributed to disruption of the actomyosin crossbridge cycle; however no direct experimental data is available to support this hypothesis. This in vitro study investigated the effect of the mechanical strains on 1) the ASM reactivity and 2) on the actin-myosin crossbridges. Experiments were carried out on maximally contracted bovine ASM subjected to length strains at various frequency in the range from 10 to 100Hz, superimposed on normal tidal stretches (frequency 0.33Hz, amplitude 4%). An organ bath system was used to apply strains and measure the force; immunofluorescence technique was performed to assess the crossbridges. The results show that superimposed length strains increase breathing relaxation effect with an optimal effect obtained at 50Hz. The cholinergic stimulation promotes actin-myosin connection, and length stretches promote the detachment of those ...
An essential question of morphogenesis is how patterns arise without preexisting positional information, as inspired by Turing. In the past few years, cytoskeletal flows in the cell cortex have been identified as a key mechanism of molecular patterning at the subcellular level. Theoretical and in vitro studies have suggested that biological polymers such as actomyosin gels have the property to self-organize, but the applicability of this concept in an in vivo setting remains unclear. Here, we report that the regular spacing pattern of supracellular actin rings in the Drosophila tracheal tubule is governed by a self-organizing principle. We propose a simple biophysical model where pattern formation arises from the interplay of myosin contractility and actin turnover. We validate the hypotheses of the model using photobleaching experiments and report that the formation of actin rings is contractility dependent. Moreover, genetic and pharmacological perturbations of the physical properties of the ...
Computational modelling in molecular cardiology has recently focused on simulating subsets of myocardial excitation-contraction processes. As people try to improve their understanding of myocardial function, there is an increasing interest in excitation-contraction coupling and mechanical events in cardiac muscle. It is hoped that these computer simulations will also help explain the pathophysiological mechanisms of heart failure. In their 2001 paper, Mlcek, Neumann, Kittnar and Novak concentrate on the molecular level of electromechanical events in cardiac muscle. They introduce an actomyosin subsystem accompanied by a simple regulatory subsystem involving calcium binding to troponin C (see the figure below). They performed many simulations to prove the stability of their model and they then used the simulation results to help interpret experimental and clinical data. The complete original paper reference is cited below: Mathematical Model of the Electromechanical Heart Contractile System - ...
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Monoclonal antibodies to myosin head retard formation of rigor actin-myosin linkages in skinned rabbit psoas muscle fibers. Kobayashi, T.; Abe, T.; Kimura, K.; Sugi, H. // Proceedings of the Physiological Society;2013, p911P Muscle contraction results from cyclic attachment and detachment between myosin head in the thick filament and actin in the thin filament. According to biochemical studies on the actomyosin ATPase reaction, the myosin head (M), in the form of M â‹… ADP â‹… Pi, first attaches to actin... ...
Blebbistatin inhibits myosin ATPase activity and this way acto-myosin based motility. It binds halfway between the nucleotide binding pocket and the actin binding cleft of myosin, predominantly in an actin detached conformation.[10] This type of inhibition relaxes the acto-myosin myofilaments and leads to several biological effects. Blebbistatin inhibits the formation of blebs in melanoma cell culture,[11] hence its name. At a cellular level, blebbistatin also inhibits cytokinesis [11] and may also disrupt mitotic spindle formation.[12] Migration of cells can be either enhanced or inhibited depending on other conditions.[13] In neurons, blebbistatin was found to promote neurite outgrowth.[14] At the organ level blebbistatin stops the contraction of skeletal muscle [15] or heart muscle.[16] Blebbistatin has also been found to stabilize the super relaxed state in the myofilaments, where myosin heads are in a helical order and interact with each other but not with actin.[17][18][19] ...
The functional properties of airway smooth muscle are fundamental to the properties of the airways in vivo. However, many of the distinctive characteristics of smooth muscle are not easily accounted for on the basis of molecular models developed to account for the properties of striated muscles. The specialized ultrastructural features and regulatory mechanisms present in smooth muscle are likely to form the basis for many of its characteristic properties. The molecular organization and structure of the contractile apparatus in smooth muscle is consistent with a model of force generation based on the relative sliding of adjacent actin and myosin filaments. In airway smooth muscle, actomyosin activation is initiated by the phosphorylation of the 20 kDa light chain of myosin; but there is conflicting evidence regarding the role of myosin light chain phosphorylation in tension maintenance. Tension generated by the contractile filaments is transmitted throughout the cell via a network of actin ...

AID 590850 - Binding affinity to chicken skeletal muscle tropomyosin within actomyosin protein complex at 125 uM after 1 hr...AID 590850 - Binding affinity to chicken skeletal muscle tropomyosin within actomyosin protein complex at 125 uM after 1 hr...

Binding affinity to chicken skeletal muscle tropomyosin within actomyosin protein complex at 125 uM after 1 hr followed by 10 ...
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Unidirectional Brownian motion observed in an in silico single molecule experiment of an actomyosin motor<...Unidirectional Brownian motion observed in an in silico single molecule experiment of an actomyosin motor<...

N2 - The actomyosin molecular motor, the motor composed of myosin II and actin filament, is responsible for muscle contraction ... AB - The actomyosin molecular motor, the motor composed of myosin II and actin filament, is responsible for muscle contraction ... The actomyosin molecular motor, the motor composed of myosin II and actin filament, is responsible for muscle contraction, ... abstract = "The actomyosin molecular motor, the motor composed of myosin II and actin filament, is responsible for muscle ...
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Welcome to CDC stacks | Contractile Units in Disordered Actomyosin Bundles Arise from F-Actin Buckling - 33757 | CDC Public...Welcome to CDC stacks | Contractile Units in Disordered Actomyosin Bundles Arise from F-Actin Buckling - 33757 | CDC Public...

The classic example is striated muscle, where actomyosin contractility is mediated by highly organized sarcomeres which act as ... Consistent with these results, our reconstituted actomyosin bundles show contraction at relatively high motor density, and we ...
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Blebbistatin - WikipediaBlebbistatin - Wikipedia

acto-myosin colocalization microscopy effective at 100 μM [34] C. elegans nonmuscle myosin-2 ventral enclosure effective at 100 ... Blebbistatin inhibits myosin ATPase activity and this way acto-myosin based motility. It binds halfway between the nucleotide ... This type of inhibition relaxes the acto-myosin myofilaments and leads to several biological effects. ...
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The Briarfield Chronicles: A Structural State of the Myosin V motor without nucleotide by CoureuxThe Briarfield Chronicles: A Structural State of the Myosin V motor without nucleotide by Coureux

if rigorlike str rearranges to conform seen in near rigor state on ATP intro, explains how ATP binding actomyosin rigor complex ...
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Actomyosin ring - WikipediaActomyosin ring - Wikipedia

The Actomyosin ring is a prominent structure during cytoplasmic division or cytokinesis (i.e., splitting from the parent cell ... In plant cells, there is no actomyosin ring. Instead a cell plate grows centrifugally outwards from the center of the plane of ... 2016). Actomyosin ring driven cytokinesis in budding yeast. Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology 53:19-27. Alberts, B., A. ... 2016). Actomyosin Ring Formation and Tension Generation in Eukaryotic Cytokinesis. Curr Biol. 26(15):719-737. Mana-Capelli, S ...
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Actomyosin | Definition of Actomyosin by Merriam-WebsterActomyosin | Definition of Actomyosin by Merriam-Webster

Actomyosin definition is - a contractile complex of actin and myosin that together with ATP is active during muscular ... Comments on actomyosin. What made you want to look up actomyosin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the ... Post the Definition of actomyosin to Facebook Share the Definition of actomyosin on Twitter ... The first known use of actomyosin was in 1942. See more words from the same year ...
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Structure of the fission yeast actomyosin ring during constriction | PNASStructure of the fission yeast actomyosin ring during constriction | PNAS

Structure of the fission yeast actomyosin ring. Matthew T. Swulius, Lam T. Nguyen, Mark S. Ladinsky, Davi R. Ortega, Samya Aich ... Structure of the fission yeast actomyosin ring. Matthew T. Swulius, Lam T. Nguyen, Mark S. Ladinsky, Davi R. Ortega, Samya Aich ... The Structure of Myosin II in S. pombe Actomyosin Ring.. Our current ECT data were not able to resolve the structure of myosin ... Structure of the fission yeast actomyosin ring during constriction. Matthew T. Swulius, Lam T. Nguyen, Mark S. Ladinsky, Davi R ...
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Inhibitory Ca2+-Regulation of the Physarum Actomyosin System | SpringerLinkInhibitory Ca2+-Regulation of the Physarum Actomyosin System | SpringerLink

Hartshorne, D. J., and Siemankowski, R. F., 1981, Regulation of smooth muscle actomyosin, Ann. Rev. Physiol ., 43: 519.CrossRef ... Kohama K., Ebashi S. (1986) Inhibitory Ca2+-Regulation of the Physarum Actomyosin System. In: Dove W.F., Dee J., Hatano S., ... Ebashi, S., 1963, Third component participating in the superprecipitation of natural actomyosin, Nature, 200: 1010.PubMed ... Kato, T., and Tonomura, Y., 1975, Ca2+-sensitivity of actomyosin ATPase purified from Physarum polycephalum, J. Biochem ., 77: ...
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Nonequilibrium phase diagrams for actomyosin networks - Soft Matter (RSC Publishing)Nonequilibrium phase diagrams for actomyosin networks - Soft Matter (RSC Publishing)

Nonequilibrium phase diagrams for actomyosin networks S. L. Freedman, G. M. Hocky, S. Banerjee and A. R. Dinner, Soft Matter, ... we can generate three distinct structural phases of actomyosin assemblies: bundled, polarity-sorted, and contracted. We ...
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Novel intermolecular surface force reveals actomyosin driving mechanism | EurekAlert! Science NewsNovel intermolecular surface force reveals actomyosin driving mechanism | EurekAlert! Science News

Many attempts have thus been made to explain the molecular origin of the actomyosin motility. ... actomyosin) generates contraction force of a muscle utilizing the adenosine triphosphate (ATP) hydrolysis reaction. ... Novel intermolecular surface force reveals actomyosin driving mechanism. Tohoku University. Journal. Cytoskeleton. Keywords. * ... IMAGE: This is a novel force generation mechanism of actomyosin. An actin filament (F-actin) produces an electric field (black ...
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Myosin cleft movement and its coupling to actomyosin dissociation.  - PubMed - NCBIMyosin cleft movement and its coupling to actomyosin dissociation. - PubMed - NCBI

Myosin cleft movement and its coupling to actomyosin dissociation.. Conibear PB1, Bagshaw CR, Fajer PG, Kovács M, Málnási- ... Thus ATP binding to actomyosin causes actin dissociation, whereas actin binding to the myosin accelerates ADP and phosphate ...
more infohttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14502269

Polar actomyosin contractility destabilizes the position of the cytokinetic furrow.  - PubMed - NCBIPolar actomyosin contractility destabilizes the position of the cytokinetic furrow. - PubMed - NCBI

Polar actomyosin contractility destabilizes the position of the cytokinetic furrow.. Sedzinski J1, Biro M, Oswald A, Tinevez JY ... Although studies of cytokinetic mechanics mostly focus on the equatorial constriction ring, a contractile actomyosin cortex is ...
more infohttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21822289?dopt=Abstract

Myosin Binding Protein-C: A Regulator of Actomyosin Interaction in Striated MuscleMyosin Binding Protein-C: A Regulator of Actomyosin Interaction in Striated Muscle

... Maegen A. Ackermann and Aikaterini ... Maegen A. Ackermann and Aikaterini Kontrogianni-Konstantopoulos, "Myosin Binding Protein-C: A Regulator of Actomyosin ...
more infohttps://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/2011/636403/cta/

Cannabinoid-induced actomyosin contractility shapes neuronal morphology and growth. | Sigma-AldrichCannabinoid-induced actomyosin contractility shapes neuronal morphology and growth. | Sigma-Aldrich

Cannabinoid-induced actomyosin contractility shapes neuronal morphology and growth.. [Alexandre B Roland, Ana Ricobaraza, ... Our results suggest that CB1R can rapidly transform the neuronal cytoskeleton through actomyosin contractility, resulting in ... dependent contraction of the actomyosin cytoskeleton, through a Rho-GTPase and Rho-associated kinase (ROCK). This induces rapid ...
more infohttps://www.sigmaaldrich.com/catalog/papers/25225054

Characterization of the pre-force-generation state in the actomyosin cross-bridge cycle | PNASCharacterization of the pre-force-generation state in the actomyosin cross-bridge cycle | PNAS

We conclude that a pre-force generation ADP·Pi state is populated in the actomyosin ATPase cycle, which may be critical for the ... 2004) Coupling between phosphate release and force generation in muscle actomyosin. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 359:1913 ... Characterization of the pre-force-generation state in the actomyosin cross-bridge cycle. Mingxuan Sun, Michael B. Rose, Shobana ... 2005) Magnesium, ADP, and actin binding linkage of myosin V: Evidence for multiple myosin V-ADP and actomyosin V-ADP states. ...
more infohttps://www.pnas.org/content/105/25/8631

Novel intermolecular surface force reveals actomyosin dri...Novel intermolecular surface force reveals actomyosin dri...

Novel intermolecular surface force reveals actomyosin driving mechanism The actin and myosin complex (actomyosin) generates ... Many attempts have thus been made to explain the molecular origin of the actomyosin motility. A myosin power stroke model, ... The actin and myosin complex (actomyosin) generates contraction force of a muscle utilizing the adenosine triphosphate (ATP) ... This article is, therefore, the first to successfully unveil the actomyosin driving mechanism by introducing a novel ...
more infohttp://www.researchsea.com/html/article.php/aid/11194/cid/1/research/science/tohoku_university/novel_intermolecular_surface_force_reveals_actomyosin_driving_mechanism.html

PCP and Septins Compartmentalize Cortical Actomyosin to Direct Collective Cell Movement | SciencePCP and Septins Compartmentalize Cortical Actomyosin to Direct Collective Cell Movement | Science

Sculpting Actomyosin. The sculpting of embryos during development involves coordinated movement of cells in large groups. How ... PCP and Septins Compartmentalize Cortical Actomyosin to Direct Collective Cell Movement Message Subject. (Your Name) has ... Despite our understanding of actomyosin function in individual migrating cells, we know little about the mechanisms by which ... By directing septin-mediated compartmentalization of cortical actomyosin, PCP proteins coordinate the specific shortening of ...
more infohttp://science.sciencemag.org/content/343/6171/649

Myosin IIA-related Actomyosin Contractility Mediates Oxidative Stress-induced Neuronal Apoptosis. | Sigma-AldrichMyosin IIA-related Actomyosin Contractility Mediates Oxidative Stress-induced Neuronal Apoptosis. | Sigma-Aldrich

Myosin IIA-related Actomyosin Contractility Mediates Oxidative Stress-induced Neuronal Apoptosis.. [Yan Wang, Yingqiong Xu, ...
more infohttps://www.sigmaaldrich.com/catalog/papers/28352215

Involvement of an Actomyosin Contractile Ring in Saccharomyces cerevisiae Cytokinesis | JCBInvolvement of an Actomyosin Contractile Ring in Saccharomyces cerevisiae Cytokinesis | JCB

Involvement of an Actomyosin Contractile Ring in Saccharomyces cerevisiae Cytokinesis Erfei Bi, Paul Maddox, Daniel J. Lew, E.D ... Involvement of an Actomyosin Contractile Ring in Saccharomyces cerevisiae Cytokinesis Erfei Bi, Paul Maddox, Daniel J. Lew, E.D ... The actomyosin ring then contracts to a point and disappears. In the absence of F-actin, the Myo1p ring does not contract. ... Thus, the contractile actomyosin ring is not essential for cytokinesis in S. cerevisiae. In its absence, cytokinesis can still ...
more infohttp://jcb.rupress.org/content/142/5/1301?ijkey=48563abde534c01d02fb31c86bf835826ea61367&keytype2=tf_ipsecsha

Curvature-induced expulsion of actomyosin bundles during cytokinetic ring contraction | eLifeCurvature-induced expulsion of actomyosin bundles during cytokinetic ring contraction | eLife

Cytokinetic actomyosin ring disassembly occurs through a novel mechanism in which the increased ring curvature, generated ... The bundles associated with the actomyosin ring became more prominent when the actomyosin ring contracted to a diameter of 2.26 ... The expulsion of micron-scale actomyosin bundles may serve as a major mechanism to disassemble actomyosin rings during ... Many eukaryotes assemble a ring-shaped actomyosin network that contracts to drive cytokinesis. Unlike actomyosin in sarcomeres ...
more infohttps://elifesciences.org/articles/21383

Frontiers | Myosin IIA-related Actomyosin Contractility Mediates Oxidative Stress-induced Neuronal Apoptosis | Frontiers in...Frontiers | Myosin IIA-related Actomyosin Contractility Mediates Oxidative Stress-induced Neuronal Apoptosis | Frontiers in...

The actomyosin system is considered to be responsible for the morphological changes, but how exactly it regulates oxidative ... Based on our observation, myosin IIA-actin complex contributes to actomyosin contractility and is associated with the positive ... The actomyosin system is considered to be responsible for the morphological changes, but how exactly it regulates oxidative ... Myosin IIA-related Actomyosin Contractility Mediates Oxidative Stress-induced Neuronal Apoptosis. Yan Wang1, Yingqiong Xu1, ...
more infohttps://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnmol.2017.00075/full

The Tem1 small GTPase controls actomyosin and septin dynamics during cytokinesis | Journal of Cell ScienceThe Tem1 small GTPase controls actomyosin and septin dynamics during cytokinesis | Journal of Cell Science

Tem1p is not required for the assembly of the actomyosin ring but controls actomyosin and septin dynamics during cytokinesis. ... The Tem1 small GTPase controls actomyosin and septin dynamics during cytokinesis. J. Lippincott, K.B. Shannon, W. Shou, R.J. ... The Tem1 small GTPase controls actomyosin and septin dynamics during cytokinesis. J. Lippincott, K.B. Shannon, W. Shou, R.J. ... The Tem1 small GTPase controls actomyosin and septin dynamics during cytokinesis. J. Lippincott, K.B. Shannon, W. Shou, R.J. ...
more infohttp://jcs.biologists.org/content/114/7/1379.long

Formin-generated actomyosin arcs propel T cell receptor microcluster movement at the immune synapse | JCBFormin-generated actomyosin arcs propel T cell receptor microcluster movement at the immune synapse | JCB

Actomyosin arcs are also a very prominent feature of the primary mouse CD8+ T cell IS. (A) 3D-SIM image of a primary mouse CD8+ ... S1 shows that actomyosin arcs exist in primary mouse CD8+ T cells and that td-Tomato-F-Tractin, but not RFP-actin, labels actin ... active conformation of LFA-1 commonly colocalizes with actomyosin arcs in maturing synapses argues that actomyosin arcs ... Formin-generated actomyosin arcs propel T cell receptor microcluster movement at the immune synapse. View ORCID Profile ...
more infohttp://jcb.rupress.org/content/215/3/383

Actomyosin contraction of the posterior hemisphere is required for inversion of the Volvox embryo | DevelopmentActomyosin contraction of the posterior hemisphere is required for inversion of the Volvox embryo | Development

Actomyosin inhibitors cause enlargement of the embryo. The bend propagation is inhibited halfway and, as a consequence, the ... We conclude that the principal role of actomyosin in inversion is to cause a compaction of the posterior hemisphere; unless the ... Actomyosin contraction of the posterior hemisphere is required for inversion of the Volvox embryo ... The arrested posterior hemisphere will resume and complete inversion even in the presence of an actomyosin inhibitor if the ...
more infohttp://dev.biologists.org/content/126/10/2117
  • To provide a clue to resolve the controversy between the lever-arm mechanism and the Brownian ratchet-like mechanism, we here report an in silico single molecule experiment of an actomyosin motor.When we placed myosin on an actin filament and allowed myosin to move along the filament, we found that myosin exhibits a unidirectional Brownian motion along the filament. (elsevier.com)
  • We report that micron-scale actin bundles are expelled during contraction of the actomyosin ring in a ring curvature-dependent manner in intact cells, in spheroplasts, and when isolated actomyosin rings are triggered to contract with ATP. (elifesciences.org)
  • Because the Tem1 small GTPase (Tem1p) is required for the completion of mitosis, we investigated its role in regulating septin and actomyosin ring dynamics in the background of the net1-1 mutation, which bypasses the anaphase cell cycle arrest in Tem1-deficient cells. (biologists.org)
  • Here, we employed an agent-based computational model based on Brownian dynamics to identify critical factors facilitating the pulsatile contraction of actomyosin networks. (aps.org)
  • In this work, we use live animal imaging to monitor Ca2+ signaling and actomyosin dynamics in spermathecal cells during ovulation. (labroots.com)
  • Cells that are genetically perturbed to manifest constitutively active adhesion regulators are unable to properly remodel their focal adhesions and facilitate the generation of a uniform actomyosin cortex. (wikipedia.org)
  • By directing septin-mediated compartmentalization of cortical actomyosin, PCP proteins coordinate the specific shortening of mesenchymal cell-cell contacts, which in turn powers cell interdigitation. (sciencemag.org)
  • Many attempts have thus been made to explain the molecular origin of the actomyosin motility. (eurekalert.org)
  • Andrei Khrennikov, Sergei Kozyrev, Alf Månsson, "Hierarchical model of the actomyosin molecular motor based on ultrametric diffusion with drift", Infin. (mathnet.ru)
  • This is a novel force generation mechanism of actomyosin. (eurekalert.org)
  • Now, a research group, led by Emeritus Professor Makoto Suzuki at Tohoku University in collaboration with Professor Nobuyuki Matubayasi at Osaka University, has succeeded in explaining the actomyosin driving mechanism according to the experimental thermodynamics data. (eurekalert.org)
  • This article is, therefore, the first to successfully unveil the actomyosin driving mechanism by introducing a novel intermolecular surface force. (eurekalert.org)
  • The exact mechanism governing disassembly of actomyosin rings and whether and how the ring disassembly is coordinated to ring contraction have remained unknown so far. (elifesciences.org)
  • Our results have identified a pre-force-generation actomyosin ADP·P i state, and suggest force generation may occur from a state not yet seen by crystallography in which the actin binding cleft and the nucleotide binding pocket are closed. (pnas.org)
  • 2014). Actomyosin networks and tissue morphogenesis. (wikipedia.org)
  • The actomyosin ring then contracts to a point and disappears. (rupress.org)
  • 2016). Embryonic ring closure: Actomyosin rings do the two-step. (wikipedia.org)
  • The arrested posterior hemisphere will resume and complete inversion even in the presence of an actomyosin inhibitor if the anterior hemisphere is removed microsurgically. (biologists.org)