An actin capping protein that binds to the barbed-ends of ACTIN filaments. It is a heterodimer consisting of an alpha and a beta subunit. It regulates actin assembly by stabilizing actin oligomers for elongation. In SKELETAL MUSCLE, CapZ is localized to the Z-disk.
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.
Fibers composed of MICROFILAMENT PROTEINS, which are predominately ACTIN. They are the smallest of the cytoskeletal filaments.
A family of low MOLECULAR WEIGHT actin-binding proteins found throughout eukaryotes. They remodel the actin CYTOSKELETON by severing ACTIN FILAMENTS and increasing the rate of monomer dissociation.
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.
Actin capping proteins are cytoskeletal proteins that bind to the ends of ACTIN FILAMENTS to regulate actin polymerization.
A 90-kDa protein produced by macrophages that severs ACTIN filaments and forms a cap on the newly exposed filament end. Gelsolin is activated by CALCIUM ions and participates in the assembly and disassembly of actin, thereby increasing the motility of some CELLS.
The structural and functional changes by which SPERMATOZOA become capable of oocyte FERTILIZATION. It normally requires exposing the sperm to the female genital tract for a period of time to bring about increased SPERM MOTILITY and the ACROSOME REACTION before fertilization in the FALLOPIAN TUBES can take place.
The process of germ cell development in the male from the primordial germ cells, through SPERMATOGONIA; SPERMATOCYTES; SPERMATIDS; to the mature haploid SPERMATOZOA.
Members of the class of compounds composed of AMINO ACIDS joined together by peptide bonds between adjacent amino acids into linear, branched or cyclical structures. OLIGOPEPTIDES are composed of approximately 2-12 amino acids. Polypeptides are composed of approximately 13 or more amino acids. PROTEINS are linear polypeptides that are normally synthesized on RIBOSOMES.
Partial proteins formed by partial hydrolysis of complete proteins or generated through PROTEIN ENGINEERING techniques.
A collection of cloned peptides, or chemically synthesized peptides, frequently consisting of all possible combinations of amino acids making up an n-amino acid peptide.
Small cationic peptides that are an important component, in most species, of early innate and induced defenses against invading microbes. In animals they are found on mucosal surfaces, within phagocytic granules, and on the surface of the body. They are also found in insects and plants. Among others, this group includes the DEFENSINS, protegrins, tachyplesins, and thionins. They displace DIVALENT CATIONS from phosphate groups of MEMBRANE LIPIDS leading to disruption of the membrane.
Peptides whose amino and carboxy ends are linked together with a peptide bond forming a circular chain. Some of them are ANTI-INFECTIVE AGENTS. Some of them are biosynthesized non-ribosomally (PEPTIDE BIOSYNTHESIS, NON-RIBOSOMAL).
Experimentation on STEM CELLS and on the use of stem cells.
Female germ cells derived from OOGONIA and termed OOCYTES when they enter MEIOSIS. The primary oocytes begin meiosis but are arrested at the diplotene state until OVULATION at PUBERTY to give rise to haploid secondary oocytes or ova (OVUM).
Minute cells produced during development of an OOCYTE as it undergoes MEIOSIS. A polar body contains one of the nuclei derived from the first or second meiotic CELL DIVISION. Polar bodies have practically no CYTOPLASM. They are eventually discarded by the oocyte. (from King & Stansfield, A Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)
Software used to locate data or information stored in machine-readable form locally or at a distance such as an INTERNET site.
Databases devoted to knowledge about specific genes and gene products.
The complete genetic complement contained in the DNA of a set of CHROMOSOMES in a HUMAN. The length of the human genome is about 3 billion base pairs.
Immunoglobulin molecules having a specific amino acid sequence by virtue of which they interact only with the ANTIGEN (or a very similar shape) that induced their synthesis in cells of the lymphoid series (especially PLASMA CELLS).
A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.
A bibliographic database that includes MEDLINE as its primary subset. It is produced by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), part of the NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE. PubMed, which is searchable through NLM's Web site, also includes access to additional citations to selected life sciences journals not in MEDLINE, and links to other resources such as the full-text of articles at participating publishers' Web sites, NCBI's molecular biology databases, and PubMed Central.
A publication issued at stated, more or less regular, intervals.
"The business or profession of the commercial production and issuance of literature" (Webster's 3d). It includes the publisher, publication processes, editing and editors. Production may be by conventional printing methods or by electronic publishing.
The network of filaments, tubules, and interconnecting filamentous bridges which give shape, structure, and organization to the cytoplasm.
The premier bibliographic database of the NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE. MEDLINE® (MEDLARS Online) is the primary subset of PUBMED and can be searched on NLM's Web site in PubMed or the NLM Gateway. MEDLINE references are indexed with MEDICAL SUBJECT HEADINGS (MeSH).
Publications in any medium issued in successive parts bearing numerical or chronological designations and intended to be continued indefinitely. (ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983, p203)
Proteins that originate from insect species belonging to the genus DROSOPHILA. The proteins from the most intensely studied species of Drosophila, DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER, are the subject of much interest in the area of MORPHOGENESIS and development.
A genus of small, two-winged flies containing approximately 900 described species. These organisms are the most extensively studied of all genera from the standpoint of genetics and cytology.
Hollow sacs of cells in LARVA that form adult structures in insects during BIOLOGICAL METAMORPHOSIS.
A species of fruit fly much used in genetics because of the large size of its chromosomes.
Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.
One of the mechanisms by which CELL DEATH occurs (compare with NECROSIS and AUTOPHAGOCYTOSIS). Apoptosis is the mechanism responsible for the physiological deletion of cells and appears to be intrinsically programmed. It is characterized by distinctive morphologic changes in the nucleus and cytoplasm, chromatin cleavage at regularly spaced sites, and the endonucleolytic cleavage of genomic DNA; (DNA FRAGMENTATION); at internucleosomal sites. This mode of cell death serves as a balance to mitosis in regulating the size of animal tissues and in mediating pathologic processes associated with tumor growth.
A dynamic actin-rich extension of the surface of an animal cell used for locomotion or prehension of food.
Spiny processes on DENDRITES, each of which receives excitatory input from one nerve ending (NERVE ENDINGS). They are commonly found on PURKINJE CELLS and PYRAMIDAL CELLS.
Devices for accelerating protons or electrons in closed orbits where the accelerating voltage and magnetic field strength varies (the accelerating voltage is held constant for electrons) in order to keep the orbit radius constant.
Insulated enclosures in which temperature, humidity, and other environmental conditions can be regulated at levels optimal for growth, hatching, reproduction, or metabolic reactions.
The formation of crystalline substances from solutions or melts. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
The scattering of x-rays by matter, especially crystals, with accompanying variation in intensity due to interference effects. Analysis of the crystal structure of materials is performed by passing x-rays through them and registering the diffraction image of the rays (CRYSTALLOGRAPHY, X-RAY). (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Critical and exhaustive investigation or experimentation, having for its aim the discovery of new facts and their correct interpretation, the revision of accepted conclusions, theories, or laws in the light of newly discovered facts, or the practical application of such new or revised conclusions, theories, or laws. (Webster, 3d ed)
The study of crystal structure using X-RAY DIFFRACTION techniques. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)

Molecular cloning and characterization of the human orthologue of male germ cell-specific actin capping protein alpha3 (cpalpha3). (1/64)

We report here the molecular cloning and characterization of a novel human actin capping protein alpha3 (cpalpha3) cDNA, an orthologue of the mouse male germ cell-specific cpalpha3, and the organization of the human cpalpha3 genomic structure. The entire coding region of the human cpalpha3 cDNA showed 82.1% similarity with the mouse cpalpha3. The predicted amino acid sequence was 91.3% identical to the mouse protein and the actin-binding motif in the C-terminal region is highly conserved among species. The mRNA of the human cpalpha3 gene was found to be exclusively expressed in the testis. Western blot analysis detected a 33 kDa protein in human testis and sperm. Immunohistochemistry showed that the main localization of human CPalpha3 protein was in the neck region of ejaculated sperm, with moderate and faint signals also detected in the tail and postacrosome region respectively. Furthermore the localization of CPalpha3 coincided with the species-specific distribution of actin in human sperm. The human cpalpha3 gene was mapped to chromosome 12p12 by computer database cloning of human genomic DNA and was proven to be intronless. CPalpha3 may play a physiologically important role in sperm architecture as well as in fertility of the human male.  (+info)

Actin capping protein: an essential element in protein kinase signaling to the myofilaments. (2/64)

Actin capping protein (CapZ) binds the barbed ends of actin at sarcomeric Z-lines. In addition to anchoring actin, Z-discs bind protein kinase C (PKC). Although CapZ is crucial for myofibrillogenesis, its role in muscle function and intracellular signaling is unknown. We hypothesized that CapZ downregulation would impair myocardial function and disrupt PKC-myofilament signaling by impairing PKC-Z-disc interaction. To test these hypotheses, we examined transgenic (TG) mice in which cardiac CapZ protein is reduced. Fiber bundles were dissected from papillary muscles and detergent extracted. Some fiber bundles were treated with PKC activators phenylephrine (PHE) or endothelin (ET) before detergent extraction. We simultaneously measured Ca2+-dependent tension and actomyosin MgATPase activity. CapZ downregulation increased myofilament Ca2+ sensitivity without affecting maximum tension or actomyosin MgATPase activity. Maximum tension and actomyosin MgATPase activity were decreased after PHE or ET treatment of wild-type (WT) muscle. Fiber bundles from TG hearts did not respond to PHE or ET. Immunoblot analysis revealed an increase in myofilament-associated PKC-epsilon after PHE or ET exposure of WT preparations. In contrast, myofilament-associated PKC-epsilon was decreased after PHE or ET treatment in TG myocardium. Protein levels of myofilament-associated PKC-beta were decreased in TG ventricle. C-protein and troponin I phosphorylation was increased after PHE or ET treatment in WT and TG hearts. Basal phosphorylation levels of C-protein and troponin I were higher in TG myocardium. These results indicate that downregulation of CapZ, or other changes associated with CapZ downregulation, increases cardiac myofilament Ca2+ sensitivity, inhibits PKC-mediated control of myofilament activation, and decreases myofilament-associated PKC-beta.  (+info)

V-1, a protein expressed transiently during murine cerebellar development, regulates actin polymerization via interaction with capping protein. (3/64)

V-1 is a 12-kDa protein consisting of three consecutive ANK repeats, which are believed to serve as the surface for protein-protein interactions. It is thought to have a role in neural development for its temporal profile of expression during murine cerebellar development, but its precise role remains unknown. Here we applied the proteomic approach to search for protein targets that interact with V-1. The V-1 cDNA attached with a tandem affinity purification tag was expressed in the cultured 293T cells, and the protein complex formed within the cells were captured and characterized by mass spectrometry. We detected two polypeptides specifically associated with V-1, which were identified as the alpha and beta subunits of the capping protein (CP, alternatively called CapZ or beta-actinin). CP regulates actin polymerization by capping the barbed end of the actin filament. The V-1.CP complex was detected not only in cultured cells transfected with the V-1 cDNA but also endogenously in cells as well as in murine cerebellar extracts. An analysis of the V-1/CP interaction by surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy showed that V-1 formed a stable complex with the CP heterodimer with a dissociation constant of 1.2 x 10(-7) m and a molecular stoichiometry of approximately 1:1. In addition, V-1 inhibited the CP-regulated actin polymerization in vitro in a dose-dependent manner. Thus, our results suggest that V-1 is a novel component that regulates the dynamics of actin polymerization by interacting with CP and thereby participates in a variety of cellular processes such as actin-driven cell movements and motility during neuronal development.  (+info)

Crystal structure of CapZ: structural basis for actin filament barbed end capping. (4/64)

Capping protein, a heterodimeric protein composed of alpha and beta subunits, is a key cellular component regulating actin filament assembly and organization. It binds to the barbed ends of the filaments and works as a 'cap' by preventing the addition and loss of actin monomers at the end. Here we describe the crystal structure of the chicken sarcomeric capping protein CapZ at 2.1 A resolution. The structure shows a striking resemblance between the alpha and beta subunits, so that the entire molecule has a pseudo 2-fold rotational symmetry. CapZ has a pair of mobile extensions for actin binding, one of which also provides concomitant binding to another protein for the actin filament targeting. The mobile extensions probably form flexible links to the end of the actin filament with a pseudo 2(1) helical symmetry, enabling the docking of the two in a symmetry mismatch.  (+info)

Regulation of sodium channel activity by capping of actin filaments. (5/64)

Ion transport in various tissues can be regulated by the cortical actin cytoskeleton. Specifically, involvement of actin dynamics in the regulation of nonvoltage-gated sodium channels has been shown. Herein, inside-out patch clamp experiments were performed to study the effect of the heterodimeric actin capping protein CapZ on sodium channel regulation in leukemia K562 cells. The channels were activated by cytochalasin-induced disruption of actin filaments and inactivated by G-actin under ionic conditions promoting rapid actin polymerization. CapZ had no direct effect on channel activity. However, being added together with G-actin, CapZ prevented actin-induced channel inactivation, and this effect occurred at CapZ/actin molar ratios from 1:5 to 1:100. When actin was allowed to polymerize at the plasma membrane to induce partial channel inactivation, subsequent addition of CapZ restored the channel activity. These results can be explained by CapZ-induced inhibition of further assembly of actin filaments at the plasma membrane due to the modification of actin dynamics by CapZ. No effect on the channel activity was observed in response to F-actin, confirming that the mechanism of channel inactivation does not involve interaction of the channel with preformed filaments. Our data show that actin-capping protein can participate in the cytoskeleton-associated regulation of sodium transport in nonexcitable cells.  (+info)

Linking the T cell surface protein CD2 to the actin-capping protein CAPZ via CMS and CIN85. (6/64)

Recruitment of CD2 to the immunological synapse in response to antigen is dependent on its proline-rich cytoplasmic tail. A peptide from this region (CD2:322-339) isolated CMS (human CD2AP); a related protein, CIN85; and the actin capping protein, CAPZ from a T cell line. In BIAcore analyses, the N-terminal SH3 domains of CMS and CIN85 bound CD2:322-339 with similar dissociation constants (KD = approximately 100 microm). CAPZ bound the C-terminal half of CMS and CIN85. Direct binding between CMS/CIN85 and CAPZ provides a link with the actin cytoskeleton. Overexpression of a fragment from the C-terminal half or the N-terminal SH3 domain of CD2AP in a mouse T cell hybridoma resulted in enhanced interleukin-2 production and reduced T cell receptor down-modulation in response to antigen. These adaptor proteins are important in T cell signaling consistent with a role for CD2 in regulating pathways initiated by CMS/CIN85 and CAPZ.  (+info)

Role for phosphoinositide 3-kinase in Fc gamma RIIA-induced platelet shape change. (7/64)

Platelets transform from disks to irregular spheres, grow filopodia, form ruffles, and spread on surfaces coated with anti-Fc gamma RIIA antibody. Fc gamma RIIA cross-linking leads to a tenfold increase in actin filament barbed end exposure and robust actin assembly. Activation of the small GTPases Rac and Cdc42 follows Fc gamma RIIA cross-linking. Shape change, actin filament barbed end exposure, and quantifiable actin assembly require phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3-kinase) activity and a rise in intracellular calcium. PI3-kinase inhibition blocks activation of Rac, but not of Cdc42, and diminishes the association of Arp2/3 complex and CapZ with polymerized actin. Furthermore, addition of constitutively active D-3 phosphorylated polyphosphoinositides or recombinant PI3-kinase subunits to octylglucoside-permeabilized platelets elicits actin filament barbed end exposure by releasing gelsolin and CapZ from the cytoskeleton. Our findings place PI3-kinase activity upstream of Rac, gelsolin, and Arp2/3 complex activation induced by Fc gamma RIIA and clearly distinguish the Fc gamma RIIA signaling pathway to actin filament assembly from the thrombin receptor protease-activated receptor (PAR)-1 pathway.  (+info)

Interactions between the evolutionarily conserved, actin-related protein, Arp11, actin, and Arp1. (8/64)

The dynein activator dynactin is a multiprotein complex with distinct microtubule- and cargo-binding domains. The cargo-binding domain contains a short, actin-like filament of the actin-related protein Arp1, a second actin-related protein, Arp11, and conventional actin. The length of this filament is invariant in dynactin isolated from multiple species and tissues, suggesting that activities that regulate Arp1 polymerization are important for dynactin assembly. Arp11 is present in a protein complex localized at the pointed end of the Arp1 minifilament, whereas actin capping protein (CapZ) is present at the barbed end. Either might cooperate with conventional actin to cap Arp1. We tested the ability of Arp11 to interact with conventional actin and found it could coassemble. Like Arp1, cytosolic Arp11 is found only in dynactin, suggesting that Arp11 and free cytosolic actin do not interact significantly. Recombinant Arp11 and Arp1 were demonstrated to interact by coprecipitation. We developed an in vivo assay for Arp11-Arp1 interaction based on previous observations that Arp1 forms filamentous assemblies when overexpressed in cultured cells. Arp11 significantly decreases the formation of these organized Arp1 assemblies. Finally, this assay was used to confirm the identity of a putative Arp11 homolog in Drosophila melanogaster.  (+info)

A fundamental question regarding autophagosome formation is how the shape of the double-membrane autophagosomal vesicle is generated. Here we show that in mammalian cells assembly of an actin scaffold inside the isolation membrane (the autophagosomal precursor) is essential for autophagosomal membrane shaping. Actin filaments are depolymerized shortly after starvation and actin is assembled into a network within the isolation membrane. When formation of actin puncta is disrupted by an actin polymerization inhibitor or by knocking down the actin-capping protein CapZβ, isolation membranes and omegasomes collapse into mixed-membrane bundles. Formation of actin puncta is PtdIns(3)P dependent, and inhibition of PtdIns(3)P formation by treating cells with the PI(3)K inhibitor 3-MA, or by knocking down Beclin-1, abolishes the formation of actin puncta. Binding of CapZ to PtdIns(3)P, which is enriched in omegasomes, stimulates actin polymerization. Our findings illuminate the mechanism underlying
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F-actin-capping proteins bind in a Ca(2+)-independent manner to the fast growing ends of actin filaments (barbed end) thereby blocking the exchange of subunits at these ends. Unlike other capping proteins (such as gelsolin and severin), these proteins do not sever actin filaments.
Dynamic behavior of actin filaments in cells is the basis of many different cellular activities. Remodeling of the actin filament network involves polymerization and depolymerization of the filaments. Proteins that regulate these behaviors include proteins that sever and/or cap actin filaments. This report presents direct observation of severing of fluorescently-labeled actin filaments. Coverslips coated with gelsolin, a multi-domain, calcium-dependent capping and severing protein, bound rhodamine-phalloidin-saturated filaments along their length in the presence of EGTA. Upon addition of calcium, attached filaments bent as they broke. Actophorin, a low molecular weight, monomer sequestering, calcium-independent severing protein did not sever phalloidin-saturated filaments. Both gCap 39, a gelsolin-like, calcium-dependent capping protein that does not sever filaments, and CapZ, a heterodimeric, non-calcium-dependent capping protein, bound the filaments by one end to the coverslip. Visualization ...
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Formins are multi domain proteins present ubiquitously in all eukaryotes from lower fungi to higher vertebrates. Formins are characterized by the presence of formin homology domain-2 (FH2) and formin homology domain-1 (FH1). There are fifteen different formins present in mouse and human. Among these metazoan formins, Delphilin is a unique formin having two PDZ domains at the N-terminus and FH1, FH2 domain at the C-terminus respectively. In this study we observed that Delphilin binds to actin filaments, and Delphilin inhibits actin filament elongation like barbed end capping protein CapZ. In vitro, Delphilin stabilized actin filaments by inhibiting actin filament depolymerisation. Therefore, our study demonstrates Delphilin as an actin-filament capping protein ...
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F-actin-capping proteins bind in a Ca(2+)-independent manner to the fast growing ends of actin filaments (barbed end) thereby blocking the exchange of subunits at these ends. Unlike other capping proteins (such as gelsolin and severin), these proteins do not sever actin filaments. The isoform beta-3 may play a role in spermatogenesis. Alternatively, may play a role in later maturation steps such as capacitation and fertilization which involve changes of membrane domains. May play a role in the regulation of cell morphology and cytoskeletal organization.
CAPZA1 is a member of the F-actin capping protein alpha subunit family. This gene encodes the alpha subunit of the barbed-end actin binding protein. The protein regulates growth of the actin filament by capping the barbed end of growing actin filaments.
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From the above, it is clear that filament architectures and mechanisms of assembly range from the simple isodesmic to extremely complex two‐protein matrix‐associated collaborative filament systems, and examples of such complex collaborative assemblies are probably fairly common as they are important components of large, self‐assembling systems. The addition of a lateral binding partner to all, or a subset of subunits along the filament, either through a neighbouring matrix or indeed another filament creates opportunities for complex and emerging properties of the resulting systems.. The most obvious, but by no means only consequence is that collaborative filaments may be restricted in occurrence to the site of the matrix or scaffold they bind to.. The large number of additional, lateral binding sites sometimes creates large cooperativity effects that enable filaments to bind with extreme affinity to their partner, even if the individual binding energies, per subunit, are rather small. The ...
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DNA aneuploidy has been identified as a prognostic factor for epithelial malignancies. Further understanding of the translation of DNA aneuploidy into protein expression will help to define novel biomarkers to improve therapies and prognosis. DNA ploidy was assessed by image cytometry. Comparison of gel-electrophoresis-based protein expression patterns of three diploid and four aneuploid colorectal cancer cell lines detected 64 ploidy-associated proteins. Proteins were identified by mass spectrometry and subjected to Ingenuity Pathway Analysis resulting in two overlapping high-ranked networks maintaining Cellular Assembly and Organization, Cell Cycle, and Cellular Growth and Proliferation. CAPZA1, TXNL1, and HDAC2 were significantly validated by Western blotting in cell lines and the latter two showed expression differences also in clinical samples using a tissue microarray of normal mucosa (n=19), diploid (n=31), and aneuploid (n=47) carcinomas. The results suggest that distinct protein ...
In the present study, we demonstrated the prognostic value of CapG as well as its important role in proliferation and metastasis of glioma. In the TCGA data analysis, we attempted to explore the correlation of CapG with common genetic alterations of GBM. Notably, we noted that CapG expression was correlated to several of them (amplifications of CDK6, EGFR, MET and SYK, mutations of PTEN and RB1), and the correlation was only observed in non-proneural or proneural subtype. These data provide a clue for further study of the regulation of CapG expression in GBM patients. Moreover, we investigated the influence of differential CapG expression on GBM patient prognosis stratified by these molecular alterations. Kaplan-Meier analysis suggested that the prognostic significance of CapG was dependent on the status of EGFR or CDK6 alteration.. EGFR is a vital oncogene found in many malignancies, and the majority of GBM show activated EGFR signaling through its amplification or genetic alteration, which ...
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This, along with plus end capping proteins, such as capZ stabilise the structure of the actin filament. End capping is ... is a protein which binds and caps the minus end of actin (the "pointed" end), regulating the length of actin filaments in ... The protein functions by physically blocking the spontaneous dissociation of ADP-bound actin monomers from the minus end of the ... TMOD1 TMOD2 TMOD3 TMOD4 Rao, J. N.; Madasu, Y.; Dominguez, R. (24 July 2014). "Mechanism of actin filament pointed-end capping ...
F-actin-capping protein subunit beta, also known as CapZβ is a protein that in humans is encoded by the CAPZB gene. CapZβ ... The protein regulates growth of the actin filament by capping the barbed end of growing actin filaments. CapZβ functions to cap ... CapZ works in concert with tropomodulin, which caps actin at pointed ends. In muscle, the interaction of CapZ with actin is ... CapZ interacts with α-actinin, nebulette, nebulin, HSC70. at the Z-disc. CAPZB is a member of the F-actin capping protein ...
Actin-capping protein, CapZ appears to affect the localization of PKCε to Z-lines and modulates the cardiomyocyte response to ... "Actin capping protein: an essential element in protein kinase signaling to the myofilaments". Circulation Research. 90 (12): ... Sarcomeric proteins have been identified in PKCε signaling complexes, including actin, cTnT, tropomyosin, desmin, and myosin ... Zeidman R, Trollér U, Raghunath A, Påhlman S, Larsson C (Jan 2002). "Protein kinase Cepsilon actin-binding site is important ...
"Interaction of S100a0 protein with the actin capping protein, CapZ: characterization of a putative S100a0 binding site in CapZ ... F-actin-capping protein subunit alpha-2 also known as CapZ-alpha2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the CAPZA2 gene. ... "Entrez Gene: CAPZA2 capping protein (actin filament) muscle Z-line, alpha 2". CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) "Protein ... where it caps sarcomeric actin at Z-discs; the ratio of CapZ-alpha2 to CapZ-alpha1 varies significantly among different tissues ...
"Linking the T cell surface protein CD2 to the actin-capping protein CAPZ via CMS and CIN85". The Journal of Biological ... Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein (WASP), WASP-interacting protein (WIP), and ELMO1". The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 277 ( ... SH3 domain-containing kinase-binding protein 1 (synonyms - CIN85, in rodents - Ruk) is an adaptor protein that in humans is ... "SETA is a multifunctional adapter protein with three SH3 domains that binds Grb2, Cbl, and the novel SB1 proteins". Cellular ...
... capz actin capping protein MeSH D12.776.220.525.032.750 - tropomodulin MeSH D12.776.220.525.212.500 - cofilin 1 MeSH D12.776. ... actin-related protein 2 MeSH D12.776.220.525.246.750 - actin-related protein 3 MeSH D12.776.220.525.475.100 - myosin heavy ... groel protein MeSH D12.776.602.500.500.100 - fusion proteins, bcr-abl MeSH D12.776.602.500.500.320 - fusion proteins, gag-onc ... oncogene protein v-maf MeSH D12.776.964.700.750.875 - oncogene proteins v-abl MeSH D12.776.964.700.750.882 - oncogene proteins ...
At the barbed end the capping protein (CapZαβ) binds the Arp1 filament in the same way that it binds actin, although with more ... an actin-related protein is a component of a filament that resembles F-actin". The Journal of Cell Biology. 126 (2): 403-12. ... actin, CapZ; and (3) the pointed end complex: Actr10/Arp11, DCTN4/p62, DCTN5/p25, and DCTN6/p27. A 4Å cryo-EM structure of ... It is built around a short filament of actin related protein-1 (Arp1). Dynactin was identified as an activity that allowed ...
... actin capping proteins MeSH D05.750.078.730.032.500 - capz actin capping protein MeSH D05.750.078.730.032.750 - tropomodulin ... actin-related protein 2-3 complex MeSH D05.750.078.730.246.500 - actin-related protein 2 MeSH D05.750.078.730.246.750 - actin- ... related protein 3 MeSH D05.750.078.730.250 - actins MeSH D05.750.078.730.281 - cortactin MeSH D05.750.078.730.350 - gelsolin ... wiskott-aldrich syndrome protein family MeSH D05.750.078.730.912.500 - wiskott-aldrich syndrome protein MeSH D05.750.078.730. ...
GTPases Cdc42 and Rac1 involved in epithelial junction formation in association with the filamentous actin-capping protein CapZ ... Cingulin-like protein 1, also known as paracingulin or junction-associated-coiled-coil protein (JACOP), is a protein which is ... "The junctional proteins cingulin and paracingulin modulate the expression of tight junction protein genes through GATA-4". PLOS ... The proteins present in this complex play a role in many cellular processes i.e., in the adhesion and barrier function of ...
The plus ends of the actin filaments are located at the tip of the microvillus and are capped, possibly by capZ proteins, while ... 20 to 30 tightly bundled actin filaments are cross-linked by bundling proteins fimbrin (or plastin-1), villin and espin to form ... The nucleation of actin fibers occurs as a response to external stimuli, allowing a cell to alter its shape to suit a ... Actin filaments, present in the cytosol, are most abundant near the cell surface. These filaments are thought to determine the ...
... , also known as CAPZ, CAZ1 and CAPPA1, is a capping protein that caps the barbed end of actin filaments in muscle cells. ... CapZ+Actin+Capping+Protein at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) CyMoBase - Database of ... Heiss, Steven; Cooper, John (June 24, 1991). "Regulation of CapZ, an actin capping protein of chicken muscle, by anionic ... CAPZA1 CAPZA2 CAPZA3 CAPZB "Actin Filament Capping Protein (CapZ): The Story After Crystal Structure Elucidation" (PDF). ...
Barbed-end uncapping by the removal of barbed-end-capping proteins (CapZ, Hsp70, EPS8) Barbed-end uncapping by actin-binding- ... Actin-binding proteins (ABPs) aid in the transformation of actin filaments throughout the actin remodeling process. These ... capping proteins Hsp70 and CapZ, thereby reinitiating barbed-end capping and greatly diminishing elongation. Despite the ... globular or G-actin and filament/filamentous or F-actin. Globular actin is the monomeric form of the protein while the ...
End-capping proteins such as CapZ prevent the addition or loss of monomers at the filament end where actin turnover is ... Actin polymerization together with capping proteins were recently used to control the 3-dimensional growth of protein filament ... including motor proteins, branching proteins, severing proteins, polymerization promoters, and capping proteins. ... Actin depolymerizing proteins such as ADF/cofilin.. The actin filament network in non-muscle cells is highly dynamic. The actin ...
"Variant cDNAs encoding proteins similar to the alpha subunit of chicken CapZ". Cell Motil. Cytoskeleton. 18 (3): 204-14. doi: ... Unlike gelsolin and severin this protein does not sever actin filaments. The F-actin capping protein is a heterodimer composed ... the F-actin capping protein is a protein complex which binds in a calcium-independent manner to the fast-growing ends of actin ... Neither of the subunits shows sequence similarity to other filament-capping proteins. The alpha subunit is a protein of about ...
2003). "Linking the T cell surface protein CD2 to the actin-capping protein CAPZ via CMS and CIN85". J. Biol. Chem. 278 (25): ... F-actin-capping protein subunit alpha-1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the CAPZA1 gene. CAPZA1 is a member of the F- ... actin capping protein alpha subunit family. This gene encodes the alpha subunit of the barbed-end actin binding protein. The ... independent barbed-end actin filament capping protein, CapZ, from human polymorphonuclear leukocytes". Biochemistry. 35 (11): ...
CapZ/Capping Protein a-Catenin Cofilin CR16 Caldesmon CCT Comitin Calicin Centuarin Coronin DBP40 Drebrin Dematin (Band 4.9) ... Actin-binding proteins (also known as ABPs) are proteins that bind to actin. This may mean ability to bind actin monomers, or ... ActA Actibind Actin Actinfilin Actinogelin Actin-regulating kinases Actin-Related Proteins Actobindin Actolinkin Actopaxin ... Many actin-binding proteins, including α-actinin, β-spectrin, dystrophin, utrophin and fimbrin, do this through the actin- ...
"Linking the T cell surface protein CD2 to the actin-capping protein CAPZ via CMS and CIN85". J. Biol. Chem. 278 (25): 22396-403 ... The protein directly interacts with filamentous actin and a variety of cell membrane proteins through multiple actin binding ... "In vivo interaction of the adapter protein CD2-associated protein with the type 2 polycystic kidney disease protein, polycystin ... CD2-associated protein is a protein that in humans is encoded by the CD2AP gene. This gene encodes a scaffolding molecule that ...
Caldwell JE, Heiss SG, Mermall V, Cooper JA (Oct 1989). "Effects of CapZ, an actin capping protein of muscle, on the ... It also seems that in the case of actin, the CAP protein is required as a possible cofactor in actin's final folding states. ... beta actin ACTC1 - actin, alpha, cardiac muscle 1 ACTG1 - gamma actin 1 ACTG2 - gamma actin 2, smooth muscle, enteric Actin ... Human genes encoding actin proteins include: ACTA1 - alpha actin 1, skeletal muscle ACTA2 - alpha actin 2, smooth muscle, aorta ...
Caldwell JE, Heiss SG, Mermall V, Cooper JA (Oct 1989). "Effects of CapZ, an actin capping protein of muscle, on the ... It also seems that in the case of actin, the CAP protein is required as a possible cofactor in actin's final folding states.[42 ... These proteins are called actin-binding proteins (ABP) and they are involved in actin's polymerization, depolymerization, ... In this way there are three species of actin in a filament: ATP-Actin, ADP+Pi-Actin and ADP-Actin.[47][60] The amount of each ...
... a barbed-end actin capping protein from the Z line of skeletal muscle, with actin. CapZ blocks actin polymerization and ... CapZ has no measureable ability to sever actin filaments in a filament dilution assay. CapZ nucleates actin polymerization at a ... CapZ inhibits the polymerization of ATP-actin onto filament ends with ATP subunits slightly less than onto ends with ADP ... No significant binding is observed between CapZ and rhodamine-labeled actin monomers by fluorescence photobleaching recovery. ...
... Alignments can be refined by adding alignments from ... Subunits of heterodimeric actin filament capping protein Capz alignments. These alignments are sequences aligned to the 0047485 ... Home > SCOP hierarchy > Subunits of heterodimeric actin filament capping protein Capz > Alignments for region 4-269 from ... that Represent all Proteins of Known Structure." J. Mol. Biol., 313(4), 903-919. ...
The abundance of actin-capping protein α2 subunit CapZ had decreased 3-fold, p = 0.04. A 19-kDa proteolytic fragment of actin ... F-actin capping (CapZ) and other contractile saphenous vein smooth muscle proteins are altered by hemodynamic stress: a ... F-actin capping (CapZ) and other contractile saphenous vein smooth muscle proteins are altered by hemodynamic stress: a ... Actin filament remodeling with differential expression and/or post-translational modification of proteins involved in capping ...
We combine protein signatures from a number of member databases into a single searchable resource, capitalising on their ... InterPro provides functional analysis of proteins by classifying them into families and predicting domains and important sites ... F-actin-capping protein subunit alpha (IPR002189). Short name: CapZ_alpha Overlapping homologous superfamilies *F-actin-capping ... Unlike gelsolin and severin this protein does not sever actin filaments. The F-actin capping protein is a heterodimer composed ...
CapZ actin capping protein‎ (6 В). *. ► Catenins‎ (3 К, 9 В). *. ► CCAAT-enhancer-binding protein-beta‎ (7 В) ... Protein (lb); protein (nb); Protéin (su); Protein (hif); 朊 (lzh); بروتين (ar); Protein (br); ပရိုတိန်း (my); 蛋白質 (yue); Белок ( ... प्रोटिन (dty); Prótín (is); Protein (ms); protein (tr); لحمیات (ur); Bielkovina (sk); білок (uk); 蛋白质 (zh-cn); Protein (gsw); ... protein (sco); Уураг (mn); protein (nn); ಪ್ರೋಟೀನ್ (kn); پرۆتین (ckb); protein (en); fehérje (hu); પ્રોટિન (gu); प्रोटिन (new); ...
Disease causing mutations in inverted formin 2 regulate its binding to G-actin, F-actin capping protein (CapZ α-1) and profilin ... CapZ Actin Capping Protein, Glomerulosclerosis, Focal Segmental, HEK293 Cells, Humans, Microfilament Proteins, Mutation, ... Since both these proteins are involved in the dynamic turnover and restructuring of the actin cytoskeleton these changes ... and GFP-Trap purification coupled with MS we demonstrate that INF2 interacts with profilin 2 and the F-actin capping protein, ...
Disease causing mutations in inverted formin 2 regulate its binding to G-actin, F-actin capping protein (CapZ α-1) and profilin ... Since both these proteins are involved in the dynamic turnover and restructuring of the actin cytoskeleton these changes ... and GFP-Trap purification coupled with MS we demonstrate that INF2 interacts with profilin 2 and the F-actin capping protein, ... Mutations to the formin homology 2 domain of INF2 protein have unexpected effects on actin polymerization and severing. Vinay ...
Unlike other capping proteins (such as gelsolin and severin), these proteins do not sever actin filaments. The isoform beta-3 ... independent manner to the fast growing ends of actin filaments (barbed end) thereby blocking the exchange of subunits at these ... F-actin-capping proteins bind in a Ca(2+)- ... View protein in InterPro. IPR037282. CapZ_alpha/beta. IPR001698 ... composed of F-actin-capping protein subunit alpha (CAPZA1, CAPZA2 or CAPZA3), F-actin-capping protein subunit beta (CAPZB), ...
Unlike other capping proteins (such as gelsolin and severin), these proteins do not sever actin filaments. ... independent manner to the fast growing ends of actin filaments (barbed end) thereby blocking the exchange of subunits at these ... F-actin-capping proteins bind in a Ca(2+)- ... View protein in InterPro. IPR002189 CapZ_alpha. IPR037282 CapZ_ ... View protein in InterPro. IPR002189 CapZ_alpha. IPR037282 CapZ_alpha/beta. IPR042276 CapZ_alpha/beta_2. IPR042489 CapZ_alpha_1 ...
Unlike other capping proteins (such as gelsolin and severin), these proteins do not sever actin filaments (By similarity). ... independent manner to the fast growing ends of actin filaments (barbed end) thereby blocking the exchange of subunits at these ... F-actin-capping proteins bind in a Ca(2+)- ... IPR042489 CapZ_alpha_1. IPR017865 F-actin_cap_asu_CS. The ... F-actin capping protein complex Source: FlyBaseInferred from direct assayi*. "Subunits of the Drosophila actin-capping protein ...
F-actin-capping protein subunit alpha-1. Names. Cap Z. capZ alpha-1. capping actin protein of muscle Z-line alpha subunit 1. ... CAPZA1 capping actin protein of muscle Z-line subunit alpha 1 [Homo sapiens] CAPZA1 capping actin protein of muscle Z-line ... Title: Disease causing mutations in inverted formin 2 regulate its binding to G-actin, F-actin capping protein (CapZ α-1) and ... mDia1 displaced from the barbed end by CapZ Actin Capping Protein can randomly slide along the actin filament and later return. ...
... capping actin protein of muscle Z-line subunit beta), Authors: Dessen P. Published in: Atlas Genet Cytogenet Oncol Haematol. ... CapZ_alpha/beta CapZ_alpha/beta_2 CAPZB F-actin_capping_bsu_CS ... capping protein (actin filament) muscle Z-line, beta. capping ... cytoskeleton organization blood coagulation F-actin capping protein complex regulation of lamellipodium assembly actin ... cytoskeleton organization blood coagulation F-actin capping protein complex regulation of lamellipodium assembly actin ...
F-actin-capping proteins bind in a Ca(2+)-independent manner to the fast growing ends of actin filaments (barbed end) thereby ... Unlike other capping proteins (such as gelsolin and severin), these proteins do not sever actin filaments. ... CapZ beta. *Capzb. *CAPZB_HUMAN. *DKFZp686K0524. *F actin capping protein beta subunit ... Proteins and Peptides. Proteomics tools. Agonists, activators, antagonists and inhibitors. Lysates. Multiplex miRNA assays. By ...
F-actin-capping proteins bind in a Ca(2+)-independent manner to the fast growing ends of actin filaments (barbed end) thereby ... Capping protein muscle Z line alpha 1 antibody. *CapZ alpha 1 antibody ... Unlike other capping proteins (such as gelsolin and severin), these proteins do not sever actin filaments. ... Lysates/proteins at 10 µg per lane.. Secondary. All lanes : HRP labelled goat anti-rabbit at 1/2000 dilution. Predicted band ...
1989). Effects of CapZ, an actin capping protein of muscle, on the polymerization of actin. Biochemistry 28, 8506-8514. doi: ... actin filament capping mediated by capping protein through the direct interaction between capping protein and the capping- ... Actin-capping protein is essential for asymmetric division during oocyte maturation. (A) Knockdown of CapZα1 and CapZβ2 was ... mediated knockdown of CapZα and CapZβ, ectopic expression of capping protein and expression of capping-protein-binding region ...
"Variant cDNAs encoding proteins similar to the alpha subunit of chicken CapZ". Cell Motil. Cytoskeleton. 18 (3): 204-14. doi: ... Unlike gelsolin and severin this protein does not sever actin filaments. The F-actin capping protein is a heterodimer composed ... the F-actin capping protein is a protein complex which binds in a calcium-independent manner to the fast-growing ends of actin ... Neither of the subunits shows sequence similarity to other filament-capping proteins. The alpha subunit is a protein of about ...
... growth during cardiac hypertrophy is regulated through dual phosphorylation and acetylation of the actin capping protein CapZ. ... growth during cardiac hypertrophy is regulated through dual phosphorylation and acetylation of the actin capping protein CapZ ... two residues which are near the actin binding surface of CapZβ1. Ectopic expression of dominant negative PKCɛ (dnPKCɛ) in NRVMs ... which increased Kfrap of CapZ and stimulated actin dynamics. Finally, we show that PE treatment of NRVMs results in decreased ...
Protein Coding), Capping Actin Protein Of Muscle Z-Line Alpha Subunit 2, including: function, proteins, disorders, pathways, ... The phosphorylation of CapZ-interacting protein (CapZIP) by stress-activated protein kinases triggers its dissociation from ... It is the alpha subunit of the barbed-end actin binding protein Cap Z. By capping the barbed end of actin filaments, Cap Z ... Protein Symbol:. P47755-CAZA2_HUMAN. Recommended name:. F-actin-capping protein subunit alpha-2 Protein Accession:. P47755. ...
... capping protein (CapZ) probably binds the barbed ends of actin filaments at the Z line. The in vivo role of this protein in non ... Capping protein controls the addition of actin subunits to the barbed end of actin filaments and nucleates actin polymerization ... Disruption of the actin cytoskeleton in yeast capping protein mutants.. Amatruda JF1, Cannon JF, Tatchell K, Hug C, Cooper JA. ... indicating that capping protein regulates actin-filament distribution in vivo. ...
Regulation of CapZ, an actin capping protein of chicken muscle, by anionic phospholipids. Biochemistry 1991;30:8753-8. ... The identified proteins included the actin-capping protein subunits, such as CapZA1, CapZA2, and CapZB, which regulate assembly ... we have shown that TNKS1BP1 interacts with actin-capping proteins and regulates the ROCK/LIMK/cofilin pathway for actin ... Crystal structure of CapZ: structural basis for actin filament barbed end capping. EMBO J 2003;22:1529-38. ...
State two proteins that bind to free G-actin and describe how they affect elongation. ... There is polymerisation, disassembly, branching and capping There is net filament assembly at the leading edge ... Promote elongation - profilin (these deliver the G-actin to the growing filament). Sequesters G-actin - Beta4 thymosin ADF, ... Actin polymerisation Bundling and cross-linking (NO branching) As soon as the finger wants to retract it will collapse at the ...
CapZ, also known as CAPZ, CAZ1 and CAPPA1, is a capping protein that caps the barbed end of actin filaments in muscle cells. ... CapZ+Actin+Capping+Protein at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) CyMoBase - Database of ... Heiss, Steven; Cooper, John (June 24, 1991). "Regulation of CapZ, an actin capping protein of chicken muscle, by anionic ... CAPZA1 CAPZA2 CAPZA3 CAPZB "Actin Filament Capping Protein (CapZ): The Story After Crystal Structure Elucidation" (PDF). ...
Linking the T cell surface protein CD2 to the actin-capping protein CAPZ via CMS and CIN85. J. Biol. Chem. 278,22396 -22403. ... family proteins promote actin polymerization, while Cofilin, Cyclase-associated protein (CAP) and capping proteins (CPs) ... We have found that Capping protein α (Cpa) and Capping protein β (Cpb), which prevent extension of the barbed ends of actin ... Capping protein, Cofilin and CAP all restrict actin filament polymerization (Bamburg, 1999; Gottwald et al., 1996; Schafer et ...
CAPZ; CAZ1; CAPPA1; F-actin-capping protein subunit alpha-1; capZ 36/32; beta-actinin subunit I; actin-capping protein (CapZ 36 ... The protein regulates growth of the actin filament by capping the barbed end of growing actin filaments. ... CAPZA1 is a member of the F-actin capping protein alpha subunit family. This gene encodes the alpha subunit of the barbed-end ... CAPZA1; capping protein (actin filament) muscle Z-line, alpha 1; ... Innovative Expression Vectors for High Level of Protein ...
Overexpressing capping protein α and β decreases both F-actin levels and tissue growth, while expressing forms of Capping ... is a master F-actin regulator. In addition to its role in many cellular processes, Capping Protein acts as a main tumor ... We show that the levels and capping activities of both subunits must be tightly regulated to control F-actin levels and ... Protein that have dominant negative effects on F-actin promote tissue growth. Both subunits regulate each others protein ...
Background: Capping protein (CP), also known as CapZ in muscle cells and Cap32/34 in Dictyostelium discoideum, plays a major ... Conservation and divergence between cytoplasmic and muscle-specific actin capping proteins: insights from the crystal structure ... Background: Capping protein (CP), also known as CapZ in muscle cells and Cap32/34 in Dictyostelium discoideum, plays a major ... Conservation and divergence between cytoplasmic and muscle-specific actin capping proteins: insights from the crystal structure ...
1995). Inhibition of CapZ during myofibrillogenesis alters assembly of actin filaments. J. Cell Biol. 128, 61-70. ... Capping Protein and Hippo signaling activities inhibit F-actin. ERM proteins can form a structural linkage between ... Actin-Capping Protein and the Hippo pathway regulate F-actin and tissue growth in Drosophila ... Actin-Capping Protein and the Hippo pathway regulate F-actin and tissue growth in Drosophila ...
2010) Activity-dependent localization in spines of the F-actin capping protein CapZ screened in a rat model of dementia. Genes ... Here, we report that actin capping protein (CP), a regulator of actin filament growth, plays an essential role for spine ... Actin Capping Protein Is Required for Dendritic Spine Development and Synapse Formation. Yanjie Fan, Xin Tang, Eric Vitriol, ... 2008) Capping protein increases the rate of actin-based motility by promoting filament nucleation by the Arp2/3 complex. Cell ...
Actin filament capping protein (CapZ): The story after crystal structure elucidation. 14. 172. ...
... most likely by stabilizing F-actin assemblies. Another structural feature of skeletal muscle that has been incompletely ... Recent studies indicate that nebulin is part of a protein complex that mechanically links adjacent myofibrils. In addition to ... Recent studies indicate that nebulin is part of a protein complex that mechanically links adjacent myofibrils. In addition to ... Work during the 1980s revealed the existence of two additional filaments: the giant filamentous proteins titin and nebulin. ...
  • Since both these proteins are involved in the dynamic turnover and restructuring of the actin cytoskeleton these changes strengthen the evidence that aberrant regulation of actin dynamics underlies the pathogenesis of disease. (bris.ac.uk)
  • CAPZA1 modulates EMT by regulating actin cytoskeleton remodelling in hepatocellular carcinoma. (nih.gov)
  • Data show that CAPZA1 inhibits EMT in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC cells by regulating actin cytoskeleton remodeling, thereby reducing the metastatic ability of the cells. (nih.gov)
  • The heterodimeric actin-capping protein is an essential element of the actin cytoskeleton. (biologists.org)
  • Taken together, these findings show that capping protein is an essential component of the actin cytoskeleton machinery that plays crucial roles in oocyte maturation, presumably by controlling the cytoplasmic actin mesh density. (biologists.org)
  • Disruption of the actin cytoskeleton in yeast capping protein mutants. (nih.gov)
  • The actin filament system, a prominent part of the cytoskeleton in eukaryotic cells, is both a static structure and a dynamic network that can undergo rearrangements: it is thought to be involved in processes such as cell movement and phagocytosis, as well as muscle contraction. (wikipedia.org)
  • Here, we report that the tankyrase-binding protein TNKS1BP1 regulates actin cytoskeleton and cancer cell invasion, which is closely associated with cancer progression. (aacrjournals.org)
  • The Rho-associated protein kinases/LIM kinases/cofilin pathway (ROCK/LIMK/cofilin pathway) and CapZ-mediated regulation of actin filament dynamics play key roles in the actin/cytoskeleton network rearrangement ( 4, 5 ). (aacrjournals.org)
  • Tissue patterning must be translated into morphogenesis through cell shape changes mediated by remodeling of the actin cytoskeleton. (biologists.org)
  • The actin cytoskeleton controls cell morphology and polarity, endocytosis, intracellular trafficking, contractility and cell division. (biologists.org)
  • Adherens junctions (AJ) composed of E-cadherin and α- andβ -catenin link the actin cytoskeleton of neighboring cells, forming an adhesive belt. (biologists.org)
  • The actin cytoskeleton controls numerous processes, including cell shape, mobility, division and intracellular transport. (plos.org)
  • Interestingly, the Merlin-actin cytoskeleton association is required for growth suppression and inhibition of epidermal growth factor (EGFR) signaling ( Curto and McClatchey, 2008 ). (biologists.org)
  • The actin cytoskeleton plays a crucial role in the spine structure and its modifications during synapse development and plasticity, but the underlying regulatory mechanisms remain to be elucidated. (jneurosci.org)
  • Importantly, the actin cytoskeleton, in conjunction with other scaffolding molecules, establishes the cytoarchitecture for subcellular organization of postsynaptic components that ensures effective postsynaptic signaling ( Carlisle and Kennedy, 2005 ). (jneurosci.org)
  • The actin cytoskeleton and its dynamics are regulated by a broad array of binding proteins, but whether and how they function together in dendritic spines remain to be elucidated ( Hotulainen and Hoogenraad, 2010 ). (jneurosci.org)
  • The force for membrane deformation is provided by the actin cytoskeleton, the dynamic polymerization of which pushes the membrane forward. (cellmigration.org)
  • Aguilera, M. O., Beron, W. & Colombo, M. I. The actin cytoskeleton participates in the early events of autophagosome formation upon starvation induced autophagy. (nature.com)
  • ABPs are variety of active proteins that control G-actin polymerization but which also drive actin filaments severing and cross-linking to form complex cytoskeleton networks. (tebu-bio.com)
  • Access to sources of qualified ABPs guaranteed for cytoskeleton molecular modeling and actin dynamics research is rapidly evolving. (tebu-bio.com)
  • Looking for Actin-Binding Proteins and cytoskeleton interaction? (tebu-bio.com)
  • However, the world of Actin-Binding Proteins and cytoskeleton interactions for research applications is evolving. (tebu-bio.com)
  • Microfilaments , also called actin filaments , are filaments in the cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells that form part of the cytoskeleton and are primarily composed of polymers of actin , but in cells are modified by and interact with numerous other proteins . (wikipedia.org)
  • Much like the microtubules, which are also protein structures found in the cytoskeleton, actin filaments are polar and have two oppositely charged ends. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • Our findings suggest that local stresses applied to integrins propagate from the tensed actin cytoskeleton to the LINC complex and then through lamina-chromatin interactions to directly stretch chromatin and upregulate transcription. (upenn.edu)
  • Reorganization of the actin cytoskeleton is required for leukocytes to migrate to sites of infection, for fibroblasts and endothelial cells to migrate to areas of wound healing, and for platelets to plug leaking vessels. (asmscience.org)
  • The severing of actin filaments reduces the viscosity of the peripheral cytoplasm and allows the actin cytoskeleton to be rapidly remodeled. (asmscience.org)
  • However, none of them are known to regulate cellular movements by directly interacting with the actin cytoskeleton. (biomedcentral.com)
  • From this observation and the presence of centripetal flux of polymerized actin we infer that the actin cytoskeleton partially disassembles before it reaches the base of the lamellipodium. (rupress.org)
  • The dynamic actin cytoskeleton spatially and temporally regulates protrusion, adhesions, contraction, and retraction from the cell front to the rear. (biomedcentral.com)
  • There is a wealth of evidence to suggest that the actin cytoskeleton, the intermediate filament network, and microtubules are involved in the regulation of cell motility (Fig. 1 ). (biomedcentral.com)
  • The actin cytoskeleton undergoes dynamic assembly and disassembly during cell crawling, which regulates protrusion formation, focal adhesion assembly/disassembly, and contractile filament organization. (biomedcentral.com)
  • SAC (for suppressor of actin) domain proteins in yeast and animals have been shown to modulate the levels of phosphoinositides, thereby regulating several cellular activities such as signal transduction, actin cytoskeleton organization, and vesicle trafficking. (plantcell.org)
  • Furthermore, examination of the cytoskeleton organization revealed that the fra7 mutation caused the formation of aberrant actin cables in elongating cells but had no effect on the organization of cortical microtubules. (plantcell.org)
  • For those working on the actin cytoskeleton, a major theme of the 39th annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology [ http://www.faseb.org/ascb/meetings/am99/main99mtg.htm ] (Washington DC, December 11-15, 1999) was the elucidation of how actin polymerization is initiated. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Microfilaments (or actin filaments ) are the thinnest filaments of the cytoskeleton found in the cytoplasm of all eukaryotic cells . (thefullwiki.org)
  • The thinnest fibers of the cytoskeleton (measuring approximately 6 nm in diameter ), [ 2 ] microfilaments are formed by the head-to-tail polymerization of actin monomers (also known as globular or G-actin). (thefullwiki.org)
  • Of particular importance is the organization of the actin cytoskeleton in muscle cells, where a stable anchorage of actin filaments at the plasma membrane and at the Z‐disk of the sarcomere is required for the transmission of mechanical strain along the serially arranged sarcomeres, and ultimately along the length of the muscle. (embopress.org)
  • Hsp27 is involved in a variety of cellular functions including molecular chaperone activity, control of apoptosis, and regulation of the actin filament cytoskeleton [ 1 - 3 , 5 - 9 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • Actin filaments are part of the cytoskeleton and their dynamic structure is involved in the motility and shape change of the cell [ 10 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • Therefore, the precise regulation of the cytoskeleton, for example, of F-actin through actin-binding proteins, such as capping protein (CP), is of central significance. (uni-goettingen.de)
  • CapZ is a calcium-insensitive and lipid-dependent actin filament capping protein, the main function of which is to regulate the assembly of the actin cytoskeleton. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The actin cytoskeleton is a major component in determining and maintaining the shape of animal cells and is responsible for various motile phenomena. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The beta and gamma actins coexist in most cell types as components of the cytoskeleton , and as mediators of internal cell motility . (wikipedia.org)
  • FERM domains are found in a number of cytoskeletal-associated proteins that associate with various proteins at the interface between the plasma membrane and the cytoskeleton. (embl-heidelberg.de)
  • Band 4.1, which links the spectrin-actin cytoskeleton of erythrocytes to the plasma membrane. (embl-heidelberg.de)
  • Protein-tyrosine phosphatases PTPN3 and PTPN4, enzyme that appear to act at junctions between the membrane and the cytoskeleton. (embl-heidelberg.de)
  • For cytoskeleton-membrane cross-linking, the dormant molecules becomes activated and the FERM domain attaches to the membrane by binding specific membrane proteins, while the last 34 residues of the tail bind actin filaments. (embl-heidelberg.de)
  • The F-actin capping protein binds in a calcium-independent manner to the fast growing ends of actin filaments (barbed end) thereby blocking the exchange of subunits at these ends. (ebi.ac.uk)
  • The F-actin capping protein is a heterodimer composed of two unrelated subunits: alpha and beta (see IPR001698 ). (ebi.ac.uk)
  • Neither of the subunits shows sequence similarity to other filament-capping proteins [ PMID: 2341404 ]. (ebi.ac.uk)
  • In Drosophila mutations in the alpha and beta subunits cause actin accumulation and subsequent retinal degeneration [ PMID: 16143599 ]. (ebi.ac.uk)
  • It is a highly conserved protein that is found from yeast to humans, and it is a heterodimer composed of two unrelated subunits, α and β ( Wear and Cooper, 2004 ). (biologists.org)
  • Capping protein controls the addition of actin subunits to the barbed end of actin filaments and nucleates actin polymerization in vitro. (nih.gov)
  • The F-actin capping protein is a heterodimer composed of two unrelated subunits: alpha and beta. (wikipedia.org)
  • Filamentous (F) actin is assembled from monomeric (G) actin subunits. (biologists.org)
  • The actin-Capping Protein heterodimer, composed of the α and β subunits, is a master F-actin regulator. (plos.org)
  • We show that the levels and capping activities of both subunits must be tightly regulated to control F-actin levels and consequently growth of the Drosophila wing. (plos.org)
  • Both subunits regulate each other's protein levels. (plos.org)
  • Amândio AR, Gaspar P, Whited JL, Janody F (2014) Subunits of the Drosophila Actin-Capping Protein Heterodimer Regulate Each Other at Multiple Levels. (plos.org)
  • Although the amino acid sequences of the α and β subunits are not more similar to each other than they are to other ABPs, nor they share common sequences with other proteins, they have extremely similar secondary and tertiary structures [18] . (plos.org)
  • It tightly binds to the fast growing end of actin filaments, thereby functioning as a "cap" by blocking the addition and loss of actin subunits. (nih.gov)
  • Among these, the Capping Protein (CP) heterodimer, composed of α (Cpa) and β (Cpb) subunits, acts as a functional heterodimer to restrict the accessibility of the filament barbed end, inhibiting addition or loss of actin monomers ( Cooper and Sept, 2008 ). (biologists.org)
  • Actin filaments comprise arrays of monomeric globular (G)-actin subunits that polymerize in a process catalysed by ATP hydrolysis. (cellmigration.org)
  • They are polymers of actin subunits (globular actin, or G-actin), which as part of the fiber are referred to as filamentous actin, or F-actin. (wikipedia.org)
  • This polarity has been determined by the pattern created by the binding of myosin S1 fragments: they themselves are subunits of the larger myosin II protein complex . (wikipedia.org)
  • The individual subunits of actin (monomers) are known as globular actin, or for short G-actin. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • The filamentous polymer composed of individual G-actin subunits is a microfilament and is called F-actin. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • Capping protein (CapZ, abbreviated CP throughout) is an obligate heterodimer of alpha and beta subunits and is the predominant actin filament capping protein in most cells. (cellimagelibrary.org)
  • The subunits of the heterodimeric capping protein CapZ possess a molecular mass of 34kDa (alpha 1-subunit) and 32kDa (beta 2-subunit, His-tagged). (creativebiomart.net)
  • The encoded protein may also form heterodimers of alpha and beta subunits. (abnova.com)
  • Because any potential monomer-sequestering system is bypassed by addition of exogenous rhodamine-actin to the permeabilized cells, these observations indicate that the localization of actin incorporation in intact cells is determined, at least in part, by the presence of specific elongation and/or nucleation sites at the tips of lamellipodia and not solely by localized desequestration of subunits. (rupress.org)
  • We propose that the availability of the incorporation sites at the tips of lamellipodia is because of capping activities which preferentially inhibit barbed-end incorporation elsewhere in the cell, but leave barbed ends at the tips of lamellipodia free to add subunits. (rupress.org)
  • These linear polymers of actin subunits are flexible and relatively strong, resisting buckling by multi-piconewton compressive forces and filament fracture by nanonewton tensile forces. (thefullwiki.org)
  • Actin subunits as part of a fiber are referred to as filamentous actin (or F-actin). (thefullwiki.org)
  • We show that lipid binding could involve a number of sites that are spread throughout the CapZ molecule i.e ., alpha- and beta-subunits. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The protein is composed of two subunits, labelled alpha and beta. (biomedcentral.com)
  • A structural analogy between the alpha- and beta-subunits was confirmed in a recent crystallographic study of CapZ from chicken muscle that revealed a striking resemblance in the fold of the two subunits [ 7 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
  • It is synthesised from the inside outwards, and most of the new protein subunits are transported down the hollow core and then fitted into place at the growing tip. (leeds.ac.uk)
  • Capping protein thereby blocks the addition of actin monomers to filament ends and effectively terminates filament elongation. (biologists.org)
  • 12. What are the monomers of actin filaments? (brainscape.com)
  • It also generates actin monomers to be incorporated to the filaments via profilin/formin (treadmilling). (cellmigration.org)
  • Another small protein, thymosin β4, sequesters actin monomers and maintains the pool of available monomers. (cellmigration.org)
  • During the polymerization process, ATP bound to G-actin is hydrolyzed to ADP⋅P i as the bond between the two monomers forms. (cellmigration.org)
  • Capping proteins regulate actin filament dynamics by blocking addition and loss of G-actin monomers to the actin filament. (tebu-bio.com)
  • Thymosin beta-4 - A sequester of actin monomers by forming complexes with G-actin. (tebu-bio.com)
  • In vitro actin polymerization, or nucleation , starts with the self-association of three G-actin monomers to form a trimer . (wikipedia.org)
  • End-capping proteins such as CapZ prevent the addition or loss of monomers at the filament end where actin turnover is unfavorable, such as in the muscle apparatus. (wikipedia.org)
  • The process of actin polymerization starts with the association of three G-actin monomers into a trimer. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • Cofilins enhance actin filament turnover by severing and promoting dissociation of actin monomers from the pointed-ends (−) (21). (deepdyve.com)
  • Turnover of actin filaments in cells requires rapid actin disassembly in a cytoplasmic environment that thermodynamically favors assembly because of high concentrations of polymerizable monomers. (harvard.edu)
  • In all cases, the Arp2/3 complex is the key central component that somehow brings together actin monomers to form a new nucleus for actin polymerization, but the precise mechanisms whereby each initiator recruits the Arp2/3 complex varies. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The C terminus of formin FMNL3 accelerates actin polymerization and contains a WH2 domain-like sequence that binds both monomers and filament barbed ends. (qxmd.com)
  • The actin filament (F-actin) is composed of actin monomers (G-actin) polymerized head-to-tail to form two intertwining helical strands, resulting in a polar filament with a "barbed end" and a "pointed end" [ 10 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • The protein regulates growth of the actin filament by capping the barbed end of growing actin filaments. (nih.gov)
  • Inverted formin 2 regulates actin dynamics by antagonizing Rho/diaphanous-related formin signaling. (qxmd.com)
  • In addition to actin nucleators, other actin-binding proteins cap, depolymerize, elongate and bundle actin filaments, and are therefore crucial for actin dynamics in various cell types ( Pollard and Cooper, 2009 ). (biologists.org)
  • These results highlight the importance and varied functions of this protein in the formation of actin-based structures and in actin filament dynamics. (biologists.org)
  • Ectopic expression of dominant negative PKCɛ (dnPKCɛ) in NRVMs blunted the PE-induced increase in CapZ dynamics, as evidenced by the kinetic constant (Kfrap) of fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP), and concomitantly reduced phosphorylation and acetylation of CapZβ1. (selleckchem.com)
  • Furthermore, inhibition of class I histone deacetylases (HDACs) increased lysine-199 acetylation on CapZβ1, which increased Kfrap of CapZ and stimulated actin dynamics. (selleckchem.com)
  • In TNKS1BP1-depleted cells, actin filament dynamics, focal adhesion, and lamellipodia ruffling were increased with activation of the ROCK/LIMK/cofilin pathway. (aacrjournals.org)
  • Capping protein (CP), also known as CapZ in muscle cells and Cap32/34 in Dictyostelium discoideum, plays a major role in regulating actin filament dynamics. (nih.gov)
  • Taken together, these findings indicate a novel interplay between Hippo pathway activity and actin filament dynamics that is essential for normal growth control. (biologists.org)
  • These observations suggest a role for F-actin dynamics in modulating Hpo pathway activity. (biologists.org)
  • The capping protein is a heterodimeric actin capping protein that blocks actin filament assembly and disassembly at the fast growing (barbed) filament ends and functions in regulating actin filament dynamics as well as in stabilizing actin filament lengths in muscle and nonmuscle cells. (bio-rad.com)
  • Although recombinant WASH is constitutively active toward the Arp2/3 complex, the reconstituted core assembly is inhibited, suggesting that it functions in cells to regulate actin dynamics through WASH. FAM21 interacts directly with CAPZ and inhibits its actin-capping activity. (pnas.org)
  • Strumpellin is mutated in the human disease hereditary spastic paraplegia, and its link to WASH suggests that misregulation of actin dynamics on endosomes may play a role in this disorder. (pnas.org)
  • 1 Overview of Actin Dynamics. (ufl.edu)
  • Cofilin-1 phosphorylation catalyzed by ERK1/2 alters cardiac actin dynamics in dilated. (deepdyve.com)
  • These results demonstrate a novel role for cofilin-1 on actin dynamics in cardiac muscle and provide a rationale on how increased ERK1/2 signaling leads to LMNA cardiomyopathy. (deepdyve.com)
  • Among the regulators of actin, cofilins, which are actin-depolymerizing factors, play an essential role in the dynamics of filaments. (deepdyve.com)
  • Results pERK1/2 alters F-actin dynamics in LMNA cardiomyopathy We set out to unravel the consequences of abnormal ERK1/2 signaling in the heart of LmnaH222P/H222P mice, a model for dilated cardiomyopathy caused by mutation in LMNA (22). (deepdyve.com)
  • Our data suggest that PIM kinases are able to induce changes in actin dynamics to support cell adhesion and movement. (biomedcentral.com)
  • However, the main forces driving cell locomotion are dependent on actin dynamics: the constant polymerization and depolymerization of actin filaments [ 4 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
  • a) microinjection experiments to follow actin dynamics in intact cells, and (b) incubation with permeabilized cells to study incorporation sites. (rupress.org)
  • c-Abl tyrosine kinase plays a critical role in regulating actin dynamics and migration of airway smooth muscle cells and nonmuscle cells. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Z-disc-associated proteins were the most abundant aggregate components, followed by sarcolemmal and extracellular matrix proteins, proteins involved in protein quality control and degradation, and proteins with a function in actin dynamics or cytoskeletal transport. (biomedcentral.com)
  • A Processive Arabidopsis Formin Modulates Actin Filament Dynamics in Association with Profilin. (qxmd.com)
  • Hsp27 has been implicated in numerous physiological and pathological processes that involve its interaction with actin and its control of actin dynamics [ 11 - 25 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • CapZ blocks actin polymerization and depolymerization (i.e., it 'caps') at the barbed end with a Kd of approximately 0.5-1 nM or less, measured by three different assays. (semanticscholar.org)
  • While cofilin facilitates actin depolymerization, phosphorylation of cofilin on serine 3 (p-cofilin) attenuates its actin depolymerization activity and causes increased numbers of focal adhesion complexes, actin stress fiber formation, and enhanced cell motility ( 7, 8 ). (aacrjournals.org)
  • When CapZ is inhibited by regulating factors, microfilament polymerization or depolymerization occurs allowing lamellipodia and filopodia to grow out or retract. (wikipedia.org)
  • Remodeling of the actin filament network involves polymerization and depolymerization of the filaments. (rupress.org)
  • Scheme depicts the major mechanisms and molecules implicated in regulating and enabling actin polymerization/depolymerization and organization. (cellmigration.org)
  • In eukaryotic cells, polymerization and depolymerization of actin filaments together with their organization in higher magnitude actin-based superstructures and their complex dynamic properties are regulated by Actin-Binding Proteins (ABPs). (tebu-bio.com)
  • A number of actin-binding proteins enhance their turnover, promoting polymerization, depolymerization or filament severing (17-19). (deepdyve.com)
  • It has ACTIN depolymerization activity that is dependent on HYDROGEN-ION CONCENTRATION. (harvard.edu)
  • Isolated native filaments with intact HAP2 cap exhibited higher melting temperature (ΔT m=4 °C) and significantly increased resistance against heat‐induced depolymerization than non‐capped ones. (semanticscholar.org)
  • CAPZA1 (F-actin-capping protein subunit alpha-1) is a member of the F-actin capping protein alpha subunit family and regulates actin filament growth, stability and disassembly. (ptglab.com)
  • Both sites are highly homologous with those found in palladin, a protein described recently required for actin cytoskeletal assembly (Parast, M.M., and C.A. Otey. (rupress.org)
  • Cytoskeletal remodeling processes in many cell types are thought to be primarily regulated by thin filament formation due to actin-binding accessory proteins, such as the actin-capping protein. (rupress.org)
  • These include p53 tumour suppressor, the microtubule-associated protein tau, the cytoskeletal protein tubulin (and its prokaryotic ancestor FtsZ), the scaffold protein IQGAP1, the intermediate filament protein glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP),the actin capping protein CapZ and the giant phosphoprotein AHNAK. (atlasgeneticsoncology.org)
  • Actin is one of the major cytoskeletal proteins in eukaryotic cells that play an essential role in several cellular processes, including mechano-resistance and contractile force generation. (deepdyve.com)
  • Defective regulation of the length or the organization of actin filaments in sarcomeres, owing to genetic mutations or de-regulated expression of cytoskeletal proteins, is a hallmark of many heart and skeletal muscle disorders (20). (deepdyve.com)
  • Eukaryotic cells possess three kinds of cytoskeletal elements: 5- to 9-nmdiameter actin filaments, 24-nm-diameter microtubules, and 10-nmdiameter intermediate filaments. (asmscience.org)
  • Cell movement is a complex phenomenon primarily driven by the actin network beneath the cell membrane, and can be divided into three general components: protrusion of the leading edge of the cell, adhesion of the leading edge and deadhesion at the cell body and rear, and cytoskeletal contraction to pull the cell forward. (ijbs.com)
  • Intracellular actin cytoskeletal assembly and disassembly are tightly regulated by cell signaling mechanisms. (thefullwiki.org)
  • Talin, a cytoskeletal protein concentrated in regions of cell-substratum contact and, in lymphocytes, of cell-cell contacts. (embl-heidelberg.de)
  • Phosphorylated LIMKs then phosphorylate actin-depolymerizing factor/cofilin on serine 3. (aacrjournals.org)
  • Excessive actin filament polymerization is not sufficient to explain this phenotype, as loss of Cofilin or Cyclase-associated protein does not cause cell extrusion or death. (biologists.org)
  • Reduction of two other actin-regulatory proteins, Cofilin and the cyclase-associated protein Capulet, cause abnormal F-actin accumulation, but only the loss of Capulet, like that of Capping Protein, induces ectopic Yorkie activity. (biologists.org)
  • Cofilin (grey arrowhead) severs actin filaments, promoting the formation of new barbed ends. (cellmigration.org)
  • Cofilin - An ABP that binds and depolymerizes filamentous F-actin while inhibiting the polymerization of G-actin. (tebu-bio.com)
  • Subsequently, ADP -actin dissociates slowly from the pointed end, a process significantly accelerated by the actin-binding protein, cofilin . (wikipedia.org)
  • The protein cofilin binds to ADP-actin units and promotes their dissociation from the minus end and prevents their reassembly. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • In addition, ATP-actin units bound to profilin will dissociate from cofilin and are then free to polymerize. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • We show that active phosphorylated ERK1/2 directly binds to and catalyzes the phosphorylation of the actin depolymerizing factor cofilin-1 on Thr25. (deepdyve.com)
  • Cofilin-1 becomes active and disassembles actin filaments in a large array of cellular and animal models of LMNA cardiomyopathy. (deepdyve.com)
  • In vivo expression of cofilin-1, phosphorylated on Thr25 by endogenous ERK1/2 signaling, leads to alterations in left ventricular function and cardiac actin. (deepdyve.com)
  • We here image the disassembly of single actin filaments by cofilin, coronin, and actin-interacting protein 1, a purified protein system that reconstitutes rapid, monomer-insensitive disassembly (Brieher, W.M., H.Y. Kueh, B.A. Ballif, and T.J. Mitchison. (harvard.edu)
  • A member of the cofilin family of proteins that is expressed in MUSCLE CELLS. (harvard.edu)
  • Normal myofibrillar development followed by progressive sarcomeric disruption with actin accumulations in a mouse Cfl2 knockout demonstrates requirement of cofilin-2 for muscle maintenance. (harvard.edu)
  • Nemaline myopathy with minicores caused by mutation of the CFL2 gene encoding the skeletal muscle actin-binding protein, cofilin-2. (harvard.edu)
  • Xenopus actin depolymerizing factor/cofilin (XAC) is responsible for the turnover of actin filaments in Listeria monocytogenes tails. (harvard.edu)
  • ADP -actin dissociates slowly from the pointed end, but this process is greatly accelerated by ADP- cofilin , which severs ADP-rich regions nearest the (-)-ends. (thefullwiki.org)
  • It binds to the fast-growing (barbed) ends of actin filaments and plays essential roles in various actin-mediated cellular processes. (biologists.org)
  • In skeletal muscle, capping protein (CapZ) probably binds the barbed ends of actin filaments at the Z line. (nih.gov)
  • We have found that Capping protein α (Cpa) and Capping protein β (Cpb), which prevent extension of the barbed ends of actin filaments, are specifically required in the wing blade primordium of the Drosophila wing disc. (biologists.org)
  • Capping protein (CP) binds the barbed ends of actin filaments to prevent their elongation and facilitate Arp2/3-mediated nucleation ( Akin and Mullins, 2008 ). (jneurosci.org)
  • The critical concentration for the rhodamine-actin incorporation (0.15 microM) and its inhibition by CapZ, a barbed-end capping protein, indicated that the nucleation sites for actin polymerization most likely consist of free barbed ends of actin filaments. (rupress.org)
  • This protein helps to stabilize the actin filaments protecting it from assembly and disassembly. (wikipedia.org)
  • The adaptor complexes capture the retrograde flow of actin filaments (F-actin), and this interaction array of ECM, integrin, adaptors, and F-actin generates tractive force for cell motility ( 3 ). (aacrjournals.org)
  • In inducing cell motility , one end of the actin filament elongates while the other end contracts, presumably by myosin II molecular motors. (wikipedia.org)
  • Further analysis of these fibroblasts should certainly provide important information on the role of N-WASP in actin polymerization and cell motility. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Actin participates in many important cellular processes, including muscle contraction , cell motility , cell division and cytokinesis , vesicle and organelle movement, cell signaling , and the establishment and maintenance of cell junctions and cell shape. (wikipedia.org)
  • Filopodin, a slime mold protein that binds actin and which is involved in the control of cell motility and chemotaxis. (embl-heidelberg.de)
  • CAPZA1 CAPZA2 CAPZA3 CAPZB "Actin Filament Capping Protein (CapZ): The Story After Crystal Structure Elucidation" (PDF). (wikipedia.org)
  • We have studied the interaction of CapZ, a barbed-end actin capping protein from the Z line of skeletal muscle, with actin. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Nebulin is a giant protein (Mw 700-800 kDa) expressed in skeletal muscle, and makes up 2-3% of the myofibrillar protein mass. (frontiersin.org)
  • Tropomyosin - In skeletal muscle, the Tropomyosin dimer form binds laterally to the actin filament, strengthening actin networks. (tebu-bio.com)
  • Z-lines contain the barbed ends of actin thin filaments, the NH 2 -terminal ends of titin filaments, the COOH-terminal ends of nebulin filaments (skeletal muscle), and nebulette (cardiac muscle), as well as a variety of other regulatory and structural proteins. (rupress.org)
  • Acute estradiol treatment reduces skeletal muscle protein breakdown markers in early- but not late-postmenopausal women. (ucdenver.edu)
  • Actophorin, a low molecular weight, monomer sequestering, calcium-independent severing protein did not sever phalloidin-saturated filaments. (rupress.org)
  • The results of these studies provide new information about the molecular mechanisms of severing and capping by well-characterized proteins as well as definition of a novel type of severing activity. (rupress.org)
  • To understand the molecular basis for how CP binds the barbed end of the actin filament, we have used a combination of computational and experimental approaches, primarily involving molecular docking and site-directed mutagenesis. (genes2cognition.org)
  • These studies provide us with new molecular insight into how CP binds to the actin filament. (genes2cognition.org)
  • The HSPB8 is one of the ten members of the small heat shock protein family (sHSP), a group of molecular chaperones known to be up-regulated under heat stress or toxic stress. (springer.com)
  • In vivo actin polymerization is catalyzed by a class of filament end-tracking molecular motors known as actoclampins . (wikipedia.org)
  • Thus, deciphering the molecular interactions of proteins forming Z-lines is pivotal for understanding the regulation of myofibril assembly, sarcomeric organization, and mechanical properties of striated muscle. (rupress.org)
  • Molecular simulations suggest that close interactions between PIP2 and the β-tentacle of CapZ are modified by phosphorylation at T267. (rupress.org)
  • Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) probes the molecular interactions between PIP2 and CapZ, which are decreased by PIP2 availability or by the β-tentacle truncation. (rupress.org)
  • Advances in fluorescence microscopy, molecular biology and biochemistry have enabled the discovery of the processes underlying motility and the identification of the major proteins behind these processes. (ijbs.com)
  • In muscle, two giant proteins, titin and the actin‐binding nebulin, are possible candidates to act as a molecular blueprint (see review by Trinick, 1994 ). (embopress.org)
  • With a molecular mass of around 520 kDa, the DHC belongs to one of the largest proteins in eukaryotic cells. (uni-goettingen.de)
  • The dendritic nucleation model for Arp2/3-based lamellipodial assembly features capping of barbed ends by CP, and the formation of filopodia is proposed to involve inhibition of capping by formins and other proteins. (genes2cognition.org)
  • Arp 2/3 complex - a protein complex at the origin of branched F-actin networks by creating nucleation cores. (tebu-bio.com)
  • 1 Actin Filament Nucleation and Polymerization. (ufl.edu)
  • The emphasis was on the regulation and localization of the Arp2/3 complex, which over the last two years has been shown to stimulate actin nucleation, and on the identification of additional proteins that interact with actin and Arp2/3 in a variety of organisms. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Further evidence that N-WASP is required for PIP 2 -activated actin nucleation was provided by John Hartwig (Harvard Medical School), who reported that in extracts of fibroblasts derived from N-WASP-deficient mice PIP 2 was unable to initiate actin nucleation, whereas it could in extracts from wild-type fibroblasts. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The role of the FH1 domain and profilin in formin-mediated actin-filament elongation and nucleation. (qxmd.com)
  • In vitro analyses of chicken and budding yeast CP revealed that deletions or point mutations in either the α or β tentacles do not affect protein stability but reduce the capping affinity, while a complete removal of both tentacles fully abrogates the actin-binding activity [12] , [20] . (plos.org)
  • A significant advance in this direction was made when biophysical studies helped identify regions where different force generating proteins are located, measured ( in vitro ) the exact forces generated by some of these proteins [ 2 - 6 ], and measured ( in vivo ) the forces associated with movement [ 7 - 9 ]. (ijbs.com)
  • A major breakthrough in analysing the regulation of actin polymerization has been the ability to initiate the process in vitro using purified proteins and a combination of biochemical fractionation and informed guesswork. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Different laboratories have used either the bacteria Shigella and Listeria , the GTPase Cdc42, or micelles of the phospholipid phosphatidylinositol (4,5) bisphosphate (PIP 2 ) to initiate actin polymerization in vitro . (biomedcentral.com)
  • The Arp2/3 complex can be activated in vitro by binding to the Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein WASP/N-WASP via the carboxy-terminal acidic region of these proteins (Tom Pollard, Salk Institute). (biomedcentral.com)
  • Using a biochemical fractionation approach, Rajat Rohatgi and Marc Kirschner (Harvard Medical School) reported that Cdc42- and PIP 2 -induced actin polymerization in vitro requires a complex of proteins that includes N-WASP, the Arp2/3 complex, and an as yet unidentified 140kDa Cdc42-interacting protein. (biomedcentral.com)
  • It nucleates a branching filament network in vitro, as is also found in the actin tails generated by Listeria (Gary Borisy, University of Wisconsin). (biomedcentral.com)
  • In vitro, Delphilin stabilized actin filaments by inhibiting actin filament depolymerisation. (qxmd.com)
  • These interactions allow the assembly of a ternary complex of titin, actin and α‐actinin in vitro , and are expected to constrain the path of titin in the Z‐disk. (embopress.org)
  • However, the mechanism of the interaction between Hsp27 and actin is unclear and controversial and a binding study of the interaction between the two proteins in vitro has not been reported [ 3 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • In order to address some of these issues we have investigated the interaction between Hsp27 and actin, in vitro , using fluorescence probes attached to Hsp27. (hindawi.com)
  • CapZ is associated with membranes in cells and it is generally assumed that this interaction is mediated by polyphosphoinositides (PPI) particularly PIP 2 , which has been characterized in vitro . (biomedcentral.com)
  • Actin filament growth, stability and disassembly are controlled by a plethora of actin-binding proteins. (biologists.org)
  • The disassembly of actin occurs in CMs from the mouse model, leading to left ventricular dysfunction. (deepdyve.com)
  • Bursting disassembly generates unstable reaction intermediates with lowered affinity for CapZ at barbed ends. (harvard.edu)
  • CapZ and cytochalasin D (CytoD), a barbed-end capping drug, strongly inhibit bursting disassembly. (harvard.edu)
  • CytoD also inhibits actin disassembly in mammalian cells, whereas latrunculin B, a monomer sequestering drug, does not. (harvard.edu)
  • We have also investigated phosphorylation-dependent effects on actin polymerization by analysing the protective role of capping protein phosphomutants in actin disassembly assays. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Phosphorylation also reduces the ability of the capping proteins to protect polymerized actin from disassembly. (biomedcentral.com)
  • This entry represent the alpha subunit (CAPZA), which is a protein of about 268 to 286 amino acid residues whose sequence is well conserved in eukaryotic species [ PMID: 1711931 ]. (ebi.ac.uk)
  • The alpha subunit is a protein of about 268 to 286 amino acid residues and the beta subunit is approximately 280 amino acids, their sequences are well conserved in eukaryotic species. (wikipedia.org)
  • Actin is one of the most abundant proteins in many eukaryotic cells, with concentrations of over 100 μM. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • Actin is one of the most abundant proteins, that is present in almost all eukaryotic cells. (hindawi.com)
  • Upon release, the free actin monomer slowly dissociates from ADP, which in turn rapidly binds to the free ATP diffusing in the cytosol , thereby forming the ATP-actin monomeric units needed for further barbed-end filament elongation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Actin occurs in two forms, as a monomer and as a polymer. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • 10.5 kDa monomer (S100B can form homodimers and heterodimers with other proteins of the S100 family, described for S100A1). (atlasgeneticsoncology.org)
  • Atomic-level structure of an actin monomer showing the ATP-binding site. (asmscience.org)
  • Residues 262 to 274 are thought to reach across this axis and interact with the adjacent actin monomer of the double-stranded helix. (asmscience.org)
  • Upon interaction with F-actin the pyrene-Hsp27 excimer fluorescence was largely lost, suggesting that Hsp27 interacts with F-actin as a monomer, consistent with the acrylodan-Hsp27 results. (hindawi.com)
  • It is also unknown if Hsp27 interacts with the actin filament as a monomer, dimer, or higher multimer. (hindawi.com)
  • It can be present as either a free monomer called G-actin (globular) or as part of a linear polymer microfilament called F-actin (filamentous), both of which are essential for such important cellular functions as the mobility and contraction of cells during cell division . (wikipedia.org)
  • CapZ, also known as CAPZ, CAZ1 and CAPPA1, is a capping protein that caps the barbed end of actin filaments in muscle cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • Profilin-mediated competition between capping protein and formin Cdc12p during cytokinesis in fission yeast. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Furthermore using a combination of GFP-INF2 expression in human podocytes and GFP-Trap purification coupled with MS we demonstrate that INF2 interacts with profilin 2 and the F-actin capping protein, CapZ α-1. (bris.ac.uk)
  • Assembly and turnover of short actin filaments by the formin INF2 and profilin. (qxmd.com)
  • Profilin - A protein with actin binding activity thus inhibiting actin polymerization. (tebu-bio.com)
  • The protein profilin reverses this effect by stimulating the exchange of bound ADP for ATP. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • Unlike gelsolin and severin this protein does not sever actin filaments. (ebi.ac.uk)
  • Unlike other capping proteins (such as gelsolin and severin), these proteins do not sever actin filaments. (uniprot.org)
  • CapZ is not regulated by calcium or calmodulin, as seen with other capping proteins, such as Gelsolin. (wikipedia.org)
  • Direct observation of actin filament severing by gelsolin and binding by gCap39 and CapZ. (rupress.org)
  • Coverslips coated with gelsolin, a multi-domain, calcium-dependent capping and severing protein, bound rhodamine-phalloidin-saturated filaments along their length in the presence of EGTA. (rupress.org)
  • Both gCap 39, a gelsolin-like, calcium-dependent capping protein that does not sever filaments, and CapZ, a heterodimeric, non-calcium-dependent capping protein, bound the filaments by one end to the coverslip. (rupress.org)
  • The formins compete with actin capping proteins, such as gelsolin and capZ (not depicted). (cellmigration.org)
  • Gelsolin - an ABP controlling actin filament length. (tebu-bio.com)
  • CAPZA1 is a member of the F-actin capping protein alpha subunit family. (nih.gov)
  • We have identified capping proteins CAPZA1 and CAPZB2 as PIM1 substrates, and shown that phosphorylation of either of them leads to increased adhesion and migration of human prostate cancer cells. (biomedcentral.com)
  • CAPZA1 Full-Length MS Protein Standard (NP_006126), Labeled with [U- 13C6, 15N4]-L-Arginine and [U- 13C6, 15N2]-L-Lysine, was produced in human 293 cells (HEK293) with fully chemically defined cell culture medium to obtain incorporation efficiency at Creative-Proteomics. (creative-proteomics.com)
  • Consistent with this, mass spectrometry identified CapZβ1 phosphorylation on serine-204 and acetylation on lysine-199, two residues which are near the actin binding surface of CapZβ1. (selleckchem.com)
  • Taken together, this dual regulation through phosphorylation and acetylation of CapZβ1 provides a novel model for the regulation of myofibril growth during cardiac hypertrophy. (selleckchem.com)
  • Here, we hypothesize that in muscle, the actin-capping protein (named CapZ) integrates signaling by a variety of pathways, including phosphorylation and phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate (PIP2) binding, to regulate muscle fiber growth in response to mechanical load. (rupress.org)
  • We investigate how PIP2 signaling affects CapZ using the PIP2 sequestering agent neomycin and the effect of PKC-mediated CapZ phosphorylation using the PKC-activating drug phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA). (rupress.org)
  • Furthermore, CapZ with a deletion of the β-tentacle that lacks the phosphorylation site T267 shows increased FRAP kinetics with lack of sensitivity to PMA treatment or PIP2 reduction. (rupress.org)
  • These data suggest that CapZ is bound to actin tightly in the idle, locked state, with little phosphorylation or PIP2 binding. (rupress.org)
  • Here we have studied the phosphorylation-dependent effects of PIM1 on actin capping proteins, which bind as heterodimers to the fast-growing actin filament ends and stabilize them. (biomedcentral.com)
  • We have analysed the functional consequences of capping protein phosphorylation on cell migration and adhesion by using wound healing and real-time impedance-based assays. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Stress-induced phosphorylation of CAPZIP may regulate the ability of F-actin-capping protein to remodel actin filament assembly. (genecards.org)
  • Note that the 'protein existence' evidence does not give information on the accuracy or correctness of the sequence(s) displayed. (uniprot.org)
  • p>This section provides information about the protein and gene name(s) and synonym(s) and about the organism that is the source of the protein sequence. (uniprot.org)
  • Peptide with sequence NDLVEALKRKQQC, from the C Terminus of the protein sequence according to NP_004921.1. (everestbiotech.com)
  • Hsp70 and signal translocation sequence target protein to TOM → TIM → signal sequence cleaved → hsp60 help fold the rest inside mito. (caribbeanmedstudent.com)
  • Data from computer-aided sequence and structure analyses further suggest that CapZ could become partially buried in the lipid bilayer probably under mildly acidic conditions, in a manner that is not only dependent on the presence of PPIs. (biomedcentral.com)
  • CapZ proteins have been isolated from various species, and sequence studies demonstrate extensive homology among Drosophila , Saccharomyces , Dictyostelium, Acanthamoeba , Caenorhabditis and vertebrates. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The search for highly hydrophobic or amphipathic segments within the CapZ sequence includes the construction of plots of the average hydrophobicity and of the average hydrophobic moment [ 10 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The amino-acid sequence of the FERM domain is highly conserved among ERM proteins and is responsible for membrane association by direct binding to the cytoplasmic domain or tail of integral membrane proteins. (embl-heidelberg.de)
  • In the present study, we show that three mutations associated with FSGS, E184K, S186P and R218Q, reduce INF2 auto-inhibition and increase association with monomeric actin. (bris.ac.uk)
  • Fascin - A monomeric ABP, bundling actin filaments with its two actin-binding sites. (tebu-bio.com)
  • Upon release, ADP-actin undergoes exchange of its bound ADP for solution-phase ATP, thereby forming the ATP-actin monomeric units needed for further barbed-end filament elongation. (thefullwiki.org)
  • CapZ plays a role in cell movement (cell crawling) by controlling the lengths of the microfilaments. (wikipedia.org)
  • Microfilaments are usually about 7 nm in diameter and composed of two strands of actin. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the 1930s, Szent-Györgyi and collaborators, violating one of the canons of biochemistry , started to study the residue instead of the extract", that is, structural proteins and not enzymes , leading to the many discoveries related to microfilaments. (wikipedia.org)
  • Actin is a family of globular multi-functional proteins that form microfilaments . (wikipedia.org)
  • Mutations in the different genes that regulate actin production in humans can cause muscular diseases , variations in the size and function of the heart as well as deafness . (wikipedia.org)
  • ROCKs are serine/threonine kinases that promote actin organization through phosphorylating several downstream targets, including LIMKs ( 6 ). (aacrjournals.org)
  • The consequent organization of actin filaments into bundles or a branched network can give rise to different cellular structures. (cellmigration.org)
  • Actin filaments are additionally decorated along their length by tropomyosin and a large number of actin-binding proteins, which contribute to maintaining sarcomere structure and organization (11-16). (deepdyve.com)
  • Together, these results provide genetic evidence that AtSAC1, a SAC domain phosphoinositide phosphatase, is required for normal cell morphogenesis, cell wall synthesis, and actin organization. (plantcell.org)
  • Actin filaments are additionally decorated along their length by tropomyosin and a large number of actin-binding pro- teins, which contribute to maintaining sarcomere structure and organization (11-16). (readkong.com)
  • To elucidate structural and functional differences between cytoplasmic and sarcomercic CP variants, we have solved the atomic structure of Cap32/34 (32=β- and 34=α-subunit) from the cellular slime mold Dictyostelium at 2.2 Å resolution and compared it to that of chicken muscle CapZ. (nih.gov)
  • ERM proteins form a structural linkage between transmembrane components and actin filaments (F-actin) ( McClatchey and Giovannini, 2005 ). (biologists.org)
  • Actin is a globular structural protein that polymerizes in a helical fashion to form an actin filament (or microfilament ). (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • The first part of this work focused on the structural characterization of the heavy chain of dynein (DHC), a microtubule-associated motor protein complex, from human and Dictyostelium discoideum by means of X-ray-crystallography. (uni-goettingen.de)
  • In order to obtain protein in amounts sufficient for structural studies, the DHC was systematically subdivided into smaller sections and the constructs were subsequently expressed in the lower eukaryote Dictyostelium discoideum. (uni-goettingen.de)
  • E-C coupling structural protein junctophilin-2 encodes a stress-adaptive transcription regulator. (ucdenver.edu)
  • These proteins play structural and regulatory roles in the assembly and stabilization of specialized plasmamembrane domains. (embl-heidelberg.de)
  • Thus, CP appears to cap F-actin barbed ends via the independent interaction of both tentacles with actin. (plos.org)
  • At the hinge of these two domains Cap32/34 contains an elongated and highly flexible loop, which has been reported to be important for the interaction of cytoplasmic CP with actin and might contribute to the more dynamic actin-binding of cytoplasmic compared to sarcomeric CP (CapZ). (nih.gov)
  • The interaction of capping protein with the barbed end of the actin filament. (genes2cognition.org)
  • The interaction of capping protein (CP) with actin filaments is an essential element of actin assembly and actin-based motility in nearly all eukaryotes. (genes2cognition.org)
  • This complex (composed of tropomyosin, troponin C, I, and T) regulates Myosin II interaction with actin. (tebu-bio.com)
  • We recently showed that WASH localizes to early endosomal subdomains, where it is associated with vesicular F-actin, and regulates retromer-mediated vesicle trafficking through an interaction with the protein FAM21 ( 8 ). (pnas.org)
  • Calcium binding induces a conformational change in S100B that allows the interaction with a variety of target proteins. (atlasgeneticsoncology.org)
  • Based on a phosphoproteomics screen for novel PIM substrates, we have used kinase assays and fluorescence-based imaging techniques to validate actin capping proteins as PIM1 substrates and interaction partners. (biomedcentral.com)
  • We demonstrate by protein interaction analysis that two types of titin interactions are involved in the assembly of α‐actinin into the Z‐disk. (embopress.org)
  • The fluorescence of acrylodan attached to Hsp27 increased 4-5-fold upon interaction with F-actin. (hindawi.com)
  • An early study of the Hsp25 (murine and avian isoform of Hsp27)-actin interaction concluded that Hsp25 was an actin filament barbed-end-capping protein based on limited evidence [ 26 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • Since that study it has generally been assumed that Hsp25 and Hsp27 are actin barbed-end-capping proteins, although there has been little further support for this interaction model. (hindawi.com)
  • Therefore, it can be assumed that this part of the molecule might be involved in the interaction with negatively charged binding partners in Cap32/34 and possibly in every cytoplasmic capping protein. (uni-goettingen.de)
  • In GgCapZ, this segment is characterized by a substantially higher temperature factor, and - since it is solvent-exposed - it might be involved in the interaction with the Z-disc of the sarcomere, where the protein is specifically located at. (uni-goettingen.de)
  • Our computational analysis indicates that the C-terminal half of CapZ beta-subunit could contribute to lipid interaction/insertion. (biomedcentral.com)
  • By knocking down or ectopically overexpressing this protein, we revealed that it is crucial for efficient spindle migration and maintenance of the cytoplasmic actin mesh density. (biologists.org)
  • Expression of the capping-protein-binding region of CARMIL (also known as LRRC16A) impaired spindle migration and polar body extrusion during oocyte maturation and decreased the density of the cytoplasmic actin mesh. (biologists.org)
  • Conservation and divergence between cytoplasmic and muscle-specific actin capping proteins: insights from the crystal structure of cytoplasmic Cap32/34 from Dictyostelium discoideum. (nih.gov)
  • Actin filaments can also participate in certain cell junctions, such as those in cytoplasmic streaming when the cell cytoplasm is flowing, and in contraction of the cell during cytokinesis (division of the cell cytoplasm following nucleus division). (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • These proteins regulate antigen-specific responses through cell-cell contact and have substantial cytoplasmic regions which link to intracellular signaling machinery (Fig. 1A ). (asm.org)
  • When we examined protein extracts from stably transfected C2C12 cells expressing H222P lamin A (C2-H222P) at lower levels (24,25), we observed an increase in cytoplasmic relative to nuclear pERK1/2 compared with cells expressing wild-type lamin A (C2-WT) (Fig. 1B). (deepdyve.com)
  • In the second part of this work, the crystal structure of Cap32/34 from Dictyostelium discoideum - the first high resolution structure of a cytoplasmic capping protein - is reported. (uni-goettingen.de)
  • Focal-adhesion kinases (FAKs), cytoplasmic protein tyrosine kinases involved in signalling through integrins. (embl-heidelberg.de)
  • In addition to its role in many cellular processes, Capping Protein acts as a main tumor suppressor module in Drosophila and in humans, in part, by restricting the activity of Yorkie/YAP/TAZ oncogenes. (plos.org)
  • Drosophila and organisms other than vertebrates have single genes encoding capping protein α (cpa) or β (cpb) . (plos.org)
  • In vivo , a truncated form of Drosophila cpa deleted of the C-terminal 28 amino acids has no effect on F-actin when expressed alone but promotes F-actin accumulation when co-expressed with full length cpb [21] . (plos.org)
  • In Drosophila , mutations in either cpa or cpb , lead to accumulation of F-actin within the cell and give rise to identical developmental phenotypes that are tissue specific. (biologists.org)
  • Visualization of individual filaments also revealed severing activity present in mixtures of actin-binding proteins isolated by filamentous actin affinity chromatography from early Drosophila embryos. (rupress.org)
  • Loss of Capping Protein activity results in abnormal accumulation of apical F-actin, reduced Hippo pathway activity and the ectopic expression of several Yorkie target genes that promote cell survival and proliferation. (biologists.org)
  • Ascertaining when and where genes are expressed is of crucial importance to understanding or predicting the physiological role of genes and proteins and how they interact to form the complex networks that underlie organ development and function. (genes2cognition.org)
  • Nine genes encoding SAC domain-containing proteins are present in the Arabidopsis thaliana genome, but their roles in plant cellular functions and plant growth and development have not been characterized. (plantcell.org)
  • Diseases involved in protein coding nuclear genes (i.e. (caribbeanmedstudent.com)
  • A large number of illnesses and diseases are caused by mutations in alleles of the genes that regulate the production of actin or of its associated proteins. (wikipedia.org)
  • Each flagellum contains multiple copies of a single protein called flagellin, but about 50 other genes are necessary for a fully functional motile system. (leeds.ac.uk)
  • p>Describes annotations that are concluded from looking at variations or changes in a gene product such as mutations or abnormal levels and includes techniques such as knockouts, overexpression, anti-sense experiments and use of specific protein inhibitors. (uniprot.org)
  • This gene encodes the alpha subunit of the barbed-end actin binding protein. (nih.gov)
  • CAPZA2 (Capping Actin Protein Of Muscle Z-Line Alpha Subunit 2) is a Protein Coding gene. (genecards.org)
  • GO annotations related to this gene include actin binding . (genecards.org)
  • We report here the characterization of CAP2, the single gene encoding the beta-subunit of capping protein in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. (nih.gov)
  • Yeast cells in which the CAP2 gene was disrupted by an insertion or a deletion had an abnormal actin distribution, including the loss of actin cables. (nih.gov)
  • The phenotype of CAP2 disruption resembled that of temperature-sensitive mutations in the yeast actin gene ACT1, indicating that capping protein regulates actin-filament distribution in vivo. (nih.gov)
  • A homozygous disruption or genetic mutation of the bag3 gene, a member of the Bcl-2-associated athanogene (BAG) family proteins, causes cardiomyopathy and myofibrillar myopathy that is characterized by myofibril and Z-disc disruption. (genes2cognition.org)
  • Mutations in the small heat shock protein B8 gene ( HSPB8/HSP22 ) have been associated with distal hereditary motor neuropathy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, and recently distal myopathy. (springer.com)
  • This gene encodes the beta subunit of the barbed-end actin binding protein which belongs to the F-actin capping protein family. (bio-rad.com)
  • The NH 2 -terminal region of myopalladin specifically binds to the cardiac ankyrin repeat protein (CARP), a nuclear protein involved in control of muscle gene expression. (rupress.org)
  • This gene encodes an actin capping protein, one of the F-actin capping protein alpha subunit family. (abnova.com)
  • The localizations of the proteins showed, in many cases, good agreement with the Gene Ontology localization prediction model. (genes2cognition.org)
  • RCSD1 (RCSD Domain Containing 1) is a Protein Coding gene. (genecards.org)
  • [5] Lastly, actin plays an important role in the control of gene expression . (wikipedia.org)
  • specifically, its role in regulating cardiac muscle contraction via targeting the sarcomeric proteins, as well as modulating cardiac cell energy production and metabolism by targeting cardiac mitochondria. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • We describe here a novel sarcomeric 145-kD protein, myopalladin, which tethers together the COOH-terminal Src homology 3 domains of nebulin and nebulette with the EF hand motifs of α-actinin in vertebrate Z-lines. (rupress.org)
  • Fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP) demonstrates that the kinetic binding constant of CapZ to sarcomeric thin filaments in living muscle cells increases with stiffness or PMA treatment but is diminished by PIP2 reduction. (rupress.org)
  • The sarcomeric Z‐disk, the anchoring plane of thin (actin) filaments, links titin (also called connectin) and actin filaments from opposing sarcomere halves in a lattice connected by α‐actinin. (embopress.org)
  • The sarcomeric Z‐disk therefore represents a model system for the controlled assembly of actin filaments. (embopress.org)
  • The cellular interface of focal adhesions consists of integrin-α/β heterodimers that bind ECM proteins (e.g., fibronectin, laminin, and vitronectin) and adaptor complexes (e.g., talin, vinculin, and tensin) via the extracellular and intracellular domains, respectively ( 2 ). (aacrjournals.org)
  • The activity regulation of this protein can be done by other regulatory proteins that bind to the actin filaments blocking the CapZ, hence allowing assembly. (wikipedia.org)
  • These molecules bind to CapZ itself to prevent it from binding to actin. (wikipedia.org)
  • Actin can also bind to adenosine diphosphate, or ADP (two phosphate groups). (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • Cdc42 can bind to full-length N-WASP and stimulate its ability to activate the Arp2/3 complex, thereby inducing actin polymerization. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Interestingly, the amino-terminal WH1 domain of N-WASP,which has been reported to bind to PIP 2 , is not required for PIP 2 -induced actin polymerization. (biomedcentral.com)
  • An elegant analysis of Arp2/3 localization by immunoelectron microscopy has revealed that it is localized in lamellipodia at branch points between actin filaments, reflecting its ability to bind to the sides of actin filaments. (biomedcentral.com)
  • We propose that non-PPI lipids also bind CapZ. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Here we report that CapZ has the potential to bind to lipids (other than PIP 2 ) and could therefore interact with, or embed into, lipid regions consisting of phospholipids, glycolipids, cholesterol and/or long-chain fatty acids. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Some PDZ domain containing proteins bind one or more of this family. (embl-heidelberg.de)
  • Aside from binding to membranes, the activated FERM domain of ERM proteins can also bind the guanine nucleotide dissociation inhibitor of Rho GTPase (RhoDGI), which suggests that in addition to functioning as a cross-linker, ERM proteins may influence Rho signalling pathways. (embl-heidelberg.de)
  • Protein Kinase C-epsilon (PKCε) is an isoform of a large PKC family of enzymes that has a variety of functions in different cell types. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • This antibody is expected to be specific for the beta2 isoform of capping protein, found in non-muscle cells and should not recognise the beta1 form. (everestbiotech.com)
  • Actin polymerization is essential for various stages of mammalian oocyte maturation, including spindle migration, actin cap formation, polar body extrusion and cytokinesis. (biologists.org)
  • However, the roles of capping protein in mammalian oocyte maturation are poorly understood. (biologists.org)
  • Here we show that in mammalian cells assembly of an actin scaffold inside the isolation membrane (the autophagosomal precursor) is essential for autophagosomal membrane shaping. (nature.com)
  • Mammalian heat shock protein 27 (Hsp27) is a member of a family of small heat shock proteins that includes the eye lens protein α B-crystallin, the archetype of the family [ 1 - 3 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • Much like microtubules , actin filaments are polarized. (wikipedia.org)
  • Much like microtubules , actin filaments are polarized, with their fast-growing barbed-ends (because of their appearance in electron micrographs after binding of myosin S1 sub-fragments) and a slow-growing pointed-end (again based on the pattern created by S1 binding). (thefullwiki.org)
  • In this intracellular scaffold, filamentous systems of intermediate filaments, microtubules or actin stress fibres dissipate mechanical strain and maintain cell shape. (embopress.org)
  • Here, we report that the actin-Capping Protein αβ heterodimer, which regulates actin polymerization, also functions to suppress inappropriate tissue growth by inhibiting Yorkie activity. (biologists.org)
  • The heterodimer has the shape of a mushroom, comprising a stem and a cap. (uni-goettingen.de)
  • Disrupting filamentous actin or inhibiting actomyosin contraction abrogated or attenuated force-induced DHFR transcription, whereas activating endogenous contraction upregulated force-induced DHFR transcription. (upenn.edu)
  • BAG3 and Hsc70 interact with actin capping protein CapZ to maintain myofibrillar integrity under mechanical stress. (genes2cognition.org)
  • The recently discovered WASH protein (Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein and SCAR homologue) is conserved from simple eukaryotes such as Entamoeba and Dictyostelium to humans ( 7 ). (pnas.org)
  • In this study we observed that Delphilin binds to actin filaments, and Delphilin inhibits actin filament elongation like barbed end capping protein CapZ. (qxmd.com)
  • Ganglioside contained in the neuronal tissue-enriched acidic protein of 22 kDa (NAP-22) fraction prepared from the detergent-resistant membrane microdomain of rat brain inhibits the phosphatase activity of calcineurin. (wroc.pl)
  • Dynamic behavior of actin filaments in cells is the basis of many different cellular activities. (rupress.org)
  • Chhabra, E. S. & Higgs, H. N. The many faces of actin: matching assembly factors with cellular structures. (nature.com)
  • In this report, we demonstrate the essential roles of one of the Arabidopsis SAC domain proteins, AtSAC1, in plant cellular functions. (plantcell.org)
  • To unravel the functional pathways in which these proteins have a role and to further our comprehension of the cellular mechanisms intrinsic to this complex cell, cell culture experiments will become increasingly important. (asnjournals.org)
  • Information on protein localization on the subcellular level is important to map and characterize the proteome and to better understand cellular functions of proteins. (genes2cognition.org)
  • Many of these processes are mediated by extensive and intimate interactions of actin with cellular membranes . (wikipedia.org)
  • Actin therefore contributes to processes such as the intracellular transport of vesicles and organelles as well as muscular contraction and cellular migration . (wikipedia.org)
  • Myosin II (in green, between filaments) cross links antiparallel actin mediates contraction due to its ATPase-dependent motor domain, and its cross-linking, ATPase-independent activities. (cellmigration.org)
  • Actin is one of two major muscle proteins that play a crucial role in muscle cell contraction, the other protein being myosin . (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • It is as a polymer, F-actin, that it appears as thin filaments, which are interwoven with thick myosin filaments. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • A relatively simple and ubiquitous protein, being found in most cells, Actin nonetheless demonstrates the extraordinary complexity-and one might say beauty-of creation, requiring a precise order of amino acids folded into a precise three-dimensional shape, and needing myosin, end capping proteins, ATP, and cell signaling mechanisms to function in muscle contraction. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • F-actin is present throughout the cell body, which interacts with myosin to generate traction force. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Firstly, through motor proteins, like dynein, kinesin and myosin, which transform the energy stored in ATP into directed movement to, for instance, facilitate organelle transport along microtubule- and actin-filaments. (uni-goettingen.de)
  • Following up on the discovery of Ilona Banga & Szent-Györgyi in 1941 that the coagulation only occurs in some mysosin extractions and was reversed upon the addition of ATP, [8] Straub identified and purified actin from those myosin preparations that did coagulate. (wikipedia.org)
  • The combination of uncapping and severing can greatly increase the number of free barbed-filament ends available for rapid actin assembly. (asmscience.org)
  • activate the Arp2/3 complex and help to form new branched actin filaments. (biologists.org)
  • This indicates the importance of various actin-binding proteins in Arp2/3-mediated actin reorganization. (biologists.org)
  • CPs and the Arp2/3 complex, which promotes filament branching, favor formation of the short highly branched actin filaments required to generate protrusive force at the leading edge of migrating cells. (biologists.org)
  • We recently showed that the Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein (WASP) family member, WASH, localizes to endosomal subdomains and regulates endocytic vesicle scission in an Arp2/3-dependent manner. (pnas.org)
  • They act in large part by regulating the actin nucleating activity of the ubiquitous Arp2/3 complex. (pnas.org)
  • WASP proteins stimulate Arp2/3 complex using a conserved C-terminal VCA (Verprolin homologous, central hydrophobic, and acidic) region. (pnas.org)
  • Another important component in filament production is the Arp2/3 complex, which nucleates new actin filaments while bound to existing filaments, thus creating a branched network. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • Shigella recruits N-WASP via its IcsA protein, whereas Listeria bypasses the requirement for WASP and binds to and activates the Arp2/3 complex directly through an acidic region of the Listeria ActA protein (Matt Welch, University of California Berkeley). (biomedcentral.com)
  • This localization of the Arp2/3 complex is consistent with it playing an important role in initiating actin polymerization in lamellipodia and by microorganisms. (biomedcentral.com)
  • In contrast, the Arp2/3 complex is not localized to filopodia, consistent with the fact that actin filaments are bundled in parallel in filopodia and not in a branching network. (biomedcentral.com)
  • It is quite probable that N-WASP/WASP is not responsible for recruiting the Arp2/3 complex to lamellipodia, and thus the search is on for other proteins that interact with the complex. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Variant cDNAs encoding proteins similar to the alpha subunit of chicken CapZ. (ebi.ac.uk)
  • Belongs to the F-actin-capping protein alpha subunit family. (abcam.com)
  • It is the alpha subunit of the barbed-end actin binding protein Cap Z. By capping the barbed end of actin filaments, Cap Z regulates the growth of the actin filaments at the barbed end. (genecards.org)
  • Mutations to the formin homology 2 domain of INF2 protein have unexpected effects on actin polymerization and severing. (qxmd.com)
  • The main function of CapZ is to cap the barbed (plus) end of actin filaments in muscle cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • CapZ - this ABP caps the barbed end of actin filaments in muscle cells. (tebu-bio.com)
  • Formins such as mDia1 and mDia2 induce processive actin polymerization by attaching themselves to the barbed end of the filament. (cellmigration.org)
  • Formins are multi domain proteins present ubiquitously in all eukaryotes from lower fungi to higher vertebrates. (qxmd.com)
  • Determinants of Formin Homology 1 (FH1) domain function in actin filament elongation by formins. (qxmd.com)
  • Insertional assembly of actin filament barbed ends in association with formins produces piconewton forces. (qxmd.com)
  • Review of the mechanism of processive actin filament elongation by formins. (qxmd.com)