Centrosome: The cell center, consisting of a pair of CENTRIOLES surrounded by a cloud of amorphous material called the pericentriolar region. During interphase, the centrosome nucleates microtubule outgrowth. The centrosome duplicates and, during mitosis, separates to form the two poles of the mitotic spindle (MITOTIC SPINDLE APPARATUS).Organoids: An organization of cells into an organ-like structure. Organoids can be generated in culture. They are also found in certain neoplasms.Cilia: Populations of thin, motile processes found covering the surface of ciliates (CILIOPHORA) or the free surface of the cells making up ciliated EPITHELIUM. Each cilium arises from a basic granule in the superficial layer of CYTOPLASM. The movement of cilia propels ciliates through the liquid in which they live. The movement of cilia on a ciliated epithelium serves to propel a surface layer of mucus or fluid. (King & Stansfield, A Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)Microtubules: Slender, cylindrical filaments found in the cytoskeleton of plant and animal cells. They are composed of the protein TUBULIN and are influenced by TUBULIN MODULATORS.Mitosis: A type of CELL NUCLEUS division by means of which the two daughter nuclei normally receive identical complements of the number of CHROMOSOMES of the somatic cells of the species.Spindle Apparatus: A microtubule structure that forms during CELL DIVISION. It consists of two SPINDLE POLES, and sets of MICROTUBULES that may include the astral microtubules, the polar microtubules, and the kinetochore microtubules.Tubulin: A microtubule subunit protein found in large quantities in mammalian brain. It has also been isolated from SPERM FLAGELLUM; CILIA; and other sources. Structurally, the protein is a dimer with a molecular weight of approximately 120,000 and a sedimentation coefficient of 5.8S. It binds to COLCHICINE; VINCRISTINE; and VINBLASTINE.Cell Cycle Proteins: Proteins that control the CELL DIVISION CYCLE. This family of proteins includes a wide variety of classes, including CYCLIN-DEPENDENT KINASES, mitogen-activated kinases, CYCLINS, and PHOSPHOPROTEIN PHOSPHATASES as well as their putative substrates such as chromatin-associated proteins, CYTOSKELETAL PROTEINS, and TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS.Chlamydomonas: A genus GREEN ALGAE in the order VOLVOCIDA. It consists of solitary biflagellated organisms common in fresh water and damp soil.Orofaciodigital Syndromes: Two syndromes of oral, facial, and digital malformations. Type I (Papillon-Leage and Psaume syndrome, Gorlin-Psaume syndrome) is inherited as an X-linked dominant trait and is found only in females and XXY males. Type II (Mohr syndrome) is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait.Cell Cycle: The complex series of phenomena, occurring between the end of one CELL DIVISION and the end of the next, by which cellular material is duplicated and then divided between two daughter cells. The cell cycle includes INTERPHASE, which includes G0 PHASE; G1 PHASE; S PHASE; and G2 PHASE, and CELL DIVISION PHASE.Microscopy, Electron: Microscopy using an electron beam, instead of light, to visualize the sample, thereby allowing much greater magnification. The interactions of ELECTRONS with specimens are used to provide information about the fine structure of that specimen. In TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY the reactions of the electrons that are transmitted through the specimen are imaged. In SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY an electron beam falls at a non-normal angle on the specimen and the image is derived from the reactions occurring above the plane of the specimen.Spermatocytes: Male germ cells derived from SPERMATOGONIA. The euploid primary spermatocytes undergo MEIOSIS and give rise to the haploid secondary spermatocytes which in turn give rise to SPERMATIDS.Axoneme: A bundle of MICROTUBULES and MICROTUBULE-ASSOCIATED PROTEINS forming the core of each CILIUM or FLAGELLUM. In most eukaryotic cilia or flagella, an axoneme shaft has 20 microtubules arranged in nine doublets and two singlets.Microtubule-Associated Proteins: High molecular weight proteins found in the MICROTUBULES of the cytoskeletal system. Under certain conditions they are required for TUBULIN assembly into the microtubules and stabilize the assembled microtubules.Flagella: A whiplike motility appendage present on the surface cells. Prokaryote flagella are composed of a protein called FLAGELLIN. Bacteria can have a single flagellum, a tuft at one pole, or multiple flagella covering the entire surface. In eukaryotes, flagella are threadlike protoplasmic extensions used to propel flagellates and sperm. Flagella have the same basic structure as CILIA but are longer in proportion to the cell bearing them and present in much smaller numbers. (From King & Stansfield, A Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)Microtubule Proteins: Proteins found in the microtubules.Histology, Comparative: The study of the similarities and differences in the structures of homologous tissues across various species.Protein-Serine-Threonine Kinases: A group of enzymes that catalyzes the phosphorylation of serine or threonine residues in proteins, with ATP or other nucleotides as phosphate donors.HeLa Cells: The first continuously cultured human malignant CELL LINE, derived from the cervical carcinoma of Henrietta Lacks. These cells are used for VIRUS CULTIVATION and antitumor drug screening assays.Spermatozoa: Mature male germ cells derived from SPERMATIDS. As spermatids move toward the lumen of the SEMINIFEROUS TUBULES, they undergo extensive structural changes including the loss of cytoplasm, condensation of CHROMATIN into the SPERM HEAD, formation of the ACROSOME cap, the SPERM MIDPIECE and the SPERM TAIL that provides motility.Prophase: The first phase of cell nucleus division, in which the CHROMOSOMES become visible, the CELL NUCLEUS starts to lose its identity, the SPINDLE APPARATUS appears, and the CENTRIOLES migrate toward opposite poles.Demecolcine: An alkaloid isolated from Colchicum autumnale L. and used as an antineoplastic.Interphase: The interval between two successive CELL DIVISIONS during which the CHROMOSOMES are not individually distinguishable. It is composed of the G phases (G1 PHASE; G0 PHASE; G2 PHASE) and S PHASE (when DNA replication occurs).Molecular Sequence Data: Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.Encyclopedias as Topic: Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)Eukaryotic Cells: Cells of the higher organisms, containing a true nucleus bounded by a nuclear membrane.Stem Cell Research: Experimentation on STEM CELLS and on the use of stem cells.Metaphase: The phase of cell nucleus division following PROMETAPHASE, in which the CHROMOSOMES line up across the equatorial plane of the SPINDLE APPARATUS prior to separation.Chromosomes: In a prokaryotic cell or in the nucleus of a eukaryotic cell, a structure consisting of or containing DNA which carries the genetic information essential to the cell. (From Singleton & Sainsbury, Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, 2d ed)Chromosome Mapping: Any method used for determining the location of and relative distances between genes on a chromosome.Dictionaries, MedicalDictionaries as Topic: Lists of words, usually in alphabetical order, giving information about form, pronunciation, etymology, grammar, and meaning.Dictionaries, ChemicalStudents: Individuals enrolled in a school or formal educational program.Students, Medical: Individuals enrolled in a school of medicine or a formal educational program in medicine.Cell Division: The fission of a CELL. It includes CYTOKINESIS, when the CYTOPLASM of a cell is divided, and CELL NUCLEUS DIVISION.Microtubule-Organizing Center: An amorphous region of electron dense material in the cytoplasm from which the MICROTUBULES polymerization is nucleated. The pericentriolar region of the CENTROSOME which surrounds the CENTRIOLES is an example.Zygote: The fertilized OVUM resulting from the fusion of a male and a female gamete.Drosophila melanogaster: A species of fruit fly much used in genetics because of the large size of its chromosomes.Cytoskeleton: The network of filaments, tubules, and interconnecting filamentous bridges which give shape, structure, and organization to the cytoplasm.ArchivesBiological Science Disciplines: All of the divisions of the natural sciences dealing with the various aspects of the phenomena of life and vital processes. The concept includes anatomy and physiology, biochemistry and biophysics, and the biology of animals, plants, and microorganisms. It should be differentiated from BIOLOGY, one of its subdivisions, concerned specifically with the origin and life processes of living organisms.Periodicals as Topic: A publication issued at stated, more or less regular, intervals.PubMed: 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.Directories as Topic: Lists of persons or organizations, systematically arranged, usually in alphabetic or classed order, giving address, affiliations, etc., for individuals, and giving address, officers, functions, and similar data for organizations. (ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)Cytokinesis: The process by which the CYTOPLASM of a cell is divided.Phosphorylation: The introduction of a phosphoryl group into a compound through the formation of an ester bond between the compound and a phosphorus moiety.Nuclear Proteins: Proteins found in the nucleus of a cell. Do not confuse with NUCLEOPROTEINS which are proteins conjugated with nucleic acids, that are not necessarily present in the nucleus.Chromosome Segregation: The orderly segregation of CHROMOSOMES during MEIOSIS or MITOSIS.Aneuploidy: The chromosomal constitution of cells which deviate from the normal by the addition or subtraction of CHROMOSOMES, chromosome pairs, or chromosome fragments. In a normally diploid cell (DIPLOIDY) the loss of a chromosome pair is termed nullisomy (symbol: 2N-2), the loss of a single chromosome is MONOSOMY (symbol: 2N-1), the addition of a chromosome pair is tetrasomy (symbol: 2N+2), the addition of a single chromosome is TRISOMY (symbol: 2N+1).Chromosomal Instability: An increased tendency to acquire CHROMOSOME ABERRATIONS when various processes involved in chromosome replication, repair, or segregation are dysfunctional.

Influence of centriole behavior on the first spindle formation in zygotes of the brown alga Fucus distichus (Fucales, Phaeophyceae). (1/575)

The influence of centrioles, derived from the sperm flagellar basal bodies, and the centrosomal material (MTOCs) on spindle formation in the brown alga Fucus distichus (oogamous) was studied by immunofluorescence microscopy using anti-centrin and anti-beta-tubulin antibodies. In contrast to a bipolar spindle, which is formed after normal fertilization, a multipolar spindle was formed in polyspermic zygote. The number of mitotic poles in polyspermic zygotes was double the number of sperm involved in fertilization. As an anti-centrin staining spot (centrioles) was located at these poles, the multipolar spindles in polyspermic zygotes were produced by the supplementary centrioles. When anucleate egg fragments were fertilized, chromosome condensation and mitosis did not occur in the sperm nucleus. Two anti-centrin staining spots could be detected, microtubules (MTs) radiated from nearby, but the mitotic spindle was never produced. When a single sperm fertilized multinucleate eggs (polygyny), abnormal spindles were also observed. In addition to two mitotic poles containing anti-centrin staining spots, extra mitotic poles without anti-centrin staining spots were also formed, and as a result multipolar spindles were formed. When karyogamy was blocked with colchicine, it became clear that the egg nucleus proceeded independently into mitosis accompanying chromosome condensation. A monoastral spindle could be frequently observed, and in rare cases a barrel-shaped spindle was formed. However, when a sperm nucleus was located near an egg nucleus, the two anti-centrin staining spots shifted to the egg nucleus from the sperm nucleus. In this case, a normal spindle was formed, the egg chromosomes arranged at the equator, and the associated MTs elongated from one pole of the egg spindle toward the sperm chromosomes which were scattered. From these results, it became clear that paternal centrioles derived from the sperm have a crucial role in spindle formation in the brown algae, such as they do during animal fertilization. However, paternal centrioles were not adequate for the functional centrosome during spindle formation. We speculated that centrosomal materials from the egg cytoplasm aggregate around the sperm centrioles and are needed for centrosomal activation.  (+info)

Cell division: The renaissance of the centriole. (2/575)

Centrioles are located at the center of the cytoskeleton and duplicate exactly once per cell cycle. Recent studies suggest that centrioles are required for the organization of a functional centrosome and that centriole assembly requires both gamma- and delta-tubulin.  (+info)

Rab15 mediates an early endocytic event in Chinese hamster ovary cells. (3/575)

Rab GTPases comprise a large family of monomeric proteins that regulate a diverse number of membrane trafficking events, including endocytosis. In this paper, we examine the subcellular distribution and function of the GTPase Rab15. Our biochemical and confocal immunofluorescence studies demonstrate that Rab15 associates with the transferrin receptor, a marker for the early endocytic pathway, but not with Rab7 or the cation-independent mannose 6-phosphate receptor, markers for late endosomal membranes. Furthermore, Rab15 colocalizes with Rab4 and -5 on early/sorting endosomes, as well as Rab11 on pericentriolar recycling endosomes. Consistent with its localization to early endosomal membranes, overexpression of the constitutively active mutant HArab15Q67L reduces receptor-mediated and fluid phase endocytosis. Therefore, our functional studies suggest that Rab15 may function as an inhibitory GTPase in early endocytic trafficking.  (+info)

Components of an SCF ubiquitin ligase localize to the centrosome and regulate the centrosome duplication cycle. (4/575)

Centrosomes organize the mitotic spindle to ensure accurate segregation of the chromosomes in mitosis. The mechanism that ensures accurate duplication and separation of the centrosomes underlies the fidelity of chromosome segregation, but remains unknown. In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, entry into S phase and separation of spindle pole bodies each require CDC4 and CDC34, which encode components of an SCF (Skp1-cullin-F-box) ubiquitin ligase, but a direct (SCF) connection to the spindle pole body is unknown. Using immunofluorescence microscopy, we show that in mammalian cells the Skp1 protein and the cullin Cul1 are localized to interphase and mitotic centrosomes and to the cytoplasm and nucleus. Deconvolution and immunoelectron microscopy suggest that Skp1 forms an extended pericentriolar structure that may function to organize the centrosome. Purified centrosomes also contain Skp1, and Cul1 modified by the ubiquitin-like molecule NEDD8, suggesting a role for NEDD8 in targeting. Using an in vitro assay for centriole separation in Xenopus extracts, antibodies to Skp1 or Cul1 block separation. Proteasome inhibitors block both centriole separation in vitro and centrosome duplication in Xenopus embryos. We identify candidate centrosomal F-box proteins, suggesting that distinct SCF complexes may direct proteolysis of factors mediating multiple steps in the centrosome cycle.  (+info)

Tubulin polyglutamylase: isozymic variants and regulation during the cell cycle in HeLa cells. (5/575)

Polyglutamylation is a posttranslational modification of tubulin that is very common in neurons and ciliated or flagellated cells. It was proposed to regulate the binding of microtubule associated proteins (MAPs) and molecular motors as a function of the length of the polyglutamyl side-chain. Though much less common, this modification of tubulin also occurs in proliferating cells like HeLa cells where it is associated with centrioles and with the mitotic spindle. Recently, we partially purified tubulin polyglutamylase from mouse brain and described its enzymatic properties. In this work, we focused on tubulin polyglutamylase activity from HeLa cells. Our results support the existence of a tubulin polyglutamylase family composed of several isozymic variants specific for alpha- or beta-tubulin subunits. In the latter case, the specificity probably also concerns the different beta-tubulin isotypes. Interestingly, we found that tubulin polyglutamylase activity is regulated in a cell cycle dependent manner and peaks in G(2)-phase while the level of glutamylated tubulin peaks in mitosis. Consistent results were obtained by treating the cells with hydroxyurea, nocodazole or taxotere. In particular, in mitotic cells, tubulin polyglutamylase activity was always low while glutamylation level was high. Finally, tubulin polyglutamylase activity and the level of glutamylated tubulin appeared to be inversely related. This paradox suggests a complex regulation of both tubulin polyglutamylase and the reverse deglutamylase activity.  (+info)

Centriolar satellites: molecular characterization, ATP-dependent movement toward centrioles and possible involvement in ciliogenesis. (6/575)

We identified Xenopus pericentriolar material-1 (PCM-1), which had been reported to constitute pericentriolar material, cloned its cDNA, and generated a specific pAb against this molecule. Immunolabeling revealed that PCM-1 was not a pericentriolar material protein, but a specific component of centriolar satellites, morphologically characterized as electron-dense granules, approximately 70-100 nm in diameter, scattered around centrosomes. Using a GFP fusion protein with PCM-1, we found that PCM-1-containing centriolar satellites moved along microtubules toward their minus ends, i.e., toward centrosomes, in live cells, as well as in vitro reconstituted asters. These findings defined centriolar satellites at the molecular level, and explained their pericentriolar localization. Next, to understand the relationship between centriolar satellites and centriolar replication, we examined the expression and subcellular localization of PCM-1 in ciliated epithelial cells during ciliogenesis. When ciliogenesis was induced in mouse nasal respiratory epithelial cells, PCM-1 immunofluorescence was markedly elevated at the apical cytoplasm. At the electron microscopic level, anti-PCM-1 pAb exclusively labeled fibrous granules, but not deuterosomes, both of which have been suggested to play central roles in centriolar replication in ciliogenesis. These findings suggested that centriolar satellites and fibrous granules are identical novel nonmembranous organelles containing PCM-1, which may play some important role(s) in centriolar replication.  (+info)

Development of the human dispermic embryo. (7/575)

In a recent CD-ROM, we portrayed the microstructure of the pre-implantation human embryo (Sathananthan et al., 1999), which was a multimedia production with computer colour-enhanced electron micrographs of mainly monospermic embryos. This disk portrays light and electron micrographs of over 250 tripronuclear (3PN), dispermic, human embryos during pre-implantation development, viewed in thick and thin Araldite sections, as well as appearances of whole embryos flat embedded in Araldite blocks visualized with the light microscope. The 100 figures were computerized (IBM TIFF format), edited and labelled using Adobe Photoshop 5. Some of the figures were coloured on computer. The early development of 3PN embryos overtly resembles that of normal embryos but there are important differences in their microstructure which are portrayed in this presentation. This is a multicentric study involving researchers from four IVF centres.  (+info)

Concerning the localization of steroids in centrioles and basal bodies by immunofluorescence. (8/575)

Specific steroid antibodies, by the immunofluorescence technique, regularly reveal fluorescent centrioles and cilia-bearing basal bodies in target and nontarget cells. Although the precise identity of the immunoreactive steroid substance has not yet been established, it seems noteworthy that exogenous steroids can be vitally concentrated by centrioles, perhaps by exchange with steroids already present at this level. This unexpected localization suggests that steroids may affect cell growth and differentiation in some way different from the two-step receptor mechanism.  (+info)

*Centriole

Atypical centrioles are centrioles that do not have microtubules such as the Proximal Centriole-Like found in Drosophila ... Before DNA replication, cells contain two centrioles. The older of the two centrioles is termed the mother centriole, the other ... After duplication, the two centriole pairs (freshly assembled centriole is now a daughter centriole in each pair) will remain ... The two centrioles in the centrosome are tied to one another. The mother centriole has radiating appendages at the distal end ...

*Proximal Centriole-Like

The proximal centriole-like or PCL is an atypical type of centriole found in the sperm cells of insects. The PCL name is due to ... A proximal centriole-like structure is present in Drosophila spermatids and can serve as a model to study centriole duplication ... The PCL is an atypical type of centriole because it does not have microtubules, a defining feature of centrioles. However, the ... However, it is also found in beetles, suggesting it is a common form of atypical centriole in insects. A proximal centriole- ...

*Mitosis

The cells of higher plants (such as the flowering plants) lack centrioles; instead, microtubules form a spindle on the surface ... Close to the nucleus of animal cells are structures called centrosomes, consisting of a pair of centrioles surrounded by a ... Basto R, Lau J, Vinogradova T, Gardiol A, Woods CG, Khodjakov A, Raff JW (June 2006). "Flies without centrioles". Cell. 125 (7 ...

*Centrosome

The mother centriole just aids in the accumulation of materials required for the assembly of the daughter centriole. Centrioles ... The mother centriole, the older of the two in the centriole pair, also has a central role in making cilia and flagella. The ... When the nematode C. elegans egg is fertilized the sperm delivers a pair of centrioles. These centrioles will form the ... Many cells can completely undergo interphase without centrioles. Unlike centrioles, centrosomes are required for survival of ...

*Centrosome cycle

... which takes on characteristics of a mother centriole). Once they reach full length, the new centriole and its mother centriole ... One centriole originates from the mother cell and the other is replicated from the mother centriole during the cell cycle. It ... Centrioles are generated in new daughter cells through duplication of preexisting centrioles in the mother cells. Each daughter ... A diplosome is a rigid complex formed by an orthogonal mother and newly formed centriole (now a daughter centriole) that aids ...

*Sperm

Most sperm cells have centrioles in the sperm neck. Sperm of many animals has 2 centrioles known as the proximal centriole and ... Some animals like human have a single centriole known as the proximal centriole. Mice and rat have no sperm centrioles. The ... A proximal centriole-like structure is present in Drosophila spermatids and can serve as a model to study centriole duplication ... fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster has a single centriole and an atypical centriole named the Proximal Centriole-Like (PCL). The ...

*Male infertility

Avidor-Reiss T, Khire A, Fishman EL, Jo KH (Apr 2015). "Atypical centrioles during sexual reproduction". Front Cell Dev Biol. 3 ... Genetic defects on the Y chromosome Y chromosome microdeletions Abnormal set of chromosomes Klinefelter syndrome Centriole ...

*Cdc14

Marshall, WF (2009). "Centriole evolution". Curr Opin Cell Biol. 21: 14-19. Mitchell, DR (2007). "The evolution of eukaryotic ... Wu, J; Cho, HP; Rhee, DB; Johnson, DK; Dunlap, J; Liu, Y; Wang, Y (2008). "Cdc14B depletion leads to centriole amplification, ... Whether flagella-anchoring basal bodies or centrioles involved in mitosis appeared first during evolution has been debated, but ... and its overexpression prevents unscheduled centriole duplication". J Cell Biol. 181: 475-483. doi:10.1083/jcb.200710127. PMC ...

*Mónica Bettencourt-Dias

In 2010, she received a grant from the European Research Council to investigate abnormalities in centrioles and how the ... Short, Ben (6 September 2010). "Mónica Bettencourt-Dias: Centered on centrioles". Journal of Cell Biology. New York City, New ... Bettencourt-Dias, Mónica; Carvalho-Santos, Zita (2008). "Double life of centrioles: CP110 in the spotlight". Trends in Cell ... Bettencourt-Dias, Mónica; Glover, David M (September 2009). "SnapShot: Centriole Biogenesis". Cell. 136 (1): 188.e1-188.e2. doi ...

*Procentriole

A procentriole (/proʊˈsɛntri.oʊl/ proh-SEN-tree-ohl) is a centriole or basal body in a stage of early development. That is, it ... Instead of forming in the vicinity of pre-exisintg centrioles, this "de novo" pathway is activated during ciliogenesis, inch ... Procentrioles assemble perpendicular to existing centrioles. A cylindrical structure with a diameter around 130 nm forms at the ... This discovery was made through observation after removing the pre-existing centrioles using laser microbeam. However, studies ...

*SDCCAG8

This protein localizes to the centrioles. Mutations in SDCCAG8 have been found to cause nephronophthisis-related ciliopathies. ...

*Flagellum

Basal bodies are structurally identical to centrioles. The flagellum is encased within the cell's plasma membrane, so that the ...

*Centrin

Centriole Centrosome "RCSB Protein Data Bank - Structure Summary for 3KF9 - Crystal structure of the SdCen/skMLCK complex". ... Centrins are required for duplication of centrioles. They may also play a role in severing of microtubules by causing calcium- ... Centrins are present in the centrioles and pericentriolar lattice. Human centrin genes are CETN1, CETN2 and CETN3. Centrin was ... Salisbury JL, Suino KM, Busby R, Springett M (2002). "Centrin-2 is required for centriole duplication in mammalian cells". Curr ...

*Eukaryote

Centrioles are often present even in cells and groups that do not have flagella, but conifers and flowering plants have neither ... Centrioles produce the spindle during nuclear division. The significance of cytoskeletal structures is underlined in the ... They are supported by a bundle of microtubules arising from a centriole, characteristically arranged as nine doublets ... Conifers (Pinophyta) and flowering plants (Angiospermae) lack the flagellae and centrioles that are present in animal cells. ...

*Basal body

Thus, the basal body in such a cell is derived from the centriole. The basal body differs from the mother centriole in at least ... a modified centriole. The basal body serves as a nucleation site for the growth of the axoneme microtubules. Centrioles, from ... Plants lack centrioles and only lower plants (such as mosses and ferns) with motile sperm have flagella and basal bodies. Jacob ... Before the cell enters G1 phase, i.e. before the formation of the cilium, the mother centriole serves as a component of the ...

*Deuterosome

It was found that both centriole duplication and de novo generation of centrioles occurs in such cells. The generation of new ... Each cilium has a basal body formed from a centriole to which it is anchored and from which it starts to grow after each cell ... Centrioles typically replicate once during cell division, thus allowing for only one cilium for a daughter cell. Multiciliated ... Deborah A. Klos Dehring (2013). Deuterosome-Mediated Centriole Biogenesis. Developmental Cell 27, 103-112 Eric R. Brooks (2014 ...

*CEP97

Bettencourt-Dias M, Carvalho-Santos Z (2008). "Double life of centrioles: CP110 in the spotlight". Trends Cell Biol. 18 (1): 8- ... 2009). "Cep76, a centrosomal protein that specifically restrains centriole reduplication". Dev. Cell. 16 (5): 649-60. doi: ...

*CEP350

Furthermore, it increases the stability of growing centrioles. It is also implicated in the regulation of a class of nuclear ... "Role of CAP350 in centriolar tubule stability and centriole assembly". PLoS ONE. 3 (12): e3855. doi:10.1371/journal.pone. ...

*Apicomplexa

Centrioles, chloroplasts, ejectile organelles, and inclusions are absent. Colourless plastids are present in some species. The ...

*CCP110

2006). "Centrobin: a novel daughter centriole-associated protein that is required for centriole duplication". J. Cell Biol. 171 ... Pearson CG, Culver BP, Winey M (2007). "Centrioles want to move out and make cilia". Dev. Cell. 13 (3): 319-21. doi:10.1016/j. ...

*IMOD (software)

Pelletier, Laurence; O'Tool, Eileen; Schwager, Anne; Hyman, Anthony A.; Müller-Reichert, Thomas (2006). "Centriole assembly in ...

*Spindle pole body

Unlike the centrosome the SPB does not contain centrioles. The SPB organises the microtubule cytoskeleton which plays many ...

*Tektin

They are also present in centrioles and basal bodies. They are polymeric in nature, and form filaments. They include TEKT1, ...

*Microtubule organizing center

Centrioles can act as markers for MTOCs in the cell. If they are freely distributed in the cytoplasm, centrioles can gather ... Centrioles do not exist in the MTOCs of yeast and fungi. In these organisms, the nuclear envelope does not break down during ... Plant cells lack centrioles or spindle pole bodies except in their flagellate male gametes, and they are entirely absent in the ... The MTOC is made up of a pair of centrioles at its center, and is surrounded by pericentriolar material (PCM) that is important ...

*CEP68

... and rootletin depend both on each other for centriole association, and both also require CEP250 for their function. ... It decorates fibres emanating from the proximal ends of centrioles. During mitosis, CEP68 dissociates from centrosomes. ...
Centrosomes and cilia are organized by a centriole pair comprising an older mother and a younger daughter. Centriole numbers are tightly regulated, and daughter centrioles (which assemble in S phase) cannot themselves duplicate or organize centrosomes until they have passed through mitosis. It is unclear how this mitotic centriole conversion is regulated, but it requires Plk1/Polo kinase. Here we show that in flies, Cdk1 phosphorylates the conserved centriole protein Sas-4 during mitosis. This creates a Polo-docking site that helps recruit Polo to daughter centrioles and is required for the subsequent recruitment of Asterless (Asl), a protein essential for centriole duplication and mitotic centrosome assembly. Point mutations in Sas-4 that prevent Cdk1 phosphorylation or Polo docking do not block centriole disengagement during mitosis, but block efficient centriole conversion and lead to embryonic lethality. These observations can explain why daughter centrioles have to pass through mitosis before
Cep135/Bld10 is a conserved centriolar protein required for the formation of the central cartwheel, an early intermediate in centriole assembly. Surprisingly, Cep135/Bld10 is not essential for centriole duplication in Drosophila suggesting that either Cep135/Bld10 is not essential for cartwheel formation, or that the cartwheel is not essential for centriole assembly in flies. Using Electron Tomography and super-resolution microscopy we show that centrioles can form a cartwheel in the absence of Cep135/Bld10, but centriole width is increased and the cartwheel appears to disassemble over time. Using 3D structured illumination microscopy we show that Cep135/Bld10 is localised to a region between inner (SAS-6, Ana2) and outer (Asl, DSpd-2 and D-PLP) centriolar components, and the localisation of all these component is subtly perturbed in the absence of Cep135/Bld10, although the 9-fold symmetry of the centriole is maintained. Thus, in flies, Cep135/Bld10 is not essential for cartwheel assembly or ...
In our lab we are using a combination of biochemical, cell biological and genetic approaches in the nematode C. elegans to investigate the fundamental and conserved molecular mechanisms underlying centriole assembly and function. In previous work we have taken advantage of the availability of data from genome-wide RNAi-based screens to define the molecular requirements for centriole assembly. The six-protein molecular pathway we identified has since been found to be conserved from ciliates to vertebrates, and is thought to form the core of the centriole assembly machinery in all eukaryotes. We further identified the hydrolethalus syndrome protein HYLS-1 as a core centriolar protein that is incorporated into centrioles during their assembly to confer on them the ability to initiate cilia. The single amino acid missense mutation associated with hydrolethalus syndrome impairs HYLS-1 function in ciliogenesis, identifying this disorder as a severe (perinatal lethal) ciliopathy ...
Ive been reading up on centriole biogenesis and centrosome duplication - look for more posts from myself on topics such as this: Plk4-Induced Centriole Biogenesis in Human Cells [Dev Cell. 2007 Aug;13(2):190-202]. From the introduction: We have previously shown that overexpression of Plk4 in human cells causes the recruitment of electron-dense material onto the proximal…
Centrioles are microtubule-based organelles crucial for cell division, sensing and motility. In Caenorhabditis elegans, the onset of centriole formation requires notably the proteins SAS-5 and SAS-6, which have functional equivalents across eukaryotic evolution. Whereas the molecular architecture of SAS-6 and its role in initiating centriole formation are well understood, the mechanisms by which SAS-5 and its relatives function is unclear. Here, we combine biophysical and structural analysis to uncover the architecture of SAS-5 and examine its functional implications in vivo. Our work reveals that two distinct self-associating domains are necessary to form higher-order oligomers of SAS-5: a trimeric coiled coil and a novel globular dimeric Implico domain. Disruption of either domain leads to centriole duplication failure in worm embryos, indicating that large SAS-5 assemblies are necessary for function in vivo. Rogala, Kacper B; Dynes, Nicola J; Hatzopoulos, Georgios N; Yan, Jun; Pong, Sheng Kai;
Patients with MCPH (autosomal recessive primary microcephaly) exhibit impaired brain development, presumably due to the compromised function of neuronal progenitors. Seven MCPH loci have been identified, including one that encodes centrosome protein 4.1 associated protein (CPAP; also known as centromere protein J, CENPJ). CPAP is a large coiled‐coil protein enriched at the centrosome, a structure that comprises two centrioles and surrounding pericentriolar material (PCM). CPAP depletion impairs centriole formation, whereas CPAP overexpression results in overly long centrioles. The mechanisms by which CPAP MCPH patient mutations affect brain development are not clear. Here, we identify CPAP protein domains crucial for its centriolar localization, as well as for the elongation and the formation of centrioles. Furthermore, we demonstrate that conditions that resemble CPAP MCPH patient mutations compromise centriole formation in tissue culture cells. Using adhesive micropatterns, we reveal that ...
But there are also cells that dont have any centrioles-like oocytes, which cant form an embryo until a sperm brings in a centriole during fertilization. Then there are cells that have hundreds of centrioles, all of which form cilia that beat in the same direction to generate fluid flow. So different cell types regulate centriole number in different ways.. In some cell types, centrioles arent needed for cell division. Why is that?. If you look at the eukaryotic tree of life, centrioles exist in all the different branches, but some eukaryotes have lost them. Higher plants like Arabidopsis, or certain fungi like fission and budding yeast dont have centrioles, so its clear that there are other ways of nucleating microtubules and organizing the mitotic spindle. However, centrioles are always there in the species that make cilia and flagella. One idea is that centrioles go to spindle poles as a way to ensure theyre faithfully segregated and can make new cilia in the daughter cells. Because ...
CENTRIOLES, in the cytoplasm and basal bodies at the plasma membrane, are conserved microtubule-based organelles essential for cell division and cilium formation (Nigg and Raff 2009). Centrioles are essential for fertilization, development, and animal physiological functions (Nigg and Raff 2009). In the newly fertilized egg (i.e., zygote), a centriole normally functions by recruiting pericentriolar material (PCM) and becoming the primary centrosome (Delattre and Gonczy 2004). This centrosome, in the zygote, acts as a microtubule-organizing center and nucleates the astral microtubules that mediate the migration of the female and male nuclei toward each other (Callaini and Riparbelli 1996).. A centriole forms by one of two pathways. In the "duplication pathway," a pre-existing centriole acts as a scaffold to ensure that only a daughter centriole is formed per cell cycle. However, the pre-existing centriole does not appear to impart structural information to the daughter (Rodrigues-Martins et al. ...
Centriole is a structure found in eukaryotic animal cells. Plant cells and fungi do no contain centrioles. Centriole is the part of the cell, which acts as the center for producing microtubules, which are the component of cytoskeleton. Cytoskeleton is the skeleton of the cell that provides both shape and structure to a cell. Animal cells contain 2 centrioles, which together form the structure, centrosome. In other words, the centrioles are found within the centrosomes, which is a small region in the cytoplasm near the nucleus. Within the centrosomes, the two centrioles are positioned in such a way that both are perpendicular to each other. Like other structures of a cell, centrioles too perform several important functions. Below here is a brief discussion about the centriole function and structure in the study of biology ...
The centriole, and the related basal body, is an ancient organelle characterized by a universal 9-fold radial symmetry and is critical for generating cilia, flagella, and centrosomes. The mechanisms directing centriole formation are incompletely understood and represent a fundamental open question in biology. Here, we demonstrate that the centriolar protein SAS-6 forms rod-shaped homodimers that interact through their N-terminal domains to form oligomers. We establish that such oligomerization is essential for centriole formation in C. elegans and human cells. We further generate a structural model of the related protein Bld12p from C. reinhardtii, in which nine homodimers assemble into a ring from which nine coiled-coil rods radiate outward. Moreover, we demonstrate that recombinant Bld12p self-assembles into structures akin to the central hub of the cartwheel, which serves as a scaffold for centriole formation. Overall, our findings establish a structural basis for the universal 9-fold symmetry of
In interphase Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells, the centrosome is attached to the nucleus very firmly. This nuclear-centrosome complex is isolated as a coherent structure by lysis and extraction of cells with Triton X-100 in a low ionic strength medium. Under these conditions, the ultrastructure of the centrioles attached to the nucleus can be discerned by electron microscopy of whole-mount preparations. The structural changes of the centrioles as a function of the cell cycle were monitored by this technique. Specifically, centriolar profiles were placed into six categories according to their orientation and the length ratio of daughter and parent centrioles. The proportion of centrioles in each category was plotted as a frequency histogram. The morphological changes in the centriole cycle were characterized by three distinguishable events: nucleation, elongation, and disorientation. The progress of centrioles through these stages was determined in synchronous populations of cells starting from ...
casSAR Dugability of B4J3F1 | SAK | Serine/threonine-protein kinase PLK4 - Also known as PLK4_DROGR, SAK. Serine/threonine-protein kinase that plays a central role in centriole duplication. Able to trigger procentriole formation on the surface of the mother centriole cylinder, using mother centriole as a platform, leading to the recruitment of centriole biogenesis proteins such as sas-6. When overexpressed, it is able to induce centrosome amplification through the simultaneous generation of multiple procentrioles adjoining each parental centriole during S phase. Centrosome amplification following overexpression can initiate tumorigenesis, highlighting the importance of centrosome regulation in cancers (By similarity). Homodimer.
Duplication of the centrosome is well controlled during faithful cell division while deregulation of this process leads to supernumary centrosomes, chromosome missegregation and aneuploidy, a hallmark of many cancer cells. We previously reported that Polo-like kinase 2 (Plk2) is activated near the G1/S phase transition, and regulates the reproduction of centrosomes. In search for Plk2 interacting proteins we have identified NPM/B23 (Nucleophosmin) as a novel Plk2 binding partner. We find that Plk2 and NPM/B23 interact in vitro in a Polo-box dependent manner. An association between both proteins was also observed in vivo. Moreover, we show that Plk2 phosphorylates NPM/B23 on serine 4 in vivo in S-phase. Notably, expression of a non-phosphorylatable NPM/B23 S4A mutant interferes with centriole reduplication in S-phase arrested cells and leads to a dilution of centriole numbers in unperturbed U2OS cells. The corresponding phospho-mimicking mutants have the opposite effect and their expression leads to the
Mammalian cells are capable of de novo centriole formation after the removal of existing centrioles. This suggests that de novo centriole assembly is repressed in normally duplicating cells to maintain a constant number of centrioles in the cells. However, neither the mechanism of de novo centriole assembly nor that of its hypothesized repression is understood due to the lack of an experimental system. We found that the heat shock (HS; 42°C, 2 h) of mouse embryonic fibroblasts caused the separation of centriole pairs, a transient increase in polo-like kinase (Plk) 4 expression, and the formation of a complex containing γ-tubulin, pericentrin, HS protein (Hsp) 90, and Plk4, in approximately half of the cells ...
The centriole is a cytoplasmic structure in most eukaryote cells. It is involved in cell division and in the formation of cilia and flagella. Centrioles are not found in vascular plants and in most fungi.[1] Most centrioles are nine sets of microtubule triplets, arranged in a cylinder. A pair of centrioles, arranged perpendicularly and surrounded by a mass of dense material makes up the centrosome.[2] ...
In this study, we have developed a chemical genetic approach to reversibly deplete Plk4 and centrioles in a proliferating population of human cells. This is the first time the auxin-inducible destruction system has been used to reversibly manipulate the levels of an endogenous protein in vertebrate cells. In principle, the strategy we have taken could be applied to control the levels of many proteins that are not amenable to traditional chemical inhibition. In the future, combining the AID system with CRISPR/Cas9 genome engineering will greatly increase the efficiency with which biallelic targeting of endogenous genes can be achieved, paving the way for rapid and tunable control of protein function.. The long-term consequence of centriole depletion has not been studied in a nontransformed vertebrate cell line. By inducing chronic depletion of Plk4, we reveal the presence of a p53-dependent pathway that arrests the growth of untransformed cells after a failure of centriole duplication (Fig. 5 A). ...
The numerical and spatial specificity of procentriole assembly has historically led to the notion that the mother centriole has only one unique site or template that can seed the assembly of the new procentriole (see [55] for a thoughtful discussion of the possible meanings for this ambiguous term). In its simplest form, the term template implies a structure that directly patterns the cartwheel structure and the nine triplet microtubules of the procentriole-a rubber stamp in the parlance of Fulton. In Paramecium, there is a plaque next to the parent basal body upon which the barrel of triplet microtubules progressively assembles [56] and in Chlamydomonas, there is a looped fibre at the mother basal body containing nine densely staining foci that later elaborate into triplet microtubules [57] (reviewed in [58]). However, it is uncertain whether these structures are the proposed template on the mother basal body or the early assembly intermediates of daughter basal bodies.. Another possibility ...
Component of the centrioles that acts as a positive regulator of centriole elongation (PubMed:24997988). Promotes assembly of centriolar distal appendage, a structure at the distal end of the mother centriole that acts as an anchor of the cilium, and is required for recruitment of centriolar distal appendages proteins CEP83, SCLT1, CEP89, FBF1 and CEP164. Not required for centriolar satellite integrity or RAB8 activation. Required for primary cilium formation (PubMed:23769972). Required for sonic hedgehog/SHH signaling and for proteolytic processing of GLI3.
Abnormal multipolar mitoses are commonly observed in human cancers where they can increase the risk for chromosome segregation errors, numerical chromosomal instability and malignant progression. The mitotic spindle poles are formed by centrosomes and tumor cells frequently show abnormal centrosomes numbers. The molecular mechanisms leading to numerical centrosome aberrations are not understood in detail. The centrosome consists of two centrioles, which normally duplicate in synchrony with the cell division cycle. We recently identified a novel mechanisms leading to abnormal centriole numbers in tumor cells in which maternal centrioles generate more than the normal one daughter at the same time (centriole multiplication). Using a siRNA library screen enriched for centrosomal proteins, we identified Cep57 as a novel protein involved in centriole multiplication. Cep57 was found to localize to centrosomes and to co-localize and functionally interact with Polo-like kinase 4 (PLK4), a master ...
Fong CS, Ozaki K, Tsou MB*. (2018). PPP1R35 ensures centriole homeostasis by promoting centriole-to-centrosome conversion. Mol Biol Cell. 29(23):2801-2808.. Yang TT, Chong WM, Wang WJ, Mazo G, Tanos B, Chen Z, Tran TMN, Chen YD, Weng RR, Huang CE, Jane WN, Tsou MB*, Liao JC*. (2018). Architecture of mammalian centriole distal appendages accommodates distinct blade and matrix functional elements. Nature Communication. 9(1):2023. (*Co-corresponding authors).. Shulman AS, Tsou MF*. (2017). Probing Cilia-Associated Signaling Proteomes in Animal Evolution. Dev Cell. 43(6):653-655.. Mazo G, Soplop N, Wang WJ, Uryu K, and Tsou MF*. (2016). Spatial control of primary ciliogenesis by subdistal appendages alters sensation-associated properties of cilia. Dev Cell. 39(4):424-437.. Kim M, ORourke BP, Soni RK, Jallepalli PV, Hendrickson RC, Tsou MF*. (2016). Promotion and suppression of centriole duplication are catalytically coupled through PLK4 to ensure centriole homeostasis. Cell Rep. ...
Back in July, BioEssays had a slew of interesting papers on cellular evolution, and July had another, that I thought worth mentioning: Finding treasures in frozen cells: new centriole intermediates - recent findings from cryo-electron tomography give insights into centriole biogenesis. Evolution of size and pattern in the social amoebas - The fruiting bodies of…
The SSX2IP:WRAP73 complex is proposed to act as regulator of spindle anchoring at the mitotic centrosome. Required for the centrosomal localization of SSX2IP and normal mitotic bipolar spindle morphology (PubMed:26545777). Required for the targeting of centriole satellite proteins to centrosomes such as of PCM1, SSX2IP, CEP290 and PIBF1/CEP90. Required for ciliogenesis and involved in the removal of the CEP97:CCP110 complex from the mother centriole. Involved in ciliary vesicle formation at the mother centriole and required for the docking of vesicles to the basal body during ciliogenesis; may promote docking of RAB8A- and ARL13B-containing vesicles (PubMed:26675238).
Fig. 1. Acentriolar cell lines establishment and characterization. (A) Different 2-3-week-old primary cultures obtained from dissociated embryos. Cells present various morphologies. Scale bar: 50 µm. (B) Representation of the survival of primary cultures. Most of primary cultures differentiate and stop to grow but some of them spontaneously immortalize. 11 permanent cell lines have been obtained. (C) FACS profiles of a young mixed line (line 23) before (blue) and after (green) heat shock. X-axis: intensity of fluorescence. Y-axis: number of cells. The narrowing of the fluorescence peak reflects the selection against hs-hid genotypes. (D) PCR genotyping of the 11 cell lines. Two couples of primers (AB or BC, see Materials and Methods) allow detection of WT or mutant DSas-4 alleles. From this analysis 6 lines are pure DSas-4−/− (as line 131) and 5 lines are DSas-4+/− (as line 110). (E) Immunofluorescence of control (upper image) and DSas-4−/− no. 70 (lower image) mitotic cells stained ...
This gene encodes a centrosomal protein which regulates centriole amplification by limiting centriole duplication to once per cell cycle. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants ...
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Two post-doc positions available to explore detailed aspects of the development of ciliated epithelia in Xenopus embryos. Project one will use quantitative imaging techniques to address the processes of centriole amplification in multiciliated cells of the embryonic skin. Project two will use quantitative imaging techniques to address the molecular regulation of cell migration and radial intercalation. Highly motivated and creative scientists will do well in this position. Interested applicants should send a CV and statement of research goals to Dr. Brian Mitchell ([email protected] ...
View Notes - genetics help me!!! from FNR 305 at Purdue. Lecture 2 Mitosis and Meiosis Chromatin Allele Centriole Spindle fibers Homologous chromosomes Chromatids Cell cycle Interphase Mitosis
TUBE1 Full-Length MS Protein Standard (NP_057346), 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. This gene encodes a member of the tubulin superfamily. This protein localizes to the centriolar sub-distal appendages that are associated with the older of the two centrioles after centrosome duplication. This protein plays a central role in organization of the microtubules during centriole duplication. A pseudogene of this gene is found on chromosome 5.
As you can see, splinde is in black: is formed by microtubules that start from centrioles and attack to chromosomes centre (a microtubule for chromosome);in this image you can see a cell in metaphase; nucleus isn?t here and choromosomes can be easly seen ...
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The focus of research in our laboratory is to understand how two essential organelles, the centrosome and cilium, organize signaling pathways that control diverse cellular functions. These highly conserved organelles act as signaling hubs that regulate various aspects of cell-cycle progression, cell differentiation, polarity, and migration. At the core of the centrosome is a pair of microtubule-based structures called centrioles, which are surrounded by an amorphous mix of proteins called the pericentriolar matrix. Centrioles play a critical role in cells by serving as basal bodies that nucleate the formation of the primary cilium. Except for a few specialized cell types, almost every cell in the human body contains a primary cilium. Defects in the structure and function of centrosomes and cilia lead to a range of human disease phenotypes known collectively as "Ciliopathies". These include developmental defects such as polycystic kidney disease, nephronophthisis, polydactyly, infertility, ...
Many eukaryotes have long slender motile cytoplasmic projections, called flagella. These are composed mainly of tubulin and shorter cilia, both of which are variously involved in movement, feeding, and sensation. These are entirely distinct from prokaryotic flagella. They are supported by a bundle of microtubules arising from a basal body, also called a kinetosome or centriole, characteristically arranged as nine doublets surrounding two singlets. Flagella also may have hairs, or mastigonemes, and scales connecting membranes and internal rods. Their interior is continuous with the cells cytoplasm. Microfilamental structures composed by actin and actin binding proteins, e.g., α-actinin, fimbrin, filamin are present in submembraneous cortical layers and bundles, as well. Motor proteins of microtubules, e.g., dynein or kinesin and actin, e.g., myosins provide dynamic character of the network. Centrioles are often present even in cells and groups that do not have flagella. They generally occur in ...
A G2-phase microtubule-damage response in fission yeast, pp. 2073-2080. Fernando R. Balestra and Juan Jimenez The importance of microtubule cytoskeleton integrity during interphase cell-cycle progression of mammalian somatic cells is uncertain. This article reports the discovery of a checkpoint mechanism in fission yeasts that delays entry into mitosis in response to interphase microtubule damage. The use of microtubule-damaging agents in certain cancer therapies, together with the lethality of cells deficient in the mitotic inhibitor Wee1, might provide more efficient chemotherapies.. Drosophila asterless and vertebrate Cep152 are orthologs essential for centriole duplication, pp. 2081-2094. Stephanie Blachon, Jayachandran Gopalakrishnan, Yoshihiro Omori, Andrey Polyanovsky, Allen Church, Daniela Nicastro, Jarema Malicki and Tomer Avidor-Reiss The numbers of centrioles, chromosomes, and yeast spindle bodies in the cell are strictly regulated: one copy gives rise to a single new copy. The ...
This gene encodes a member of the polo family of serine/threonine protein kinases. The protein localizes to centrioles, complex microtubule-based structures found in centrosomes, and regulates centriole duplication during the cell cycle. Three alternatively spliced transcript variants that encode different protein isoforms have been found for this gene ...
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Dani A, Huang B, Bergan J, Dulac C, Zhuang X. Superresolution imaging of chemical synapses in the brain. Neuron. 2010 Dec 9;68(5):843-56. Describes using three color STORM imaging to localize proteins within synapses in 10 um brain sections. Lana Lau, Yin Loon Lee, Steffen J. Sahl, Tim Stearns, and W. E. Moerner. STED Microscopy with Optimized Labeling Density Reveals 9-Fold Arrangement of a Centriole Protein. Biophysical Journal. 2012 June 102:2926-2935 This paper has a nice test of the effect of antibody labeling density on image resolution using STED microscopy. While they study the effect of labeling density on STED imaging, I suspect much of what they find is relevant to STORM and SIM imaging as well. Ries J, Kaplan C, Platonova E, Eghlidi H, Ewers H. A simple, versatile method for GFP-based super-resolution microscopy via nanobodies. Nat Methods. 2012 Apr 29 This paper demonstrates the use of a single chain antibody (nanobody) against GFP for STORM imaging of GFP tagged proteins, by ...
Background Required for normal spindle assembly. Plays a key role in mother-centriole-dependent centriole duplication, through centrosomal recruitment of CEP152. Also recruits CDK1 to centrosomes. Plays a role in DNA damage...
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The process of cell division is known as mitosis. Prophase is the first stage of mitosis, during which the chromosomes condense and become visible, the nuclear membrane breaks down, and the spindle apparatus forms at opposite poles of the cell. Here the chromosomes are identical chromatids connected at the center by a centromere, forming an X-shaped object. The formation of mitotic spindle distinguishes it from other stages of mitosis. The centrioles duplicate, forming two of each. Near the end of prophase the array of microtubules, called asters are pulled apart by the each pair of centrioles so formed; and spindle is formed.. ...
The organelle that aids in cell division is centrioles. mitochondria. vacuole. nucleus.That would be centrioles.. firs one definitely . c...
Centrioles act as anchors during cell division keeping the cell and everything else in order for two safe and efficient cell to form. Just like centrioles my parents act as anchors in my life. Keeping me in check and making sure that I get a good foothold for the world ahead ...
one of a pair of minute bodies that are located next to the nucleus of a cell, are important in cell division, and consist of a cylinder-shaped central part surrounded by a circle of nine tiny tubes ...
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Animal cells have many distinct characteristics when compared to plant cells, including their varied shapes, their many types of organelles, their centrioles, cilia and lysosomes, and their...
START] From their origin, eukaryotes were complex. They had introns (& complex spliceosomes - half of whose 78 proteins are unique to eukaryotes - to handle them), mitosomes, hydrogenosomes, mitochondria, nuclei, nucleoli, the Golgi apparatus, centrioles, & an endoplasmic reticulum, along with "hundreds of proteins with no orthologs evident in the genomes of prokaryotes ...
Centrioles, through their 9-fold symmetry, circumferential polarity (non-equivalence of their 9 triplets) and orthogonal arrangement, may build a biolog..
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Fungus-Like Protists. Biology 112. General Characteristics. Similar to fungi in that they are heterotrophs that absorb food from dead or decaying organic matter Unlike true fungi, they contain centrioles Lack chitin cell walls that are found in fungi. Slime Moulds. Slideshow 2668897 by malory
At the onset of mitosis, the centrosome expands and matures, acquiring enhanced activities for microtubule nucleation and assembly of a functional bipolar mitotic spindle. However, the mechanisms that regulate centrosome expansion and maturation are largely unknown. Previously, we demonstrated in an immortalized human cell line CGL2 and cancer cell line HeLa that the inducible form of heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) accumulates at the mitotic centrosome and is required for centrosome maturation and bipolar spindle assembly. In this study, we further show that HSP70 accumulated at the spindle pole in a PLK1-dependent manner. HSP70 colocalized with pericentrin (PCNT), CEP215 and γ-tubulin at the spindle pole and was required for the 3D assembly of these three proteins, which supports mitotic centrosome function. Loss of HSP70 disrupted mitotic centrosome structure, reduced pericentriolar material recruitment and induced fragmentation of spindle poles. In addition, HSP70 was necessary for the interaction
Involved in early and late steps in cilia formation. Its association with CCP110 is required for inhibition of primary cilia formation by CCP110 (PubMed:18694559). May play a role in early ciliogenesis in the disappearance of centriolar satellites and in the transition of primary ciliar vesicles (PCVs) to capped ciliary vesicles (CCVs). Required for the centrosomal recruitment of RAB8A and for the targeting of centriole satellite proteins to centrosomes such as of PCM1 (PubMed:24421332). Required for the correct localization of ciliary and phototransduction proteins in retinal photoreceptor cells; may play a role in ciliary transport processes (By similarity). Required for efficient recruitment of RAB8A to primary cilium (PubMed:17705300). In the ciliary transition zone is part of the tectonic-like complex which is required for tissue-specific ciliogenesis and may regulate ciliary membrane composition (By similarity). Involved in regulation of the BBSome complex integrity, specifically for ...
in San Diego. There were thousands of attendees, including many of our funded investigators as well as a few of us from NIGMS. As a new program director, I enjoyed meeting many of the grantees and applicants Ive talked to on the phone or by e-mail. I met a few others, too, who stopped by the NIGMS booth to get information on funding opportunities.. I cant even begin to come up with an exhaustive list of all highlights from the 5-day program, so I will share just a few.. I was most excited about how discoveries made using "simple" organisms, such as yeast and unicellular algae, are informing models of human disease in new ways. For example, studies of centriole biogenesis and cilia formation in invertebrates have provided a mechanistic understanding of human ciliopathic disorders such as Bardet-Biedl syndrome. Interestingly, the relationship between human disorders and basic research is a two-way street: By doing a genetic analysis of plant and invertebrate orthologs of genes mutated in people ...
The protein encoded by this gene is a component of centriolar satellites, which are electron dense granules scattered around centrosomes. Inhibition studies show that this protein is essential for the correct localization of several centrosomal proteins, and for anchoring microtubules to the centrosome. Chromosomal aberrations involving this gene are associated with papillary thyroid carcinomas and a variety of hematological malignancies, including atypical chronic myeloid leukemia and T-cell lymphoma.
The research interests of the participating groups are listed below. Follow the links for more detailed information.. Gustav Ammerer: Signal transduction and transcriptional regulation in yeast. Oliver Bell: Editing the epigenome: plasticity and memory of chromatin structure. Frederic Berger: Histone variants in chromatin structure. Christopher Campbell: Chromosome dynamics. Alexander Dammermann: Centriole assembly and function. Daniel Gerlich: Cytoskeletal and membrane dynamics in cell division. Juraj Gregan: Chromosome segregation during mitosis and meiosis. Verena Jantsch-Plunger: Faithful chromosome segregation in C. elegans meiosis. Franz Klein: Deconstructing the meiotic (yeast) chromosome. Josef Loidl: Meiotic chromosome pairing and recombination. Ortrun Mittelsten Scheid: Epigenetic changes in plants ...
Pcnt interacts with proteins involved in cilia assembly and function. (a) Pooled IFT fractions from a sucrose gradient from mouse testes were applied to an FPLC
A homozygous truncating frameshift mutation in CEP57 (CEP57T/T) has been identified in a subset of mosaic-variegated aneuploidy (MVA) patients; however, the physiological roles of the centrosome-associated protein CEP57 that contribute to disease are unknown. To investigate these, we have generated a mouse model mimicking this disease mutation. Cep57T/T mice died within 24 hours after birth with short, curly tails and severely impaired vertebral ossification. Osteoblasts in lumbosacral vertebrae of Cep57T/T mice were deficient for Fgf2, a Cep57 binding partner implicated in diverse biological processes, including bone formation. Furthermore, a broad spectrum of tissues of Cep57T/T mice had severe aneuploidy at birth, consistent with the MVA patient phenotype. Cep57T/T mouse embryonic fibroblasts and patient-derived skin fibroblasts failed to undergo centrosome maturation in G2 phase, causing premature centriole disjunction, centrosome amplification, aberrant spindle formation, and high rates of ...
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Just published in the Journal of Cell Biology is a paper from Dr. Suzanna Prosser and Ciaran Morrison on how cells regulate the formation of primary cilia, antenna-like sensory structures that extend from the cell surface to respond to various extracellular signals.. http://jcb.rupress.org/content/early/2015/03/03/jcb.201411070.full. http://www.nuigalway.ie/about-us/news-and-events/news-archive/2015/march2015/antenna-like-structures-found-on-immune-cells-for-first-time.html. ...
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The spermiogenesis process in Wardula capitellata begins with the formation of a differentiation zone containing two centrioles associated with striated rootlets and an intercentriolar body. Each centriole develops into a free flagellum orthogonal to a median cytoplasmic process. Later these flagella rotate and become parallel to the median cytoplasmic process, which already exhibits two electron-dense areas and spinelike bodies before its proximodistal fusion with the flagella. The final stage of the spermiogenesis is characterized by the constriction of the ring of arched membranes, giving rise to the young spermatozoon, which detaches from the residual cytoplasm. The mature spermatozoon of W. capitellata presents most of the classical characters reported in digenean spermatozoa such as two axonemes of different lengths of the 9 + 1 trepaxonematan pattern, nucleus, mitochondrion, two bundles of parallel cortical microtubules and granules of glycogen. However, some peculiarities such as two ...
Spermatological characters of the liver fluke Mediogonimus jourdanei Mas-Coma et Rocamora, 1978 were studied by means of transmission and scanning electron microscopy. Spermiogenesis begins with the formation of the differentiation zone containing two centrioles associated with striated rootlets and an intercentriolar body. These two centrioles originate two free flagella that undergo a 90 degrees rotation before fusing with the median cytoplasmic process. Both nuclear and mitochondrial migrations toward the median cytoplasmic process occur before the proximodistal fusion of flagella. Finally, the constriction of the ring of arched membranes gives rise to the young spermatozoon. The mature sperm of M. jourdanei measures about 260 microm and presents two axonemes of different lengths with the typical pattern of the Trepaxonemata, two bundles of parallel cortical microtubules, one mitochondrion, a nucleus and granules of glycogen. An analysis of all the microphalloidean species studied to date ...
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After viewing the tutorial video and completing the Google Form, you should have an understanding of cell division by mitosis, including a knowledge of what occurs inside the cell during each of the phases of mitosis. A cell spends most of its life performing is normal functions. Most cells will spend a brief period of their life dividing. All cells come from other pre-existing cells. I call it the "secret to the continuation of life." Without mitosis, life would not continue. Through this process a mother cell divides into two genetically identical daughter cells. This process if relatively simple, however it must occur just as prescribed in order to create daughter cells that are clones of the mother cell. Key vocabulay in this less includes: chromosome, chromatid, centriole, and spindle fibers.
Teaching the parts of an animal cell to your child is easy, thanks to this hands-on model! The soft foam cell splits in half to show the key parts of an animal cell, including the nucleus, nucleolus, vacuole, centrioles, cell membrane and more. One hemisphere is labeled with the parts of the cell; the other features only letters next to each cell part, making it a natural tool for your child to practice for his next test at home. A Reference Guide is included, providing activity ideas and facts about animal cells.
So back to histo. Manlocks is bored right now, because Im reviewing intercellular structures, which doesnt give him a whole lot to do, so hes sitting on a centriole (the microtubules massage his butt, like a barcalounger), periodically grabbing passing organelles out of the cytosol and licking them to see if theyll get him high. Some mixed results with a Golgi vesicle but otherwise, no dice. Poor poor lazy hallucinogen-addicted Manlocks ...
Do Now- work with table. Given the color scheme below: Cell membrane - chalk Chromosomes/chromatin (DNA) - orange Centrioles - yellow Spindle Fibers - purple Centromere - red Nucleus - green Re-create prophase on your desk. Asexual vs. Sexual Reproduction. Make a Venn...
When a Largo Slime encounters a third type of Slime DNA in the form of a plort, it eats it, only recognizing the ATP and mass as explained in the Largo section. This causes a disastrous chain of events within the Slimes body, turning into the oily ball we all know and love. The first thing that happens is the nucleus trying to preform mitosis with all three sets of DNA, similar to the formation of a Largo. However, the centrioles that split core DNA for mitosis cannot multitask the additional DNA into the structure of the slime, causing the ribosomes desperately trying to replicate all the different types of DNA to collapse and spread loose DNA out through the cytoplasm, hence the eerie spectral color. The loose DNA creates an extreme burst of free radical nucleotides that char the outer parts of the Largo black. The complete collapse of the Nucleuss assets and intracellular workforce causes the nucleus to lose connection to the rest of the cell, most notably the sensory organs, regressing the ...
The primary differences in the features of plant cells and animal cells are the presence or absence of a cell wall, chloroplasts and centrioles. Plant cells have cell walls and chloroplasts, while...
Educational lecture on types of micrography, CM, mitochondrial inheritance and syndrome, cytoskeletal and centrioles disorders, ER and Golgi complex disorders, lysosomes.
Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal soft rays: 9; Vertebrae: 54 - 56. Differs from all other Pangia except P. lumbriciformis by its unique color pattern consisting of a number of dark saddle-like marks on the dorsum, a dark transverse stripe or double spot at the caudal fin base and a horizontal stripe and a transverse subdistal band in the caudal fin, and by its total number of 54-56 vertebrae. Can be differentiated from P. lumbriciformis by a more robust body (body depth 10.8-13.8 times in SL vs. 13.6-15.4 times in SL, ratio body depth-body width 1.6-2.2 vs. 1.2-1.5) and a deeper and laterally more compressed caudal peduncle (ratio caudal peduncle depth/width 1.5-2.0 vs. 1.1-1.3). Among other Myanmar Pangia, it is distinguished further from P. fusca and P. pangia by a narrower (caudal peduncle depth 4.1-5.5 % SL vs. 5.9-9.7) and longer caudal peduncle (caudal peduncle length 14.4-16.0 % SL vs. 9.5-12.5), from P. pangia by a more slender body (body depth 7.2-9.3 % SL vs. 13.5-16.3) and shorter ...
Cosedimentation of RanBPM with the centrosomes. The centrosome extracts prepared from HeLa cells (2.5 × 107 cells) which had been incubated in the presence
A tissue resection device for preferred use in an organ inflated with non-conductive optically transparent fluid under pressure is disclosed. The instrument includes a rigid shaft having a proximal end, a distal end, and defining a perfusion lumen extending therebetween. At the distal end of the shaft, the shaft is provided with a rounded blunt end having an elongate aperture exposing the lumen near the distal end. A drive tube is rotatably disposed within the shaft lumen and has a proximal end, a distal end, and a drive tube aspiration lumen extending therebetween. A cutting head is mounted on the distal end of the drive tube and has a laterally disposed cutting edge which can resection either by conventional cutting or electrocautery. This laterally disposed cutting edge is communicated to an internal passage between the cutting edge and the aspiration lumen of the drive tube so that tissue severed as the cutting head is rotated may be drawn directly into the aspiration lumen. A housing attached to
Anti-Pericentrin antibody [mAbcam 28144] - Centrosome Marker (ab28144) has been cited in 35 publications. References for Human, ChHm in ICC/IF, IF, WB
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Oral-facial-digital (OFD) syndromes are rare heterogeneous disorders characterized by the association of abnormalities of the face, the oral cavity and the extremities, some due to mutations in proteins of the transition zone of the primary cilia or the closely associated distal end of centrioles. These two structures are essential for the formation of functional cilia, and for signaling events during development. We report here causal compound heterozygous mutations of KIAA0753/OFIP in a patient with an OFD VI syndrome. We show that the KIAA0753/OFIP protein, whose sequence is conserved in ciliated species, associates with centrosome/centriole and pericentriolar satellites in human cells and forms a complex with FOR20 and OFD1. The decreased expression of any component of this ternary complex in RPE1 cells causes a defective recruitment onto centrosomes and satellites. The OFD KIAA0753/OFIP mutant loses its capacity to interact with FOR20 and OFD1, which may be the molecular basis of the defect. We
TY - JOUR. T1 - The Drosophila pericentrin-like protein is essential for cilia/flagella function, but appears to be dispensable for mitosis. AU - Martinez-Campos, Maruxa. AU - Basto, Renata. AU - Baker, James. AU - Kernan, Maurice. AU - Raff, Jordan W.. PY - 2004/6/7. Y1 - 2004/6/7. N2 - Centrosomes consist of a pair of centrioles surrounded by an amorphous pericentriolar material (PCM). Proteins that contain a Pericentrin/AKAP450 centrosomal targeting (PACT) domain have been implicated in recruiting several proteins to the PCM. We show that the only PACT domain protein in Drosophila (the Drosophila pericentrin-like protein [D-PLP]) is associated with both the centrioles and the PCM, and is essential for the efficient centrosomal recruitment of all six PCM components that we tested. Surprisingly, however, all six PCM components are eventually recruited to centrosomes during mitosis in d-plp mutant cells, and mitosis is not dramatically perturbed. Although viable, d-plp mutant flies are severely ...
Spermatozoa of the trigonioid bivalveNeotrigonia margaritacea (Lamarck) (Trigoniidae, Trigonioida) are examined ultrastructurally. A cluster of discoidal, proacrosomal vesicles (between 9 to 15 in number) constitutes the acrosomal complex at the nuclear apex. The nucleus is short (2.4-2.6 μm long, maximum diameter 2.2 μm), blunt-conical in shape, and exhibits irregular lacunae within its contents. Five or sometimes four round mitochondria are impressed into shallow depressions in the base of the nucleus as is a discrete centriolar fossa. The mitochondria surround two orthogonally arranged centrioles to form, collectively, the midpiece region. The distal centriole, anchored by nine satellite fibres to the plasma membrane, acts as a basal body to the sperm flagellum. The presence of numerous proacrosomal vesicles instead of a single, conical acrosomal vesicle setsNeotrigonia (and the Trigonioida) apart from other bivalves, with the exception of the Unionoida which are also known to exhibit this
The Centrosome Biology Group is led by Dr Fanni Gergely. The work in her laboratory focuses on the centrosome, an organelle best known for its role as a major microtubule organising centre. Emerging evidence, however, suggests that the centrosome also acts as a communication hub that spatially concentrates diverse signalling pathways.. While centrosome number and function are strictly regulated within healthy cells, tumours display a multitude of centrosome abnormalities. How such anomalies contribute to tumourigenesis is an important and as yet unresolved question.. In most normal cells the centrosome is composed of a pair of cylindrical structures, the centrioles, which are embedded in an electron-dense amorphous matrix, the pericentriolar material. The latter provides the site for microtubule nucleation and therefore strongly influences microtubule numbers and organisation throughout the cell cycle. Proteomic studies of whole human centrosomes suggest that the organelle contains up to 300 ...
The biopsy forceps comprises a handle portion having a distal end, an elongate tubular torqueable and formable body assembly and a forceps assembly. The tubular body assembly includes a coil spring guide wire having a proximal portion and a distal portion extending between the handle portion and the forceps assembly. A first tubing or covering over the proximal portion of the coil spring guide wire extends from the handle portion towards the forceps assembly. The first tubing has a distal end and a proximal end, and has a high resistance to twisting and a high transmission of torque applied thereto. A second tubing or covering of formable material is received over and tightly engages the distal portion of the coil spring guide wire, and imparts a high formability to the distal portion of the coil spring guidewire. The second tubing or covering has a distal end, a proximal end and extends rearwardly from the forceps assembly to a distal end of the high torque transmitting first tubing or covering. The
Introduction. Meiosis essay Meiosis is a reduction division which occurs in sexually reproducing organisms to produce gametes. It involves one division of the chromosomes followed by two divisions of the nucleus and cell. The diploid parent cell gives rise to four haploid daughter cells. Before meiosis can happen, the DNA Must replicate, this is done in the stage of interphase. Following interphase the first stage of meiosis occur, this is the reduction division and starts with prophase I. In early prophase I centrioles are at their respective poles and their spindle fibres start to grow. The chromosomes become more visible with a beaded appearance due to the centromeres. The chromosomes become more visible by coiling up and condensing. ...read more. Middle. The bivalents arrange themselves on the equator in a random assortment. This random assortment leads to genetic variation. The spindle fibres now attach to the centromeres. Anaphase I follows after metaphase. In anaphase I the chromosomes, ...
Most differentiated epithelia contain a specialized organelle called a primary cilium. It consists of a protuberance of the apical plasma membrane that ensheathes a rod-like axoneme, composed of nine MT doublets (34). During the differentiation of epithelial cells, from nonpolarized precursors, major rearrangements occur in the cytoskeleton. First, MT are released from the centrosome and align in a longitudinal manner, with their minus ends captured by proteins such as γ-tubulin and ninein, as part of noncentrosomal MTOC, in the apical compartment of the cell (35,36⇓). Second, the centrosome itself takes up a position between the nucleus and the apical plasma membrane, and the distal end of the mother centriole gives rise to the axoneme of the primary cilium (34). Kidney development constitutes a classic model of mesenchymal-epithelial transformation. In the first-trimester human metanephros, at any single time, there coexists a spectrum of cells from undifferentiated mesenchyme, to ...
This study represents the first sperm description of a Vespinae species (Vespa crabro). The acrosome consists of an acrosomal vesicle and a perforatorium. The nucleus has compact chromatin and shows lenticular structures on the nuclear envelope. These structures, which have never been observed in a hymenopteran sperm, could be clusters of nuclear pores. The centriolar adjunct has an asymmetric pattern and shows a structured periphery. The centriole consists of 9 accessory microtubules and 9 doublet microtubules devoid of arms and spokes. The axoneme has a 9 + 9 + 2 microtubule pattern and the accessory microtubules have 16 protofilaments. The mitochondrial derivatives differ in length and diameter. The larger one is adjacent to the nuclear base, while the smaller one begins below the centriolar adjunct. They possess three distinct areas and a large paracrystalline region, which occurs only in the large one. The large mitochondrial derivative ends first, followed by the small one. The axoneme ...
Ciliogenesis is defined as the building of the cells antenna (primary cilia) or extracellular fluid mediation mechanism (motile cilium). It includes the assembly and disassembly of the cilia during the cell cycle. Cilia are important organelles of cells and are involved in numerous activities such as cell signaling, processing developmental signals, and directing the flow of fluids such as mucus over and around cells. Due to the importance of these cell processes, defects in ciliogenesis can lead to numerous human diseases related to non-functioning cilia. Ciliogenesis may also play a role in the development of left/right handedness in humans. Ciliogenesis occurs through an ordered set of steps. First, the basal bodies from centrioles must migrate to the surface of the cell and attach to the cortex. Along the way, the basal bodies attach to membrane vesicles and the basal body/membrane vesicle complex fuses with the plasma membrane of the cell. Fusion with the plasma membrane is likely what ...
Definition: A membrane-tethered, short cylindrical array of microtubules and associated proteins found at the base of a cilium that is similar in structure to a centriole and derives from it. The cilium basal body is the site of assembly and remodelling of the cilium and serves as a nucleation site for axoneme growth ...
Our understanding of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells continues to evolve. Even our understanding and definition of organelles have evolved. There are the well-recognized membrane-bound organelles, such as the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), mitochondria, lysosomes, endosomal compartments, autophagosomes, chloroplasts, vacuoles, nuclei, and peroxisomes. Now, the concept of organelles has been extended to include macromolecular complexes that are stable structures performing specific functions, such as stress granules and centrioles. The jury is still out on whether scaffolded macromolecular regions, such as the postsynaptic density, plasma membrane-associated platforms, and certain cytoskeletal structures, are "organelles." Primary cilia, the single cilium that protrudes from many mammalian cells, are hybrid organelles with a membrane surrounding the portion that extends from the cell and a portion that is contiguous with the cytoplasm. Many of the membrane-less organelles have long been considered ...
Staining- stains bind to specific structures increasing contrast and making different structures more visible.. Magnification = Image Size / Actual Size. Organelles. Nucleus - controls activity of the cell.. Nucleolus - RNA synthesis.. Nuclear Envelope - controls movement of mRNA out of the nucleus.. Rough ER - transports proteins.. Smooth ER - makes and transports lipids.. Golgi Apparatus - modifies and packages proteins.. Ribosomes - protein synthesis.. Mitochondria - aerobic respiration.. Lysosomes - contain powerful digestive enzymes.. Chloroplasts - photosynthesis.. Plasma Membrane - controls entry and exit of molecules from the cell.. Centrioles - form the spindle (only in animal cells and some protoctists).. Flagella - spin using ATP to allow movement of bacterial cells.. Cilia - waft rhythmically, e.g. to move mucus form the lungs.. ...
The egg cell contributes most of the organelles, or organs within a cell, that are needed by the zygote. The sperm only provides its centrioles -- a structure that pulls dividing cells apart -- and a haploid, or half, nucleus. This means that the rest of organelles -- the machinery that makes cells tick -- necessary for the zygotes survival come from the egg. These include the mitochondria, endoplasmic reticulum, and smaller vesicles. Additionally, the egg contributes its own haploid nucleus, which will fuse with the sperms haploid nucleus to give a diploid, or full, nucleus that contains all of the DNA needed for growth into a normal embryo.. ...
Cell structure and organisation.. (a) The internal membranes of eukaryotic cells and their importance. The structure of the following organelles: mitochondria; endoplasmic reticulum (rough and smooth); ribosomes; golgi body; lysosomes; centrioles; chloroplasts; vacuoles; nucleus; chromatin; nuclear envelope; nucleolus; plasmodesmata. The function of these organelles. Structure of prokaryotic cells and viruses. Comparison of cell structure of eukaryote, animal and plant, prokaryote and…. ...
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A bidirectional catheter with a deflectable tip at a distal end includes a handle at a proximal end and a tubular member extending between the tip and the handle. The handle includes a first piston member slidably mounted in a handle base with proximal ends of steering wires secured in the handle. The steering wires extend through the tubular member with respective distal ends thereof secured to circumferentially spaced portions of the distal end tip. Axial displacement of the piston member in a second direction conversely urges deflection of the distal end tip in a second direction by tensioning the other wire relative to the first wire. The piston member can include another piston member slidable in the first piston member with the proximal ends of the steering wires secured in the first mentioned piston member and the handle member, respectively, and with the other piston member supporting a proximal end of the tubular member.
Devices and methods for delivering a thrombus filter are disclosed. A system in accordance with the present invention includes an elongate shaft having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending therethrough, a hub disposed about the shaft proximate the proximal end thereof, a pull wire having a proximal end, a distal end, and middle portion, the proximal end of the pull wire being fixed to the hub and the middle portion of the pull wire being disposed within the lumen of the shaft, the distal end of the pull wire being fixed to a capsule disposed about a portion of the thrombus filter, and an elongate rod slidingly disposed within the lumen of the shaft.
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A catheter for introduction into blood vessels or other passages in a patients body has an elongated flexible tubular member with a readily flexible distal end portion, a less flexible intermediate portion and a proximal end portion. The distal end portion can be bent relative to the intermediate portion by a wire-, filament- or strip-shaped flexing element which extends through a lumen of the intermediate portion and through an extension of such lumen in the distal end portion and has a distal end affixed to the tip of the distal end portion. The intermediate portion is made stiffer than the distal end portion of the tubular member by appropriate shaping of the cross-sectional area of the intermediate portion and/or by resorting to one or more stiffening elements, such as a sleeve-like guide surrounding the flexing element in the respective lumen of the intermediate portion of the tubular member. The proximal end of the flexing element can be pulled, to thereby flex the distal end portion relative to
A method for percutaneous dissection of a segment of vascular tissue from a patient is provided which includes providing an elongated tubular member having a proximal end and a distal end, and blunt dissection structure positioned adjacent the distal end of the tubular member and remotely actuable from adjacent the proximal end of the tubular member. The method further provides for percutaneously accessing a first end portion of the vascular tissue segment, the blunt dissection structure is positioned adjacent the vascular tissue segment and is actuated to bluntly dissect the vascular tissue segment from surrounding body tissue.
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Insertion instruments and a main body assembly and a universal wing to be inserted are provided, along with methods of using these instruments for the insertion of the spinal implants in patients to relieve the symptoms of, for example, spinal stenosis, injuries, and degenerative diseases of the spine. The instruments are simply designed and can be disassembled, making cleaning and sterilization easy and convenient. The instruments are designed to engage with and disengage from spinal implants easily, and use of the instrument in spinal implant surgery can be carried out with minimal surgical intervention and does not require general anesthesia. The main body assembly and the universal wing are designed to conveniently be secured to the insertion instruments. In an alternative embodiment the instrument can be nested and at least one instrument can include a handle provided at an angle.
When protein synthesis is completely blocked from before fertilization, the sea urchin zygote arrests in first S phase and the paternal centrosome reduplicates multiple times. However, when protein synthesis is blocked starting in prophase of first mitosis, the zygote divides and the blastomeres arrest in a G1-like state. The centrosome inherited from this mitosis duplicates only once in each blastomere for reasons that are not understood. The late G1 rise in cyclin E/cdk2 kinase activity initiates centrosome duplication in mammalian cells and its activity is needed for centrosome duplication in Xenopus egg extracts. Since the half-time for cyclin E turnover is normally approximately 1 h in sea urchin zygotes, the different behaviors of centrosomes during G1 and S phase arrests could be due to differential losses of cyclin E and its associated kinase activities at these two arrest points. To better understand the mechanisms that limit centrosome duplication, we characterize the levels of cyclin E and
Recently, Aurora kinases (A, B, and C/serine threonine kinases) gained much attention due to their implication in several types of cancers. Aurora kinases are involved in multiple functions in mitosis. Aurora A is involved in mitotic entry, separation of centriole pairs, accurate bipolar spindle assembly, alignment of metaphase chromosomes and completion of cytokinesis. Aurora B is a chromosomal passenger protein involved in the regulation of chromosomal orientation, and regulating the association between kinetochores and microtubules, and cytokinesis. Aurora C exhibits similar functions to those assigned to Aurora B and is required for cytokinesis. The above mentioned functions are directly involved in maintaining genomic stability. The relation between Aurora kinases overexpression and transformation has been reported in many cancers. Aurora A was shown to overexpress in colorectal, renal, melanoma, and breast cancers. Mainly Aurora B was shown to overexpress in colorectal cancer. Aurora B was ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Membrane repolarization is delayed in proximal tubules after ischemia-reperfusion. T2 - Possible role of microtubule-organizing centers. AU - Wald, Flavia A.. AU - Figueroa, Yolanda. AU - Oriolo, Andrea S.. AU - Salas, Pedro J. PY - 2003/8/1. Y1 - 2003/8/1. N2 - We have previously shown that microtubule-organizing centers (MTOCs) attach to the apical network of intermediate filaments (IFs) in epithelial cells in culture and in epithelia in vivo. Because that attachment is important for the architecture of microtubules (MTs) in epithelia, we analyzed whether chemical anoxia in LLC-PK1 and CACO-2 cells or unilateral ischemia-reperfusion in rat kidney (performed under fluorane anesthesia) had an effect on the binding and distribution of MTOCs. In culture, we found that chemical anoxia induces MTOC detachment from IFs by morphological and biochemical criteria. In reperfused rat proximal tubules, noncentrosomal MTOCs were fully detached from the cytoskeleton and scattered throughout ...
In the present study, we found that the centrosomes in nearly all pancreatic ductal carcinomas displayed structural abnormalities, such as an increase in their number and size, and an irregular distribution. Quantitative analysis demonstrated a significant difference in centrosome number between normal and cancer cells. In addition, double-labeled immunofluorescence analysis of MIA PaCa-2 pancreatic cancer cells suggest that these aberrant centrosomes contribute to the assembly of multipolar spindles, which may result in the improper segregation of chromosomes during mitosis. These results are consistent with previous studies describing centrosome abnormalities in human malignant tumors of the breast, prostate, brain, lung, and colon (10 , 11) . To our knowledge, however, this is the first report to demonstrate centrosome abnormalities in pancreatic carcinoma.. The centrosome plays a key role in the organization of cytoplasmic microtubules, in the determination of cell polarity, and in the ...
The unikonts have a triple-gene fusion that is lacking in the bikonts. The three genes that are fused together in the unikonts, but not bacteria or bikonts, encode enzymes for synthesis of the pyrimidine nucleotides: carbamoyl phosphate synthase, dihydroorotase, aspartate carbamoyltransferase. This must have involved a double fusion, a rare pair of events, supporting the shared ancestry of Opisthokonta and Amoebozoa.. Cavalier-Smith[1] originally proposed that unikonts ancestrally had a single flagellum and single basal body. This is unlikely, however, as flagellated opisthokonts, as well as some flagellated Amoebozoa, including Breviata, actually have two basal bodies, as in typical bikonts (even though only one is flagellated in most unikonts). This paired arrangement can also be seen in the organization of centrioles in typical animal cells. In spite of the name of the group, the common ancestor of all unikonts was probably a cell with two basal bodies.. ...
Using GFP to image microtubules in Dictyostelium, we can follow centrosome and microtubule dynamics in interphase cells and monitor the dramatic changes that result from overexpression of the motor domain of cytoplasmic dynein. Our results address a centering mechanism used in interphase cells to control the position of the centrosome and, indirectly, that of the nucleus. The questions are: what is the role of dynein in interphase cells; where is the force‐generating motor located; and how is its activity controlled?. In wild‐type cells, short‐lived pulling forces dominate the movement of centrosomes, which are consistent with a minus‐end‐directed activity of a motor that is anchored to the cell cortex (Figure 5A and B). The rate of centrosome movement (0.4-2.5 μm/s) is consistent with, but does not prove, a cytoplasmic dynein‐mediated mechanism. To single out the contribution of dynein from the actions of other motor proteins, we have overexpressed the 380 kDa dynein motor domain ...
  • Each centrosome consists of two cylindrically shaped centrioles that are positioned perpendicular to each other and surrounded by an amorphous dense mass called the pericentriolar material (PCM). (healthcanal.com)
  • In the newly fertilized egg ( i.e. , zygote), a centriole normally functions by recruiting pericentriolar material (PCM) and becoming the primary centrosome ( Delattre and Gonczy 2004 ). (genetics.org)
  • 1) the PCL formation is dependent upon the same genetic pathway that mediates the initiation of centriole formation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mónica Bettencourt-Dias first became interested in centrioles as a postdoc with David Glover at the University of Cambridge when, as part of a screen for cell cycle regulators ( 1 ), she identified a kinase called PLK4, whose knockdown resulted in cells with no centrioles at all ( 2 ). (rupress.org)
  • She continues to focus on centrioles, investigating how PLK4 controls their biogenesis ( 4 ) and how PLK4 itself is regulated by ubiquitination ( 5 ), as well as studying the evolution of centriole assembly ( 6 ). (rupress.org)
  • We showed that this kinase-PLK4-regulates centrosome number and it opened completely new avenues for studying centriole biology. (rupress.org)
  • Plk4-induced centriole biogenesis in human cells. (uniprot.org)
  • We show that overexpression of Polo-like kinase 4 (Plk4) in human cells induces centrosome amplification through the simultaneous generation of multiple procentrioles adjoining each parental centriole. (uniprot.org)
  • Highlighting the importance of these interactions, mutational disruption of either one of these interactions was sufficient to cripple Plk4-dependent centriole biogenesis. (pnas.org)
  • The mother centriole harbors subdistal and distal appendages. (rupress.org)
  • We show that this requires specific positioning of the second meiotic spindle, achieved by dynein-driven transport, and anchorage of the mother centriole to the plasma membrane via mother-specific appendages. (epfl.ch)
  • In animals, during oogenesis centrioles are lost, and therefore, oocytes lack centrioles and do not contribute any centrioles to the zygote ( Sun and Schatten 2007 ). (genetics.org)
  • It is widely known that vegetative plant cells lack centrioles and the centrosome is elusive. (bio-protocol.org)
  • However, more recent experiments have demonstrated that cells whose centrioles have been removed via laser ablation can still progress through the G1 stage of interphase before centrioles can be synthesized later in a de novo fashion. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the " de novo pathway," a centriole forms without a pre-existing centriole and forms more than two centrioles. (genetics.org)
  • It has been proposed that the embryonic centriole forms de novo ( Howe and Fitzharris 2013 ). (genetics.org)
  • Each flagellum is generated from a basal body that originates de novo as a centriole in spermatogenous cell lineages. (bio-protocol.org)
  • Here we provide a brief overview of the studies and methodologies we have conducted over the past 20 years that have elucidated not only the structural diversity of these cells but also the development of microtubule organizing centers, the de novo origin of centrioles and the ontogeny of structurally complex motile cells. (bio-protocol.org)
  • Collectively, these data afford a comprehensive view of the assembly pathway underlying centriole biogenesis in human cells. (uniprot.org)
  • 1989). In addition to the nine triplet microtubule blades in a cartwheel structure, each centriole generally includes the proteins centrin, cenexin, and tektin (Rieder et al. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • The two centrioles in the centrosome are connected to each other by unidentified proteins. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • After fertilization, the first two centrioles are observed via the recruitment of the zygotic PCM proteins and are seen in asterless mutant embryos that cannot form centrioles. (genetics.org)
  • Since other proteins controlling centriole linker biology have been implicated in various disorders, this study also implies that mutations in Cep44 could contribute to human disease. (biologists.org)
  • In the developing sperm cells, the centrioles reposition, anchor to form the distinctive basal bodies, and elongate to produce the 2-40,000 flagella in each gamete. (bio-protocol.org)
  • By contrast, the ectopic expression of a centrosome-targeted version of the kinase results in centriole overduplication. (biologists.org)
  • The paper concludes with a description of centriole malfunction and overduplication (supernumerary centrioles), leading to clusters of centrioles -a hallmark of cancer cells. (scirp.org)
  • Centrioles are not found in vascular plants and in most fungi . (wikipedia.org)
  • We found that, like the centriole, the PCL loses its protein markers at the end of spermiogenesis. (genetics.org)
  • The diameter of centrioles and their symmetry is determined early on in their assembly by a so-called cartwheel structure . (esrf.eu)
  • Since the cartwheel structure provides a scaffold involved in the establishment of the symmetry and diameter of centrioles, understanding the structural organisation of cartwheels should reveal important aspects of centriole formation. (esrf.eu)
  • Finally, CP110 was recruited early and then associated with the growing distal tips, indicating that centrioles elongate through insertion of alpha-/beta-tubulin underneath a CP110 cap. (uniprot.org)
  • At early S phase procentrioles start to nucleate near the base of the pre-existing centrioles, that then elongate and mature [ 5 , 6 ]. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Some lineages of eukaryotes, such as land plants, do not have centrioles except in their motile male gametes. (wikipedia.org)
  • These structures aid in cellular locomotion and are formed from centrioles called basal bodies. (thoughtco.com)
  • Alex Dammermann adds: "The surprising finding that there are actually two cellular mechanisms for controlling centriole separation was only possible because we use the nematode worm C. elegans as our model organism. (healthcanal.com)
  • When two centrioles are found next to each other, they are usually at right angles. (biology4kids.com)
  • Thus, our findings reveal a dual mechanism to eliminate centrioles: mothers are physically removed, whereas daughters are eliminated in the cytoplasm, preparing the egg for fertilization. (epfl.ch)
  • Gabriela Cabral, Sabina Sanegre Sans, Carrie R. Cowan, and Alexander Dammermann: Multiple mechanisms contribute to centriole separation in C. elegans. (healthcanal.com)