The general objective of this 8th cytoskeleton course is to understand the role of the cytoskeleton in tissue mechanics at different levels: molecular, cellular and in the living organism. It will provide introductions to the main cytoskeleton networks as well as to the main knowledge in force generation and tissue mechanics and will cover general mechanisms of cytoskeleton functions, in the organization and the maintenance of tissue shape and mechanics in different conditions, systems and organs : during development, on monolayers, in gut homeostasis, in cancer and in the brain ...
Many bacterial pathogens interfere with cellular functions including phagocytosis and barrier integrity. The human pathogen Neissieria gonorrhoeae generates grappling hooks for adhesion, spreading, and induction of signal cascades that lead to formation cortical plaques containing f-actin and ezrin. It is unclear whether high mechanical forces generated by type IV pili (T4P) are a direct signal that leads to cytoskeletal rearrangements and at which time scale the cytoskeletal response occurs. Here we used laser tweezers to mimic type IV pilus mediated force generation by T4P-coated beads on the order of 100pN. We found that actin-EGFP and ezrin-EGFP accumulated below pilus-coated beads when force was applied. Within 2 min, accumulation significantly exceeded controls without force or without pili, demonstrating that T4P-generated force rapidly induces accumulation of plaque proteins. This finding adds mechanical force to the many strategies by which bacteria modulate the host cell cytoskeleton.
In fact, it was only in the late 1990s that biologists discovered bacteria even had a cytoskeleton. The cytoskeleton was first identified in the cells of eukaryotic organisms (those, such as plants and animals, whose cells have specialized organelles and a discrete nucleus). Bacteria are tiny, for one thing, and until the advent of advanced imaging technology, scientists could not get a good look inside. The species Goley studies, Caulobacter crescentus, is a mere 500 nanometers across, or about one one-hundredth the size of an average human cell.. Second, a cell wall encases most bacterial species, and scientists assumed this semi-rigid structure obviated the need for a cytoskeleton.. These assumptions turned out to be wrong. In 1998, structural biologist Jan Löwe, in the United Kingdom, demonstrated that a bacterial protein called FtsZ is an evolutionary counterpart of tubulin, a key protein component of the eukaryote cytoskeleton. The finding implied that the cytoskeleton was not a ...
Although several reports showed the effect of compounds disrupting microtubules on NF-κB (nuclear factor κB) activation, nothing is known about agents perturbing actin dynamics. In the present study, we have shown that actin cytoskeleton disruption induced by actin-depolymerizing agents such as cytochalasin D and latrunculin B and actin-polymerizing compounds such as jasplakinolide induced NF-κB activation in myelomonocytic cells. The transduction pathway involved the IκB (inhibitory κB) kinase complex and a degradation of IκBα. We have shown that NF-κB activation in response to the perturbation of actin dynamics required reactive oxygen species, as demonstrated by the effect of antioxidants. Actin cytoskeleton disruption by cytochalasin D induced O2− release from human monocytes, through the activation of the NADPH oxidase, as confirmed by the phosphorylation and by the membrane translocation of p47phox. NF-κB activation after actin cytoskeleton disruption could be physiologically ...
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The cytoskeleton of eukaryotic cells pervades the cytoplasm. It comprises three broad classes of proteins: actin filaments, microtubules and intermediate filaments. In addition to establishing cell and tissue shape, the cytoskeleton along with associated motor proteins influences a wide range of fundamental cellular functions, including cell migration, movement of organelles and cell division.. We are witnessing a rapid advance in our understanding of the cytoskeleton, driven in particular by determination of the structures of key molecules and acquisition of proteomics inventories of cytoskeletal proteins and their binding partners. The cytoskeleton is now no longer considered to be a rigid scaffold, but instead is viewed as a complex and dynamic network of protein filaments that can be modulated by internal and external cues.. This Insight examines many different facets of the cytoskeleton, reviewing the basic principles of filament organization, the operation of motor proteins and the role of ...
The aim of this study was to investigate two putative pathophysiological aspects of the common neurodegenerative disorder frontotemporal dementia (FTD). To this end, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) levels of tau (total tau) and the light subtype of the neurofilament proteins (NFL) were studied in patients with FTD (n=16) and in age-matched controls (n=16). In addition, serum was analysed for IgG and IgM antibodies to the most common gangliosides and sulfatide in FTD patients (n=13) and in age-matched controls (n=20). The CSF-NFL levels were increased in FTD (1606+/-1151 pg/ml, mean+/-S.D.; P|0.001) compared with controls (308+/-203 pg/ml), whereas the CSF-tau levels were normal. In serum, autoantibody IgG-GA1 was significantly increased in FTD (P|0.05) compared with controls. No correlations were found between the effect parameters and demographic variables in any group. The results of this study suggest that cytoskeleton proteins other than tau are also involved in the pathophysiology of FTD and that
The internal organizations of a eukaryotes organelles are due to the cytoskeleton. The cytoskeleton is a cellular framework found within the cytoplasm. It is composed of microtubules and microfilaments. Microtubules are thin, hollow cylinders made of protein. Microfilaments are smaller, solid protein fiber. Both of them help keep the shape of a cell, as well as stabilizing different organelles and making a way for the organelles to move about a cell. The cytoskeleton can change its shape and structure, which causes the cells shape to change. Actin filaments are polymers that make shape-changes because of their ATP-driven assembly in the cytoplasm. ...
In this overview we describe the main plant-derived bioactive compounds used in cancer therapy which has the cell cytoskeleton as therapeutic target. Three major classes of these compounds are described: antimitotics with microtubule-destabilizing and-stabilizing effects, plant-bioactive compounds that interact with intermediate filaments/actin, and plant-bioactive compounds that interact with intermediate filaments like keratins and vimentin. We also focus on the molecular aspects of interactions with their cellular targets: microtubules, intermediate filaments, and microfilaments. Some critical aspects of cardiac side effects of cancer chemotherapy are also discussed, focusing on cardiac cytoskeleton and protective effect of plant-derived compounds. The application of plant bioactives in the treatment of cancer has resulted in increased therapeutic efficacy through targeting the cytoskeleton, respectively, prevention of the injury of cytoskeletal components elicited by chemotherapeutics.
Lamella flattening is a basic morphological feature of migrating cells, with its molecular and physical mechanisms likely crucial for events underlying cell motility and mechanotransduction. Our results addressing these mechanisms reveal a complex interdependency of actin, myosin IIA, and focal adhesions in generating lamella flattening through counterbalanced contraction and adhesion.. Using the improved resolution of SIM, we dissected actin fiber organization and cytoskeletal interactions underlying lamella shape, beginning by molecularly characterizing the vertical 3D layering and dynamics of cytoskeletal elements in the thin lamella, which were previously unresolvable by conventional light microscopy (Fig. 1; Hotulainen and Lappalainen, 2006) and only partially described by EM (Small et al., 1998). The vertical layering we observed included: myosin IIA-rich actin arcs, aligned along the dorsal cell surface tangentially to the leading edge; and noncontractile DSFs, aligned perpendicular to ...
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The cytoskeleton of a cell helps provide shape, strength, and an organised structure to the cell. The cytoskeleton can be compared to a transport network facilitating various types of movement in the cell. It helps with cell reproduction, the movement of organelles, the functions of muscles and intracellular transport between the organelles. It also enables the separation of daughter chromosomes to opposite poles during cell division.
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In this paper, we demonstrate that Gα12/13 signaling can regulate different aspects of epiboly movements by two distinct mechanisms: inhibiting E-cadherin activity and modulating actin cytoskeleton organization.. Excess or reduced Gα12/13 signaling during gastrulation resulted in delayed epiboly of the deep cells and in the splitting of the df cell cluster (Fig. 1). Moreover, excess Gα12/13 activity led to the detachment of cells from embryonic tissues, which suggests that cell adhesion is defective under these circumstances (Fig. 2). All of these phenotypic characteristics resemble those observed in hab (cdh1) mutant embryos (Kane et al., 1996; Kane and Warga, 2004), which suggests a possible link between Gα12/13 signaling and E-cadherin. Indeed, although altered Gα12/13 expression did not change the expression level and cellular distribution of E-cadherin (Fig. 3), our in vivo genetic experiments demonstrated that Gα12/13 can inhibit the function of E-cadherin. In particular, we found ...
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The localization of some mRNAs to distinct intracellular regions is achieved through interactions of the mRNA with cytoskeletal filaments. RNA-cytoskeletal interactions exist that influence the transport, anchoring and translation of mRNA. Recent analysis of RNA movements in living cells suggests the formation of RNA granules and their active transport along microtubules. The anchoring and translation of mRNA may be mediated by interactions with orthogonal networks of F-actin and elongation factor 1alpha.
Cellular mechanisms underlying the development of left-right asymmetry in tissues and embryos remain obscure. Here, the development of a chiral pattern of actomyosin was revealed by studying actin cytoskeleton self-organization in cells with isotropic circular shape. A radially symmetrical system of …
Actin cytoskeleton dynamics play vital roles in most forms of intracellular trafficking by promoting the biogenesis and transport of vesicular cargoes. Mounting evidence indicates that actin dynamics and membrane-cytoskeleton scaffolds also have essential roles in macroautophagy, the process by whic …
The role of a cytoskeleton in a living cell is to supply structure to the cell, give the cell the ability to move and ensure proper cell division during cellular reproduction. The cytoskeleton...
‎Without a cytoskeleton, a neuron or glial cell would be a shapeless jelly mass unable to function in the milieu of the brain. If we are to understand neuronal cells function in health and disease, we must determine how the cytoskeleton forms and contributes to neural physiology and pathobiology. Cyt…
I just did some immunochemistry with an antibody against a protein that is known for binding to the cytoskeleton and does not have a NLS. However, my results show big lumps in the nucleus giving a very strong signal and a much weaker signal from the cytoskeleton ...
SALT LAKE CITY-Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah have discovered that a protein, zyxin, is necessary for the maintenance and repair of the cells cytoskeleton, or internal framework, which serves as the muscle and bone of the cell. The research has implications for cancer, as well as other diseases, since alterations in the cytoskeleton are often associated with disease. The research was published in the Sep. 14, 2010, issue of the journal Developmental Cell.. "Just like people, the cells in our bodies are exposed to all kinds of stress," says Mary Beckerle, Ph.D., the studys principal investigator and HCI executive director. "One type of stress, mechanical stress that is derived from application of physical force, is experienced by many organs such as the lung, which stretches with each breath, the heart, which is physically challenged with each beat, and the uterus, which undergoes intense contractions during labor and childbirth. We were interested in ...
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Culture cell. Confocal light micrograph of a 3t3 (mouse fibroblast) cell in culture. The nucleus is blue. Protein fibres making up the cells cytoskeleton are red and green. The cytoskeleton is a network of structural proteins, such as actin and tubulin, that supports the cells organelles and other internal structures. 3t3 cells are an immortal cell line widely used in biological research. Magnification: x1000 when printed 10cm wide. - Stock Image G442/0133
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Eukaryotic cells move using several distinct modes of locomotion, including crawling and flagella-driven swimming. The stereotyped architecture of flagella and the conservation of their protein components make the evolutionary conservation of cell swimming clear. In contrast, "crawling motility" is a collection of distinct processes whose evolutionary relationships are not well understood (Rodriguez et al., 2005; Lämmermann and Sixt, 2009; Paluch and Raz, 2013). Some crawling cells require dedicated adhesion molecules to make specific, high-affinity contacts with their surroundings, whereas other cells rely on weaker, nonspecific interactions. Crawling cells also use different mechanisms to advance their leading edge, either assembling polymerized actin networks to push the plasma membrane forward or detaching the membrane from the underlying cytoskeleton to form a rapidly expanding bleb. Furthermore, some cell types have been shown to use contractile forces to generate forward movement ...
The main function of the algorithm is to distribute nascent FAs and determine which of these (and their associated actin filaments) should be selected for maturation/reinforcement. The algorithm currently considers three mechanisms for FA maturation: (i) lamellipodia retraction occurs that would otherwise leave a nascent adhesion outside the cell body (Zaidel-Bar et al. 2003), (ii) membrane tension spanning two FAs exceeds a certain force threshold (Balaban et al. 2001; Bischofs et al. 2009), and (iii) the cell leading edge advances until it encompasses a nascent FA at the protruding tip of an existing filopodium (Schäfer et al. 2009).. FA maturation induced by lamellipodial retraction has been described as a force independent process (Zaidel-Bar et al. 2003). While experimentally well characterized, it is to date not well understood. In contrast, the separate mechanism of tension induced adhesion maturation is clearly force regulated, inherently involving actin SFs that are recruited to the ...
By changing polarity, Cdc42 regulates shape, structure and function in yeast cells. This oscillating mechanism may be a general strategy among all self-organizing biological systems, not just simple yeast.. Researchers used fluorescent markers to tag each of the many proteins involved, observing the protein oscillate, switching sides about every five minutes. The fluctuations provide an adaptable mechanism for cells to control their size and structure in the fast-changing environment within.. The findings demonstrate just part of the complex process of cell growth and differentiation, but mark how advanced the science of biophysics has become. Only recently has the clear imaging and monitoring of protein activity become possible at the minute sizes and shortened time scales of individual cell maturation.. Vavyloniss research has explored the way the cellular cytoskeleton organizes and functions for years. In collaboration with biologists and computer scientists, his team uses physics to study, ...
The principles of prestressed tensegrity are similarly applicable on the cellular level; although, as we shall see later on, geodesic structures are also found in the cell on a smaller scale. The cell possesses a molecular framework called the cytoskeleton enclosed within the surface membrane that mechanically stabilizes the cell. The cytoskeleton is comprised of three different types of molecular protein polymers, called microfilaments, intermediate filaments and microtubules. The microfilaments, which are the thinnest proteins in the cytoskeleton, comprise a network that extends throughout the cell, exerting tension by pulling the cells external membrane and everything in between towards the nucleus at its center (Ingber, The Bridge). To counterbalance the tensional forces, the microtubules -- the thickest protein chains of the three -- act as struts that bear compression. The adhesions of the extracellular matrix, or the "anchoring scaffolding to which cells are naturally secured in the ...
Gene expression occurs simultaneously at multiple transcription factories in actively transcribing cells (Pombo et al, 2000). Therefore, at any given time, one can envision waves of mRNA transcripts moving from sites of transcriptions towards nuclear pores and destined to cytoplasmic translation. Some mRNAs diffuse in the cytoplasm until they encounter ribosomes (Fusco et al, 2003), while others are actively translocated on cytoskeletal filaments to ultimately localize at specific regions of the cell (Shav‐Tal and Singer, 2005). The spatial sorting of RNA cargo in the cytoplasm requires the recruitment of specific motor proteins and the investment of cellular energy. However, what is the situation in the nucleus where transcripts originate? While no mechanism of active nuclear transport system is known to date, it has been provocatively suggested that a nucleoskeletal transport mechanism including nuclear motor proteins might exist. Indeed, the basic building blocks of the cytoskeleton, that ...
The cytoskeleton is the intracellular filament system that controls the morphology of a cell, allows it to move, and provides trafficking routes for intracellular transport.
The cytoskeleton is the skeleton of the cell. Structure of the cytoskeleton The cytoskeleton is a filamentous network within a cell giving it its mechanical properties. It contains many types of...
The cytoskeleton is a complex network of protein filaments extending throughout the cytoplasm that is involved in a range of cell processes. Of the three main
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Many amphibians and fish are able to change their color in order to better adapt to their environment. Munich-based scientists have now investigated the molecular mechanisms in the cytoskeleton necessary for this and revealed potential evolutionary paths.
Integrins were discovered by Richard O Hynes in 1985. He spent many years researching trying to find a protein based on the idea that there must be a transmembrane connections between the extracellular matrix and the cytoskeleton. The major breakthrough was made by Greve and Gottlieb in 1982. [4] They found that JG22 and CSAT, which are two monoclonal antibodies (an antibody produced by a single clone of cells)[5] prevented the adhesion of myoblasts to synthetically made matrix coated surfaces. This means that these antibodies are binding to their specific antigen within the cell which prevents adhesion. They came to the conclusion that the JG22 and CSAT antigens must be the proteins causing the adhesion of myoblasts to the matrix, which was supported by the immunofluorescence pictures produced in the Clayton Bucks and Rick Horwitz lab. These images showed that these antigens lined up with a variety of cytoskeleton proteins such as fibronectin and actin. From this, Hynes worked with these ...
Integrins were discovered by Richard O Hynes in 1985. He spent many years researching trying to find a protein based on the idea that there must be a transmembrane connections between the extracellular matrix and the cytoskeleton. The major breakthrough was made by Greve and Gottlieb in 1982. [4] They found that JG22 and CSAT, which are two monoclonal antibodies (an antibody produced by a single clone of cells)[5] prevented the adhesion of myoblasts to synthetically made matrix coated surfaces. This means that these antibodies are binding to their specific antigen within the cell which prevents adhesion. They came to the conclusion that the JG22 and CSAT antigens must be the proteins causing the adhesion of myoblasts to the matrix, which was supported by the immunofluorescence pictures produced in the Clayton Bucks and Rick Horwitz lab. These images showed that these antigens lined up with a variety of cytoskeleton proteins such as fibronectin and actin. From this, Hynes worked with these ...
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Ramdas NM, Shivashankar GV. 2015. Cytoskeletal control of nuclear morphology and chromatin organization.. J Mol Biol. 427(3):695-706. ...
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Bundles of cytoskeletal filaments and molecular motors generate motion in living cells, and have internal structures ranging from very organized to apparently disordered. The mechanisms powering the disordered structures are debated, and existing models predominantly predict that they are contractile. We reexamine this prediction through a theoretical treatment of the interplay between three well-...
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Salzer E, Zoghi S, Kiss MG, Kage F, Rashkova C, Stahnke S, Haimel M, Platzer R, Caldera M, Ardy RC, Hoeger B, Block J, Medgyesi D, Sin C, Shahkarami S, Kain R, Ziaee V, Hammerl P, Bock C, Menche J, Dupré L, Huppa JB, Sixt MK, Lomakin A, Rottner K, Binder CJ, Stradal TEB, Rezaei N, Boztug K. 2020. The cytoskeletal regulator HEM1 governs B cell development and prevents autoimmunity. Science Immunology. 5(49 ...
The result is two cells where there was only one, and each has a complete set of genes. How are the activities of the two kinds of fibers coordinated in both time and space, so that this elegant process occurs properly? It is now understood that changing concentrations of calcium atoms inside cells help to coordinate the actions of the several fiber types ...