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TY - JOUR. T1 - Organization of non-centrosomal microtubules in epithelial cells. AU - Toya, Mika. AU - Takeichi, Masatoshi. PY - 2016/1/1. Y1 - 2016/1/1. N2 - Polarized epithelial cells contain a characteristic array of microtubules in which non-centrosomal microtubules are aligned along the apical-to-basal axis of the cell with their minus ends oriented towards the apical pole. Although this unique orientation of microtubules was discovered in the late 1980s, how this orientation is established remains unresolved partly because of limited information about molecular factors that regulate the minus ends of non-centrosomal microtubules. Recent studies, however, identified novel minus end- associated proteins, revealing mechanisms by which the polarized arrays of microtubules are established in epithelial cells. These studies have also demonstrated the importance of apico-basally orientated microtubules in intra-structural organization of cells. This review focuses on recent progress of our ...
There is controversy concerning the source of new microtubules required for the development of neuronal axons. We have proposed that microtubules are released from the centrosome within the cell body of the neuron and are then translocated into the axon to support its growth. To investigate this possibility, we have developed an experimental regime that permits us to determine the fate of a small population of microtubules nucleated at the neuronal centrosome. Microtubules within cultured sympathetic neurons were depolymerized with the anti-microtubule drug nocodazole, after which the drug was removed. Microtubules rapidly and specifically reassembled from the centrosome within three minutes of nocodazole removal. At this point, low levels of vinblastine, another anti-microtubule drug, were added to the culture to inhibit further microtubule assembly while not substantially depolymerizing the small population of microtubules that had already assembled at the centrosome. Within minutes, released ...
Centrosomes spit out microtubules to thin out their load at the end of mitosis, as illustrated by Rusan and Wadsworth on page 21. This reorganization helps reestablish the interphase microtubule array and may contribute to localizing the cytokinetic ring.. Centrosomes nucleate many more microtubules during mitosis than they do in interphase. The new results show that the extra load is lightened in mammalian cells at late anaphase, when microtubules were released both individually and in clusters. The clusters carried with them centrosomal proteins such as γ-tubulin, the microtubule nucleator. The release of microtubules is prevented by CDK activity, as nondegradable cyclin B inhibited the disassembly after chromosome separation.. Microtubules were released and actively transported outwards in the direction of the cell poles (away from the chromosomes), where microtubules were previously scarce. Because the freed microtubules are not protected at their minus ends, they are more dynamic and turn ...
The nucleus in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae migrates to distinct regions within the cell during different phases of the life cycle, mating, and mitosis. Each type of nuclear migration is dependent upon cytoplasmic microtubules. The cytoplasmic microtubules are attached to the nucleus at the spindle pole body (SPB),1 the microtubule organizing center in yeast. The SPB is embedded in the nuclear envelope, which remains intact at all stages of the yeast life cycle (Byers, 1981).. In preparation for mating, the yeast cell arrests in G1 and forms a projection-called a shmoo projection-in response to mating pheromone. The nucleus moves to the base of the shmoo neck and the cytoplasmic microtubules extend from the SPB to the tip of the shmoo (Byers and Goetsch, 1974; Rose and Fink, 1987; Read et al., 1992). Two shmoos of opposite mating type fuse to form a zygote and the intervening cell walls break down (Byers and Goetsch, 1975). The cytoplasmic microtubules can then interdigitate, and the ...
The mechanism by which EML4 stabilizes microtubules in cells, either directly or indirectly, also remains enigmatic. However, EML4 shares many features with the ch-TOG (XMAP215) family of MAPs in that both proteins have separable domains for binding the microtubule lattice and soluble tubulin. ch-TOG acts as a processive microtubule polymerase by binding to the microtubule with a basic region and then using its multiple TOG domains to add soluble tubulin to the growing microtubule plus-ends (40, 41). However, although EML4 has a basic NTD that binds the microtubule polymer and a TAPE domain that binds soluble tubulin, there was no detectable concentration of EML4 at plus ends of microtubules where it could promote growth through acting as a microtubule polymerase. Similar to tau, EML4 is abundant in the nervous system, suggesting that it may have a major function in stabilizing the long microtubules present in neurons (11). At the molecular level, proteins of the tau family bind to more than one ...
Neurons are the signaling cells of the nervous system. To propagate signals, neurons elongate several neurites, which differentiate into a single axon and several dendrites during development. Among the factors that contribute to this differentiation process, the cytoskeleton and in particular the microtubules play a key role. For instance, the growth of the axon and the dendrites depends on dynamic microtubules and requires the formation of new microtubules. The centrosome is regarded as the primary source of microtubules in axonal and dendritic growth and has been proposed to direct axon formation. However, while microtubule nucleation from centrosomes enables efficient spindle-pole organization and cytokinesis during cell division, it is difficult to reconcile the distinct microtubule array in branching axons, dendrites and spines with such focal microtubule assembly. Thus, the exact role of the centrosome and centrosomal microtubule nucleation in axon growth is still unclear. To address this ...
Microtubule-dependent transport of Ad2 to the MTOC/nuclear envelope. (A) TR-labeled Ad2 was bound to HeLa cells in the cold and internalized for 15 (panel a)
Biology Assignment Help, Describe microtubular cytoskeleton in protozoans, Protozoans have endoskeletons formed from microtubular cytoskeleton of the exoskeletons or cytoplasm secreted as shells or tests. Some of these single-cell organisms are capable of defending themselves by using organelles like trichocysts, and others
Microtubules are biopolymers consisting of tubulin dimer subunits. As a major component of cytoskeleton they are essential for supporting most important cellular processes such as cell division, signaling, intracellular transport and cell locomotion. The hydrolysis of guanosine triphosphate (GTP) molecules attached to each tubulin subunit supports the nonequilibrium nature of microtubule dynamics. One of the most spectacular properties of microtubules is their dynamic instability when their growth from continuous attachment of tubulin dimers stochastically alternates with periods of shrinking. Despite the critical importance of this process to all cellular activities, its mechanism remains not fully understood. We investigated theoretically microtubule dynamics at all times by analyzing explicitly temporal evolution of various length clusters of unhydrolyzed subunits. It is found that the dynamic behavior of microtubules depends strongly on initial conditions. Our theoretical findings provide a ...
The microtubules are intracellular dynamic polymers made up of evolutionarily conserved polymorphic alpha/beta-tubulin heterodimers and a large number of microtubule-associated proteins (MAPs). The microtubules consist of 13 protofilaments and have an outer diameter 25 nm. Microtubules have their intrinsic polarity; highly dynamic plus ends and less dynamic minus ends. Microtubules are required for vital processes in eukaryotic cells including mitosis, meiosis, maintenance of cell shape and intracellular transport. Microtubules are also necessary for movement of cells by means of flagella and cilia. In mammalian tissue culture cells microtubules have their minus ends anchored in microtubule organizing centers (MTOCs). The GTP (guanosintriphosphate) molecule is an essential for tubulin heterodimer to associate with other heterodimers to form microtubule. In vivo, microtubule dynamics vary considerably. Microtubule polymerization is reversible and a populations of microtubules in cells are on ...
An organized microtubule array is essential for the polarized motility of fibroblasts. Dynamic microtubules closely interact with focal adhesion sites in migrating cells. Here, we examined the effect of focal adhesions on microtubule dynamics. We observed that the probability of microtubule catastrophes (transitions from growth to shrinkage) was seven times higher at focal adhesions than elsewhere. Analysis of the dependence between the microtubule growth rate and catastrophe probability throughout the cytoplasm revealed that a nonspecific (mechanical or spatial) factor provided a minor contribution to the catastrophe induction by decreasing microtubule growth rate at adhesions. Strikingly, at the same growth rate, the probability of catastrophes was significantly higher at adhesions than elsewhere, indicative of a site-specific biochemical trigger. The observed catastrophe induction occurred at adhesion domains containing the scaffolding protein paxillin that has been shown previously to ...
Microtubules - cellular "highways" that deliver cargo to the cell membrane for secretion - have a surprising role in pancreatic beta cells. Instead of facilitating glucose-stimulated insulin secretion, they limit it, a team of Vanderbilt investigators reported recently in Developmental Cell.. The findings reveal that microtubules act as a cellular "rheostat" to precisely control insulin secretion and suggest that disturbance of this control may contribute to beta cell dysfunction and type 2 diabetes. Targeting the microtubule regulation of insulin secretion may offer new ways to treat diabetes.. Irina Kaverina, Ph.D., Xiadong Zhu, Ph.D., and colleagues began using pancreatic beta cells as a model to study microtubule function - to explore how microtubules "traffic" cargo such as insulin granules from the cell interior to the periphery.. In their initial studies, the researchers used compounds to destroy the microtubules, then stimulated the pancreatic islets with glucose and measured how much ...
Controlling microtubule dynamics and spatial organization is a fundamental requirement of eukaryotic cell function. Members of the ORBIT/MAST/CLASP family of microtubule-associated proteins associate with the plus ends of microtubules, where they promote the addition of tubulin subunits into attached kinetochore fibers during mitosis and stabilize microtubules in the vicinity of the plasma membrane during interphase. To date, nothing is known about their function in plants. Here, we show that the Arabidopsis thaliana CLASP protein is a microtubule-associated protein that is involved in both cell division and cell expansion. Green fluorescent protein-CLASP localizes along the full length of microtubules and shows enrichment at growing plus ends. Our analysis suggests that CLASP promotes microtubule stability. clasp-1 T-DNA insertion mutants are hypersensitive to microtubule-destabilizing drugs and exhibit more sparsely populated, yet well ordered, root cortical microtubule arrays. Overexpression ...
The microtubules are intracellular dynamic polymers made up of evolutionarily conserved polymorphic alpha/beta-tubulin heterodimers and a large number of microtubule-associated proteins (MAPs). The microtubules consist of 13 protofilaments and have an outer diameter 25 nm. Microtubules have their intrinsic polarity; highly dynamic plus ends and less dynamic minus ends. Microtubules are required for vital processes in eukaryotic cells including mitosis, meiosis, maintenance of cell shape and intracellular transport. Microtubules are also necessary for movement of cells by means of flagella and cilia. In mammalian tissue culture cells microtubules have their minus ends anchored in microtubule organizing centers (MTOCs). The GTP (guanosintriphosphate) molecule is an essential for tubulin heterodimer to associate with other heterodimers to form microtubule. In vivo, microtubule dynamics vary considerably. Microtubule polymerization is reversible and a populations of microtubules in cells are on ...
EB1 was identified by its ability to interact with APC, a tumor suppressor protein that has been shown to associate with microtubules and promote microtubule assembly in vitro (15). We have examined the subcellular distribution of EB1 by indirect immunofluorescence and confocal microscopy, using mAbs specific for EB1. Our results indicate that EB1 decorates the centrosome and the microtubule cytoskeleton throughout the cell cycle.. Previous studies performed on RKO, a human colorectal cancer cell line, and the mouse fibroblast cell line NIH 3T3 have shown that overexpressed full-length, but not truncated, APC associated to microtubules (11). We analyzed the subcellular distribution of EB1 in SW480, a colon cancer cell line that expresses a carboxyl-terminal deleted form of APC that is unable to interact with either EB1 or microtubules; in these cells EB1 localization to microtubules and the centrosome was preserved (Fig. 1d), demonstrating that the cellular distribution of EB1 does not depend on ...
Microtubules play a central role in cell division and cell polarity in eukaryotic cells. Fission yeast represents a useful model system for studies of their regulation, since its cytoskeleton is highly organized and dynamic. Interphase fission yeast cells contain 2-5 longitudinal bundles of microtubules, and these grow from the cell centre to its ends, where they undergo catastrophe. Mercedes Pardo and Paul Nurse have now characterized Amo1, a nucleoporin-like protein whose overexpression causes microtubules to bundle on one side of the cell (see p. 1705). Amo1 localizes to the nuclear rim but does not overlap with nuclear pore complex components. The phenotype of amo1Δ cells indicates that Amo1 helps to regulate microtubule growth, cell-end termination and cell polarity. These observations, together with the localization of Amo1, suggest that the interplay between the nucleus and microtubules is important for the regulation of microtubule dynamics. However, Pardo and Nurse find no evidence ...
During mitosis, two arrays of microtubules form the bipolar mitotic spindle in order to effect partitioning of the duplicated chromosomes into the daughter cells. The fabrication of the spindle therefore is a key step in successful cell division, and a protein known as NuMA is needed to properly gather the ends of the microtubules at the poles.. Merdes et al. have found that, at the onset of mitosis, a complex of the microtubule motor protein dynein and dynactin powers NuMA transport along microtubules to the polar region. Transport and continued localization of NuMA at the pole is required to form and maintain an intact spindle, perhaps through binding of the individual microtubules to a NuMA multimer. Disruption of NuMA transport by addition of the dynactin inhibitor dynamitin, or by addition of anti-dynein antibodies, releases spindle microtubules from the tightly focused poles.-SMH. J. Cell Biol.149, 851 (2000).. ...
Here, we report that a centrosomal protein FOR20 [FOP (FGFR1 (fibroblast growth factor receptor 1) oncogene protein)-like protein of molecular mass of 20 kDa; also named as C16orf63, FLJ31153 or PHSECRG2] can regulate the assembly and stability of microtubules. Both FOR20 IgG antibody and GST (glutathione S-transferase)-tagged FOR20 could precipitate tubulin from the HeLa cell extract, indicating a possible interaction between FOR20 and tubulin. FOR20 was also detected in goat brain tissue extract and it cycled with microtubule-associated proteins. Furthermore, FOR20 bound to purified tubulin and inhibited the assembly of tubulin in vitro. The overexpression of FOR20 depolymerized interphase microtubules and the depletion of FOR20 prevented nocodazole-induced depolymerization of microtubules in HeLa cells. In addition, the depletion of FOR20 suppressed the dynamics of individual microtubules in live HeLa cells. FOR20-depleted MDA-MB-231 cells displayed zigzag motion and migrated at a slower rate ...
Microtubules (MTs) are polymers of α/β-tubulin heterodimers that self-assemble into polar filaments with a fast-growing end, the plus end, and a relatively stable end, the minus end [1]. MTs play diverse roles at all stages of the eukaryotic cell cycle; guiding cell division, expansion and morphogenesis. To accomplish their varied tasks, MTs group together to form specialized arrays that are continuously remodeled by a process termed dynamic instability, wherein individual MT ends switch stochastically between growth and shrinkage through GTP hydrolysis [1, 2]. Transitions from growth to shrinkage are termed catastrophe, and the transitions from shrinkage to growth are called rescue [3]. These parameters are biochemically modulated by MT-associated proteins (MAPs), which perform a variety of functions including stabilizing MTs through promoting polymerization of tubulin [4, 5], facilitating MT-MT interactions (e.g. crosslinking) [6, 7], and destabilizing MTs through increasing depolymerisation ...
Microtubules are one of three cytoskeletal filaments found in eukaryotic cells, which exhibit a constant transition between growth and shrinkage states. This phenomenon, known as dynamic instability, is the focus of our study. We have investigated microtubule dynamics found in isotypically purified β-tubulin in order to understand how different microtubule protein compositions may affect growth and shrinkage rates. A deeper understanding of these dynamics allows us to calculate nanoscale mechanical properties of microtubules such as their force generation and rigidity. In this paper we analyze the differences between the polymerization and depolymerization rates of purified β-II, β-III, and β-IV microtubules. Each of these three isotypes displays varying behavior in terms of dynamic instability rates. We developed a model that describes the different growth and shrinkage behavior of each isotype in terms of a recursive map representation based on a modified random walk with four independent ...
Reorganization of the oocyte microtubule cytoskeleton during mid-oogenesis results in an apparent AP gradient of microtubules (Theurkauf et al., 1992). A longstanding model proposed that these microtubules are polarized along the AP axis, with minus ends nucleated at the anterior cortex and plus ends projected towards the posterior. Accordingly, whether an RNP particle is transported to the anterior or posterior pole would depend on whether it associates with dynein or kinesin motor proteins. This model is based on a number of observations. First, partial microtubule depolymerization leaves short microtubules associated with the anterior cortex (Theurkauf et al., 1992). Because microtubules depolymerize from the plus end, this result suggests that microtubules are nucleated at the anterior cortex. Furthermore, a fusion between the motor domain of kinesin and β-galactosidase (kinesin-β-gal) that localizes to the plus ends of microtubules in neurons (Giniger et al., 1993) accumulates at the ...
The taccalonolides are highly acetylated steroids that stabilize cellular microtubules and overcome multiple mechanisms of taxane resistance. Recently, two potent taccalonolides, AF and AJ, were identified that bind to tubulin directly and enhance microtubule polymerization. Extensive studies were conducted to characterize these new taccalonolides. AF and AJ caused aberrant mitotic spindles and bundling of interphase microtubules that differed from the effects of either paclitaxel or laulimalide. AJ also distinctly affected microtubule polymerization in that it enhanced the rate and extent of polymerization in the absence of any noticeable effect on microtubule nucleation. In addition, the resulting microtubules were found to be profoundly cold stable. These data, along with studies showing synergistic antiproliferative effects between AJ and either paclitaxel or laulimalide, suggest a distinct binding site. Direct binding studies demonstrated that AJ could not be displaced from microtubules by ...
Protein microtubules organize space, support morphology and guide molecular motors in all eukaryotic cells. These roles are mission-critical for cell division. Evolution has, accordingly, tightly constrained microtubules. They exhibit a high degree of homology across all eukaryotic organisms, from yeast to human. Being thus a relatively primitive example of biomolecular machinery, microtubules are an excellent target for mimicry via de novo design. In addition, many well-studied aspects of microtubules, such as their stiffness, stability, and dynamics of assembly, offer quantitative metrics for assessing mimics and testing models that motivate their design. I will describe our recent and ongoing efforts to build microtubules out of DNA and discuss the implications for improved understanding of biological design and enhanced capability in DNA nanotechnology. ...
Knowles, CL and Koutoulis, A and Reid, JB (2004) Microtubule Orientation in the Brassinosteroid Mutants lk, lka and lkb of Pea. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation, 23. pp. 146-155. ISSN 0721-7595 ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - The leading role of microtubules in endothelial barrier dysfunction. T2 - Disassembly of peripheral microtubules leaves behind the cytoskeletal reorganization. AU - Alieva, Irina B.. AU - Zemskov, Evgeny Alexandrovich. AU - Smurova, Ksenija M.. AU - Kaverina, Irina N.. AU - Verin, Alexander Dmitriyevich. PY - 2013/10/1. Y1 - 2013/10/1. N2 - Disturbance of the endothelial barrier is characterized by dramatic cytoskeleton reorganization, activation of actomyosin contraction and, finally, leads to intercellular gap formation. Here we demonstrate that the edemagenic agent, thrombin, causes a rapid increase in the human pulmonary artery endothelial cell (EC) barrier permeability accompanied by fast decreasing in the peripheral microtubules quantity and reorganization of the microtubule system in the internal cytoplasm of the EC within 5 min of the treatment. The actin stress-fibers formation occurs gradually and the maximal effect is observed relatively later, 30 min of the thrombin ...
Microtubules (MTs) are filamentous structures found throughout the cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells. They are polymers of tubulin that are involved in maintaining the structural integrity and plasticity of cells as well as the internal structures of cilia and flagella. Microtubules are also essential in several key cellular processes such as cell division and intracellular transport.. Proteins that accumulate at the ends of growing microtubules, known as MT plus end-tracking proteins, play an important role in regulating the dynamics and organization of the organelle. The SLAIN2 gene encodes one such MT plus end-tracking protein. This protein is targeted to microtubule tips by interacting with End-Binding proteins through its C-terminal domain. It is involved in cytoplasmic microtubule organization and nucleation. Through its N-terminal domain, it binds with the polymerase ch-TOG, recruiting it to the microtubule plus ends and thus ensuring microtubule elongation. ...
We constructed complexes between isolated chromosomes and microtubules made from purified tubulin to study the movement of chromosomes towards the minus end of microtubules in vitro, a process analogous to the movement of chromosomes towards the pole of the spindle at anaphase of mitosis. Our results show that the energy for this movement is derived solely from microtubule depolymerization, and indicate that anaphase movement of chromosomes is both powered and regulated by microtubule depolymerization at the kinetochore ...
NF-kappa B, a master regulator of several signaling cascades, is known to be actively transported in the nucleus in response to various stimuli. Here, we found that NF-kappa B is associated with polymeric tubulin and co-localized with microtubules in MCF-7 cells. Using TN16, a known microtubule targeting agent, we found that microtubule dynamics plays a critical role in NF-kappa B-microtubule interaction. Treatment of cells with low concentrations of TN16 (25 and 50 nM) that suppressed microtubule dynamics without visibly affecting microtubule organization enhanced the association of NF-kappa B with microtubules and facilitated nuclear translocation of NF-kappa B. Colchicine and vinblastine also produced similar nuclear translocation of NF-kappa B. Further, nuclear import of NF-kappa B activated apoptotic pathway in the cells that were blocked in mitosis by TN16 treatment suggesting that NF-kappa B acts as a pro-apoptotic protein in response to the suppression of microtubule dynamics. ...
5 September 2013 14:00 in CM101. Microtubule assembly and disassembly is vital for many fundamental cellular processes. Our current understanding of microtubule assembly kinetics is based on a one-dimensional assembly model, which assumes that each protofilament of a microtubule behaves independently. In this model, the subunit disassociation rate from a microtubule tip is independent of free subunit concentration. Using Total-Internal-Reflection-Fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy and a laser tweezers assay to measure in vitro microtubule assembly with nanometer resolution accuracy, we now find that the subunit dissociation rate from a microtubule tip increases at higher free subunit concentrations. This is because there is a shift in microtubule tip structure from relatively blunt at low free concentrations to relatively tapered at high free concentrations, which we confirmed experimentally by TIRF microscopy. Because both the association and the dissociation rates increase at higher free subunit ...
Microtubule polarity. Illustration showing the polarity of microtubules (green) in a non-dividing cell. Microtubules are part of a cells cytoskeleton, providing internal support. The microtubules originate from a production or nucleation site (here a centrosome, red). The ends of the microtubules at this site are negatively charged. The other ends, near the plasma membrane surface of the cell, are positively charged. The cell nucleus (round, blue) is also shown. This illustration is based on a fibroblast cell. For this artwork with labels, see image C023/8762. - Stock Image C023/8763
Microtubules (MTs) are highly dynamical structures that play a crucial role in cell physiology. In cooperation with microtubule-associated proteins (MAPs), MTs form bundles endowing cells with specific mechanisms to control their shape or generate forces. Whether the dynamics of MTs is affected by the lateral connections that MAPs make between MTs during bundle formation is still under debate. Using in vitro reconstitution of MT bundling, we analyzed the dynamics of MT bundles generated by two plant MAP65 (MAP65-1/4), MAP65-1 being the plant ortholog of vertebrate PRC1 and yeast Ase1. MAP65-1/4 limit the amplitude of MT bundle depolymerization and increase the elongation phases. The subsequent sustained elongation of bundles is governed by the coordination of MT growth, so that MT ends come in close vicinity. We develop a model based on the assumption that both MAP65-1/4 block MT depolymerization. Model simulations reveal that rescue frequencies are higher between parallel than between anti-parallel MTs
Previous work has shown that spastin, the SPAST gene product, shares homology with the p60 subunit of katanin, and both proteins have been shown to be ATP-dependent microtubule-severing proteins. Microtubules, components of the cells cytoskeleton, are fundamentally important for the correct outgrowth of axons, but how microtubule-severing activities might relate to axonal degeneration in HSP is unclear. This study uses confocal time-lapse imaging in the zebrafish embryonic CNS to demonstrate that both spastin and katanin are required in axons for the formation of forward-moving dynamic microtubules, and also at the growth cone, the specialised guidance structure at the axons growing tip. The effects of lowering the levels of spastin and katanin, mimicking haploinsufficiency, were monitored in embryonic neurons using a fluorescent protein as a marker for the growing microtubules. Reduced expression of either spastin or katanin severely impaired formation of dynamic microtubules and inhibited ...
Lipid droplets (LDs) are intracellular organelles that provide fatty acids (FAs) to cellular processes including synthesis of membranes and production of metabolic energy. While known to move bidirectionally along microtubules (MTs), the role of LD motion and whether it facilitates interaction with other organelles are unclear. Here we show that during nutrient starvation, LDs and mitochondria relocate on detyrosinated MT from the cell centre to adopt a dispersed distribution. In the cell periphery, LD-mitochondria interactions increase and LDs efficiently supply FAs for mitochondrial beta-oxidation. This cellular adaptation requires the activation of the energy sensor AMPK, which in response to starvation simultaneously increases LD motion, reorganizes the network of detyrosinated MTs and activates mitochondria. In conclusion, we describe the existence of a specialized cellular network connecting the cellular energetic status and MT dynamics to coordinate the functioning of LDs and mitochondria ...
Cell microtubules, anaglyph 3D animation. Clip 4 of 10. This clip forms part of an animation sequence showing protein interactions within a dividing cell. This clip shows the microtubules of the cells cytoskeleton, surrounded by proteins in the cytoplasm, with the motor protein kinesin 8 moving along the microtubles. The full sequence of ten clips shows the interaction between the protein calmodulin (CaM, calcium-modulated protein), calcium ions, the MLCK (myosin light-chain kinase) protein, and the actin-myosin bundles of the cells cytoskeleton, resulting in contraction of the membrane and cell division. To see this clip in 3D, please view using red-blue glasses, with red on the left. For the entire sequence, see clips K003/4492 to K003/4483. For the same sequence as an ordinary animation with labels, see clips K003/3847 to K003/3838. - Stock Video Clip K003/4489
During the first cell cycle, the vegetal cortex of the fertilized frog egg is translocated over the cytoplasm. This process of cortical rotation creates regional cytoplasmic differences important in later development, and appears to involve an array of aligned microtubules that forms transiently beneath the vegetal cortex. We have investigated how these microtubules might be involved in generating movement by analyzing isolated cortices and sections of Xenopus laevis and Rana pipiens eggs. First, the polarity of the cortical microtubules was determined using the "hook" assay. Almost all microtubules had their plus ends pointing in the direction of cortical rotation. Secondly, the association of microtubules with other cytoplasmic elements was examined. Immunofluorescence revealed that cytokeratin filaments coalign with the microtubules. The timing of their appearance and their position on the cytoplasmic side of the microtubules suggested that they are not involved directly in generating ...
Three-dimensional (3D) nanometer tracking of single biomolecules provides important information about their biological function. However, existing microscopy approaches often have only limited spatial or temporal precision and do not allow the application of defined loads. Here, we developed and applied a high-precision 3D-optical-tweezers force clamp to track in vitro the 3D motion of single kinesin-1 motor proteins along microtubules. To provide the motors with unimpeded access to the whole microtubule lattice, we mounted the microtubules on topographic surface features generated by UV-nanoimprint lithography. Because kinesin-1 motors processively move along individual protofilaments, we could determine the number of protofilaments the microtubules were composed of by measuring the helical pitches of motor movement on supertwisted microtubules. Moreover, we were able to identify defects in microtubules, most likely arising from local changes in the protofilament number. While it is ...
number we have found in this type of neuron is only 10-12. In longitudinal sections the fasciculated microtubules in the initial segment often appear darker than the single microtubules in the rest of the nerve cell and its processes. This appearance is due only partly to overlapping of the microtubules in a bundle within the thickness of the section. In addition, each microtubule is surrounded by a cloud of fine fibrillar material that contributes to the general density of the fascicle. In transverse sections it can be seen that the microtubules are arrayed close together in a curving and sometimes branching line (Figs. 3, 4, and 6). Single or isolated microtubules are rarely encountered in the initial segment. Favorably oriented transverse sections show that the microtubules within the fascicles are bound together by thin, dark crossbars or arms (Figs. 3 and 6). The bundling of the microtubules ceases abruptly at the beginning of the myelin sheath. Whether they continue down the axons as ...
EMLs are a highly conserved family of microtubule-associated proteins that play a role in microtubule stability. In humans there are six EMLs. EML1, EML2, EML3 and EML4 consist of a largely unstructured basic N-terminal domain (NTD) that contains a short coiled-coil mediating trimerisation, and a highly structured C-terminal domain (CTD) named the TAPE domain. Microtubule binding is conferred through the NTD whilst the TAPE domain binds to soluble tubulin dimers. EML5 and EML6 lack the N-terminal region but have three continuous TAPE domains encoded within a single polypeptide. Previous proteomic studies had identified EML3 as a binding partner of Nek6, a serine/threonine kinase that promotes mitotic spindle assembly. In this study, we have explored the microtubule binding properties of EML3 and its regulation by Nek6. Using a stable cell line expressing YFP-EML3, fixed and time lapse imaging revealed that EML3 associates along the length of microtubules and exhibits rapid recovery following ...
View Notes - Mitochondria from BIOLOGY bi 101 at Montgomery. Move the cell Intermediate Filaments Provides mechanical support Microtubules Microtubules are small cylindrical fibers that change in
A polarized arrangement of neuronal microtubule arrays is the foundation of membrane trafficking and subcellular compartmentalization. Conserved among both inve
Microtubules play a prominent role in plant morphogenesis (Kost et al., 1999; Kost and Chua, 2002). Unlike other eukaryote cells, vacuolated and cell wall-confined plant cells follow a specialized mode of cytokinesis, exhibiting four major microtubular arrays at different cell cycle stages with a variety of functions (Goddard et al., 1994). During interphase, a cortical array consisting of parallel microtubules oriented perpendicular to the cell expansion axis assists cellulose deposition (Cyr, 1994) and responds to stimuli (Wymer et al., 1996). At the onset of mitosis, the cortical array is replaced by a densely packed ring of microtubules encircling the nucleus called the preprophase band (PPB), which defines the location of the cell plate formed during cytokinesis (Mineyuki, 1999). Subsequently, the PPB is replaced by a mitotic spindle apparatus consisting of bundles of kinetochore microtubules separating the duplicated chromosomes in daughter cells (Yu et al., 2000). Finally, a phragmoplast ...
Bir1p localizes to interpolar microtubules and interacts with Ndc10p. (A) Bir1-GFP was imaged in premetaphase cells (top, arrow) and in anaphase cells (bottom,
The common theme of our labs research is the function of microtubules in directed cell motility. Mostmicrotubules in proliferating cells are highly dynamic, that is, assembly of microtubulesfrom tubulin subunits and disassembly of microtubule polymers into subunits, occurs within a matter of minutes. However, differentiating and migrating cells in culture or within vertebrate organisms selectively stabilize a subset of microtubules.For example, migratingfibroblasts use the polarization of stabilized microtubules as a determinants of persistent motility in that direction.. Meanwhile, since several cytoplasmic enzymes are capable of post-translationally modifying the tubulin subunits found within microtubule polymers. These post-translational modifications confer one or more chemical marks along the length of microtubules in the stable subpopulation. The selective stabilization of microtubules that face the leading edge of migrating fibroblasts has been studied rather extensively; our work has ...
Microtubules are an essential feature of eukaryotic cells as they divide, change shape, and transport organelles. Microtubule-associated proteins (MAPs) play crucial roles in organizing microtubules. MICROTUBULE ORGANIZATION 1 (MOR1) of Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) belongs to the MAP215/Dis1 family of MAPs (Whittington et al., 2001), a highly conserved group of MAPs found in all eukaryotes examined to date (Gard et al., 2004). MOR1 was initially discovered through the isolation of two mutants that both undergo temperature-dependent cortical microtubule disorganization, which leads to the left-handed twisting and eventual radial swelling of organs. Both mutations substitute single amino acids (mor1-1L174F and mor1-2E195K) in an N-terminal HEAT repeat, one of many such motifs found extensively along the length of MOR1 and other MAP215/Dis1 family proteins (Whittington et al., 2001). Another mor1 allele, rid5, has a similar morphological phenotype to the mor1 mutants. The rid5 mutation has a ...
Nogales, a structural biologists and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at University of California, Berkeley, was instrumental in developing the latter model. She said the dynamic instability of microtubules is a crucial property for their function in cells and although much is known about microtubules, scientists still dont understand what governs their assembly and disassembly processes.. "Our paper in Biophysical Journal is a step forward for the field, demonstrating that certain aspects in the biophysical behavior of microtubules that previously have been probed experimentally can better be explained by a new model of microtubule assembly that involves two distinct types of tubulin-tubulin lateral interactions.". Knowing the interactions and the regulation will impact how microtubules can be used to develop drugs that could more precisely target cells involved in various diseases.. "If nature invokes the two interactions in which part of the microtubule is flattened, then it may ...
Berkeley Lab researchers produced an atomic view of microtubules that enabled them to identify the crucial role played by a family of end-binding proteins in regulating microtubule dynamic instability, the physical property that enables microtubules to play a crucial role in cell division.
Particulate structures in the cytoplasm of HeLa and other cultured cells in interphase undergo rapid individual linear displacements (long saltatory movements, LSM). By the use of time-lapse microscopy to locate saltating particles prior to fixation and histochemical examination of the cells, structures of several kinds have been shown to move in this manner. Elements that show LSM include lysosomes, pinosomes, ingested carbon particles, lipoidal granules, and unidentified particles that appear as bright objects in positive phase contrast. The pattern of movement of the particles suggests the presence of linear guiding elements radially disposed from the cytocenter (centriole region). The participation of microtubules in these movements is inferred from the observation that LSM cease after treatment with drugs which depolymerize microtubules, i.e., colchicine, Vinblastine, and podophyllin. The directions of the microtubules in the cytoplasm of HeLa cells found by electron microscopy are ...
New work from Professor Kate Storeys laboratory has recently been published in eLife.. Proper development of the central nervous system involves the detachment of newborn neurons from their birth-place in the early neural tube. Kasioulis et al 2017 (eLife), show that as the new neuron lets go of neighbouring cells there are changes in its internal skeleton (know as the cytoskeleton) that mediate a critical series of events. Live cell imaging revealed the formation of a dynamic wheel-like structure made of microtubules, which closely aligned with the other major component of the cytoskeleton, actin. This new paper shows that interactions between microtubules and actin are needed for cell detachment and for the neuron to retain an important component, the centrosome. This structure organises growing microtubules and can facilitate processing of cell signals. This research paper begins to uncover the sequence of events underlying neuron cell detachment and sheds light on potential mechanisms that ...
Yo guys, got an idea for how to link it back to what were learning in the course (marking criteria). The cyto failure article mentions these microtubules: "equatorial astral microtubules, polar astral microtubules and central spindle microtubules", but theyre in a paper that cant be accessed (you might have come across it, the Rappaport one). Anyway, we can link the function of these microtubule populations back to the lecture points/if there was anything that came up in the lecture worth mentioning as long as we mention microtubules. Heres a quick article which helps http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3593075/ Also Eugene I think you mentioned something about cyto and cancer? Might have found an article on that that might help, i havent read through it but the title suggests enough. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0014579310002644 Nobs --Z3331469 (talk) 17:04, 24 April 2013 (EST) Select an image related to your selected topic sub-section (this can be from one of ...