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Brca1 Foci In Normal S-Phase Nuclei Are Linked To Interphase Centromeres And Replication Of Pericentric Heterochromatin, Gayle Jeannette Pageau, Jeanne B. Lawrence Dec 2006

Brca1 Foci In Normal S-Phase Nuclei Are Linked To Interphase Centromeres And Replication Of Pericentric Heterochromatin, Gayle Jeannette Pageau, Jeanne B. Lawrence

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Breast cancer-associated protein 1 (BRCA1) forms foci at sites of induced DNA damage, but any significance of these normal S-phase foci is unknown. BRCA1 distribution does not simply mirror or overlap that of replicating DNA; however, BRCA1 foci frequently abut sites of BrdU incorporation, mostly at mid-to-late S phase. Although BRCA1 does not overlap XIST RNA across the inactive X chromosome, BRCA1 foci position overwhelmingly in heterochromatic regions, particularly the nucleolar periphery where many centromeres reside. In humans and mice, including early embryonic cells, BRCA1 commonly associates with interphase centromere-kinetochore complexes, including pericentric heterochromatin. Proliferating cell nuclear antigen or BrdU ...


Intranuclear Binding Kinetics And Mobility Of Single Native U1 Snrnp Particles In Living Cells, David Grunwald, Beatrice Spottke, Volker Buschmann, Ulrich Kubitscheck Dec 2006

Intranuclear Binding Kinetics And Mobility Of Single Native U1 Snrnp Particles In Living Cells, David Grunwald, Beatrice Spottke, Volker Buschmann, Ulrich Kubitscheck

Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology Publications and Presentations

Uridine-rich small nuclear ribonucleoproteins (U snRNPs) are splicing factors, which are diffusely distributed in the nucleoplasm and also concentrated in nuclear speckles. Fluorescently labeled, native U1 snRNPs were microinjected into the cytoplasm of living HeLa cells. After nuclear import single U1 snRNPs could be visualized and tracked at a spatial precision of 30 nm at a frame rate of 200 Hz employing a custom-built microscope with single-molecule sensitivity. The single-particle tracks revealed that most U1 snRNPs were bound to specific intranuclear sites, many of those presumably representing pre-mRNA splicing sites. The dissociation kinetics from these sites showed a multiexponential decay ...


Functional Interaction Of The Retinoblastoma And Ini1/Snf5 Tumor Suppressors In Cell Growth And Pituitary Tumorigenesis, Cynthia J. Guidi, Rajini R. Mudhasani, Kathleen Hoover, Andrew Koff, Irwin Leav, Anthony N. Imbalzano, Stephen N. Jones Aug 2006

Functional Interaction Of The Retinoblastoma And Ini1/Snf5 Tumor Suppressors In Cell Growth And Pituitary Tumorigenesis, Cynthia J. Guidi, Rajini R. Mudhasani, Kathleen Hoover, Andrew Koff, Irwin Leav, Anthony N. Imbalzano, Stephen N. Jones

Open Access Articles

The Ini1 subunit of the SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complex suppresses formation of malignant rhabdoid tumors in humans and mice. Transduction of Ini1 into Ini1-deficient tumor-derived cell lines has indicated that Ini1 arrests cell growth, controls chromosomal ploidy, and suppresses tumorigenesis by regulating components of the retinoblastoma (Rb) signaling pathway. Furthermore, conditional inactivation of Ini1 in mouse fibroblasts alters the expression of various Rb-E2F-regulated genes, indicating that endogenous Ini1 levels may control Rb signaling in cells. We have reported previously that loss of one allele of Ini1 in mouse fibroblasts results only in a 15% to 20% reduction in total ...


Supervillin Modulation Of Focal Adhesions Involving Trip6/Zrp-1, Norio Takizawa, Tara C. Smith, Thomas Nebl, Jessica Lynn Crowley, Stephen J. Palmieri, Lawrence M. Lifshitz, Anka G. Ehrhardt, Laura M. Hoffman, Mary C. Beckerle, Elizabeth J. Luna Aug 2006

Supervillin Modulation Of Focal Adhesions Involving Trip6/Zrp-1, Norio Takizawa, Tara C. Smith, Thomas Nebl, Jessica Lynn Crowley, Stephen J. Palmieri, Lawrence M. Lifshitz, Anka G. Ehrhardt, Laura M. Hoffman, Mary C. Beckerle, Elizabeth J. Luna

Women’s Health Research Faculty Publications

Cell-substrate contacts, called focal adhesions (FAs), are dynamic in rapidly moving cells. We show that supervillin (SV)--a peripheral membrane protein that binds myosin II and F-actin in such cells--negatively regulates stress fibers, FAs, and cell-substrate adhesion. The major FA regulatory sequence within SV (SV342-571) binds to the LIM domains of two proteins in the zyxin family, thyroid receptor-interacting protein 6 (TRIP6) and lipoma-preferred partner (LPP), but not to zyxin itself. SV and TRIP6 colocalize within large FAs, where TRIP6 may help recruit SV. RNAi-mediated decreases in either protein increase cell adhesion to fibronectin. TRIP6 partially rescues SV effects on ...


Stromal Cell-Derived Factor-1 (Chemokine C-X-C Motif Ligand 12) And Chemokine C-X-C Motif Receptor 4 Are Required For Migration Of Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Neurons To The Forebrain, Gerald A. Schwarting, Timothy R. Henion, J. David Nugent, Benjamin Caplan, Stuart A. Tobet Jun 2006

Stromal Cell-Derived Factor-1 (Chemokine C-X-C Motif Ligand 12) And Chemokine C-X-C Motif Receptor 4 Are Required For Migration Of Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Neurons To The Forebrain, Gerald A. Schwarting, Timothy R. Henion, J. David Nugent, Benjamin Caplan, Stuart A. Tobet

Schwarting Lab Publications

Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons migrate from the vomeronasal organ (VNO) in the nasal compartment to the basal forebrain in mice, beginning on embryonic day 11 (E11). These neurons use vomeronasal axons as guides to migrate through the nasal mesenchyme. Most GnRH neurons then migrate along the caudal branch of the vomeronasal nerve to reach the hypothalamus. We show here that stromal cell-derived factor-1 [SDF-1, also known as chemokine C-X-C motif ligand 12 (CXCL12)] is expressed in the embryonic nasal mesenchyme from as early as E10 in an increasing rostral to caudal gradient that is most intense at the border of ...


Minireview: Recent Progress In Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Neuronal Migration, Stuart A. Tobet, Gerald A. Schwarting Mar 2006

Minireview: Recent Progress In Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Neuronal Migration, Stuart A. Tobet, Gerald A. Schwarting

Schwarting Lab Publications

Neurons that synthesize GnRH are critical brain regulators of the reproductive axis, yet they originate outside the brain and must migrate over long distances and varied environments to get to their appropriate positions during development. Many studies, past and present, are providing clues for the types of molecules encountered and movements expected along the migratory route. Recent studies provide real-time views of the behavior of GnRH neurons in the context of in vitro preparations that model those in vivo. Live images provide direct evidence of the changing behavior of GnRH neurons in their different environments, showing that GnRH neurons move ...