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Lal Ashish - - 2009
miR-24, upregulated during terminal differentiation of multiple lineages, inhibits cell-cycle progression. Antagonizing miR-24 restores postmitotic cell proliferation and enhances fibroblast proliferation, whereas overexpressing miR-24 increases the G1 compartment. The 248 mRNAs downregulated upon miR-24 overexpression are highly enriched for DNA repair and cell-cycle regulatory genes that form a direct interaction ...
Taylor James A - - 2009
Periodic activation and deactivation of the essential transcriptional regulator CtrA is necessary to drive cell cycle progression in Caulobacter crescentus. At the onset of DNA replication (the G1-S cell cycle transition), CtrA and the AAA+ protease ClpXP colocalize at one cell pole along with three accessory proteins, RcdA, CpdR, and ...
Kabani Sarah - - 2010
Studies on the cell-cycle of Trypanosoma brucei have revealed several unusual characteristics that differ from the model eukaryotic organisms. However, the inability to isolate homogenous populations of parasites in distinct cell-cycle stages has limited the analysis of trypanosome cell division and complicated the understanding of mutant phenotypes with possible impact ...
Hoffman-Sommer Marta - - 2009
The proteins Ccz1 and Mon1 are known to function together with the Rab-GTPase Ypt7 in membrane fusion reactions at the yeast vacuole. In a genome-wide analysis they have also been found to interact genetically with the nuclear-migration protein Num1. In this study we analyze these synthetic effects and we show ...
Fagarasanu Andrei A Department of Cell Biology and 2 Department of Biochemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G2H7, - - 2009
In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the class V myosin motor Myo2p propels the movement of most organelles. We recently identified Inp2p as the peroxisome-specific receptor for Myo2p. In this study, we delineate the region of Myo2p devoted to binding peroxisomes. Using mutants of Myo2p specifically impaired in peroxisome binding, we dissect cell ...
Friedman Avner - - 2010
Cell cycle is controlled at two restriction points, R (1) and R (2). At both points the cell will commit apoptosis if it detects irreparable damage. But at R (1) an undamaged cell also decides whether to proceed to the S phase or go into a quiescent mode, depending on ...
Buck Sarah H - - 2009
Cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors (CKIs) are major contributors to the decision to enter or exit the cell cycle. The Caenorhabditis elegans genome encodes two CKIs belonging to the Cip/Kip family, cki-1 and cki-2. cki-1 has been shown to act as a canonical negative regulator of cell cycle entry, while the role ...
Varodayan Florence P - - 2009
A prolonged seizure, status epileptics (SE), is a potent stimulus for increased neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus. Molecular mechanisms that regulate normal and pathologic cell birth in the dentate gyrus are poorly understood. Lithium-pilocarpine was used to induce SE in immature postnatal day 20 rats. Newborn cells ...
Singh Amar M - - 2009
Pluripotent stem cells have long-term proliferative capacity and an unusual mode of cell-cycle regulation and can divide independently of extrinsic mitogenic signals. The last few years has seen evidence emerge that links cell-cycle regulation to the maintenance and establishment of pluripotency. Myc transcription factors appear to be central to this ...
Countryman Jill - - 2009
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) can be reactivated from latency into the lytic cycle by many stimuli believed to operate by different mechanisms. Cell lines containing EBV differ in their responses to inducing stimuli, yet all stimuli require de novo protein synthesis (44). A crucial step preliminary to identifying these proteins and ...
Lei Hong - - 2009
The PI3K/AKT signaling pathway contributes to cell cycle progression of cytokine-dependent hematopoietic cells under normal conditions, and it is absolutely required to override DNA damage-induced cell cycle arrest checkpoints in these cells. Phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K)/AKT activity also correlates with Cdk2 activity in hematopoietic cells, suggesting that Cdk2 activation may be a ...
Li Shenghua - - 2009
The asymmetric cell division cycle of Caulobacter crescentus is orchestrated by an elaborate gene-protein regulatory network, centered on three major control proteins, DnaA, GcrA and CtrA. The regulatory network is cast into a quantitative computational model to investigate in a systematic fashion how these three proteins control the relevant genetic, ...
Siegal-Gaskins Dan - - 2009
In both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, gene expression is regulated across the cell cycle to ensure "just-in-time" assembly of select cellular structures and molecular machines. However, present in all time-series gene expression measurements is variability that arises from both systematic error in the cell synchrony process and variance in the ...
Ishida Takashi - - 2009
Endoreduplication involves a doubling of chromosomal DNA without corresponding cell division. In plants, many cell types transit from the mitotic cycle to the endoreduplication cycle or endocycle, and this transition is often coupled with the initiation of cell expansion and differentiation. Although a number of cell cycle regulators implicated in ...
Schroering Allen G - - 2009
Alkylation chemotherapy has been a long-standing treatment protocol for human neoplasia. N-methyl-N'-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine (MNNG) is a direct-acting monofunctional alkylator. Temozolomide is a clinical chemotherapeutic equivalent requiring metabolic breakdown to the alkylating agent. Both chemicals have similar mechanistic efficacy against DNA mismatch repair-proficient tumor cells that lack expression of methylguanine methyltransferase. Clinically ...
Li Fuhai - - 2010
Automated cell segmentation and tracking are critical for quantitative analysis of cell cycle behavior using time-lapse fluorescence microscopy. However, the complex, dynamic cell cycle behavior poses new challenges to the existing image segmentation and tracking methods. This paper presents a fully automated tracking method for quantitative cell cycle analysis. In ...
Sabelli Paolo A - - 2009
Development of the seed endosperm involves several different types of coordinated cell cycle programs: acytokinetic mitosis, which produces a syncytium soon after fertilization; cellularization through the formation of modified phragmoplasts; cell proliferation, in which mitosis is coupled to cell division; and, in certain species like cereal crops, endoreduplication. Understanding the ...
Zhang Nianxiang - - 2009
Cell division cycle 5-like protein (Cdc5L) is a core component of the putative E3 ubiquitin ligase complex containing Prp19/Pso4, Plrg1 and Spf27. This complex has been shown to have a role in pre-messenger RNA splicing from yeast to humans; however, more recent studies have described a function for this complex ...
Trageser Daniel - - 2009
B cell lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) arises in virtually all cases from B cell precursors that are arrested at pre-B cell receptor-dependent stages. The Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph(+)) subtype of ALL accounts for 25-30% of cases of adult ALL, has the most unfavorable clinical outcome among all ALL subtypes and ...
Tzur Amit - - 2009
A long-standing question in biology is whether there is an intrinsic mechanism for coordinating growth and the cell cycle in metazoan cells. We examined cell size distributions in populations of lymphoblasts and applied a mathematical analysis to calculate how growth rates vary with both cell size and the cell cycle. ...
Zhao Junpeng - - 2009
It has been demonstrated that during neurogenesis in the mammalian brain, cell-cycle lengthening in neuronal progenitors may cause them to switch from proliferation to neuron-generating division. However, little is known about the cellular mechanisms involved in lengthening of the cell cycle. Growth-associated protein-43 (GAP-43) is a nervous system-specific protein whose ...
Kobayashi Hajime - - 2009
ATP-driven proteolysis plays a major role in regulating the bacterial cell cycle, development and stress responses. In the nitro -fixing symbiosis with host plants, Sinorhizobium meliloti undergoes a profound cellular differentiation, including endoreduplication of the ome. The regulatory mechanisms governing the alterations of the S. meliloti cell cycle in planta ...
Lavi Orit - - 2009
The cell cycle is one of the best studied cellular mechanisms at the experimental and theoretical levels. Although most of the important biochemical components and reactions of the cell cycle are probably known, the precise way the cell cycle dynamics are driven is still under debate. This phenomenon is not ...
Pizay Marie-Dominique - - 2009
We describe remarkable diurnal changes in the morphology of the planktonic dinoflagellate Ceratium ranipes. The species is distinguished by the unusual appendages, known as toes or fingers, protruding from its horns. Varieties have been described based on the characteristics of the fingers. We discovered that cultures, maintained on a 12:12 ...
Achard Patrick - - 2009
Plant growth involves the integration of many environmental and endogenous signals that together with the intrinsic genetic program determine plant size. At the cellular level, growth rate is regulated by the combined activity of two processes: cell proliferation and expansion. Gibberellins (GA) are plant-specific hormones that play a central role ...
Barry Evan R - - 2009
Mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs) proliferate with rapid cell cycle kinetics but without loss of pluripotency. The histone methyltransferase Dot1L is responsible for methylation of histone H3 at lysine 79 (H3K79me). We investigated whether ESCs require Dot1L for proper stem cell behavior. ESCs deficient in Dot1L tolerate a nearly complete ...
Fu Da - - 2009
Phosphatidylcholine-specific phospholipase C (PC-PLC) is involved in the cell signal transduction, cell proliferation, and apoptosis. The mechanism of its action, however, has not been fully understood, particularly, the role of PC-PLC in the cell cycle. In the present study, we found that cell division cycle 20 homolog (Cdc20) and PC-PLC ...
Vanstraelen Marleen - - 2009
Plant organs originate from meristems where stem cells are maintained to produce continuously daughter cells that are the source of different cell types. The cell cycle switch gene CCS52A, a substrate specific activator of the anaphase promoting complex/cyclosome (APC/C), controls the mitotic arrest and the transition of mitotic cycles to ...
Fujikawa-Yamamoto Kohzaburo - - 2009
To examine the alteration of cellular characteristics on ploidy transition of embryonic stem (ES) cells, octaploid cells (8H1 cells) were established from tetraploid H-1 (ES) cells, and compared with tetraploid and diploid H-1 (ES) cells (4H1 and 2H1 cells, respectively). The duration of G(1), S, and G(2)/M phases were essentially ...
Goranov Alexi I - - 2009
Cell growth is an essential requirement for cell cycle progression. While it is often held that growth is independent of cell cycle position, this relationship has not been closely scrutinized. Here we show that in budding yeast, the ability of cells to grow changes during the cell cycle. We find ...
Zolochevska Olga O Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 70803, United - - 2009
We evaluated the effect of expressing the cell cycle regulator cdk2ap1 in epithelial or stromal cell compartments to reduce SCC growth in vitro and in vivo. Cell-autonomous and/or non-cell-autonomous expression of cdk2ap1 reduced tumor growth and invasion and altered cell cycle, adhesion, invasion, angiogenesis, and apoptotic gene expression, as assessed ...
Alev Cantas - - 2009
NFATc2, also known as NFAT1 or NFATp, is a member of NFAT (calcineurin-dependent nuclear factor of activated T cells) family of transcription factors. As one of major targets for immunosuppressive drugs, NFATc2 has been studied largely in the context of T cell activation and proliferation. Recent evidence suggested that it ...
Lopes J P - - 2009
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. With over 26 million patients in 2006, AD is the most prevalent neurodegenerative disease worldwide. Different hypotheses have been suggested to explain the pathogenesis of AD, like those involving inflammation, mitochondrial dysfunction or oxidative ...
Tu Ya-Hong - - 2009
Food allergy and chronic intestinal inflammation are common in western countries. The complex of antigen/IgE is taken up into the body from the gut lumen with the aid of epithelial cell-derived CD23 (low affinity IgE receptor II) that plays an important role in the pathogenesis of intestinal allergy. This study ...
Zwolak Jason - - 2009
A critical goal in cell biology is to develop a systems-level perspective of eukaryotic cell cycle controls. Among these controls, a complex signaling network (called 'checkpoints') arrests progression through the cell cycle when there is a threat to genomic integrity such as unreplicated or damaged DNA. Understanding the regulatory principles ...
Burhans William C - - 2009
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) regulate the strength and duration of signaling through redox-dependent signal transduction pathways via the cyclic oxidation/reduction of cysteine residues in kinases, phosphatases, and other regulatory factors. Signaling circuits may be segregated in organelles or other subcellular domains with distinct redox states, permitting them to respond independently ...
Alberghina Lilia - - 2009
Following a brief description of the operational procedures of systems biology (SB), the cell cycle of budding yeast is discussed as a successful example of a top-down SB analysis. After the reconstruction of the steps that have led to the identification of a sizer plus timer network in the G1 ...
Mitsuhashi Takayuki - - 2009
Brain size variation among different mammals is tightly associated with different levels of cerebral function. Mechanisms that regulate the number of neurons and hence the size of the brain must be at least partially embedded within the very early phase of neocortical development, that is, embedded in proliferation/differentiation characteristics of ...
Russa Afadhali Denis - - 2009
Ca(2+) signaling controls a wide range of cellular functions such as division, fertilization, apoptosis and necrosis. Specifically, calcium signaling is thought to play a crucial role in driving cells through the different stages of the cell-division cycle. In most cells, however, this fact is far from being established. Few studies ...
Tallack Michael R - - 2009
Differentiation of erythroid cells requires precise control over the cell cycle to regulate the balance between cell proliferation and differentiation. The zinc finger transcription factor, erythroid Krüppel-like factor (EKLF/KLF1), is essential for proper erythroid cell differentiation and regulates many erythroid genes. Here we show that loss of EKLF leads to ...
Shen Y - - 2009
Process oscillation characterized by long oscillation period and large oscillation amplitude was observed in continuous ethanol fermentation with Saccharomyces cerevisiae under very high gravity conditions. Metabolic flux analysis was applied to the fermentation system, and the results indicated that carbon flux distributions at the metabolic notes oscillated, correspondingly, and the ...
Wang Yangming - - 2009
The cell cycle is tightly orchestrated during normal development. Embryonic stem (ES) cells have a unique cell cycle structure, in which the G1/S restriction is largely absent, enabling cells to rapidly move through the G1 phase and enter the S phase. This hastened cell cycle allows the early embryo to ...
Chen Bo-Ruei - - 2009
We describe a new chronological lifespan (CLS) assay for the yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Yeast CLS assays monitor the loss of cell viability in a culture over time, and this new assay shows a continuous decline in viability without detectable regrowth until all cells in the culture are dead. Thus, the ...
Hirata Yuko - - 2009
D-Allose, the C-3 epimer of D-glucose, is one of the rare sugars found in nature. In the present study, we have elucidated for the first time that various leukemia cell lines have different susceptibility to anti-proliferative activity of D-allose, and that this difference is related to the difference in induction ...
Kang Hara - - 2009
Due to their characteristic inaccessibility and low numbers, little is known about the cell-cycle dynamics of most stem cells in vivo. A powerful, established methodology to study cell-cycle dynamics is flow cytometry, which is used routinely to study the cell-cycle dynamics of proliferating cells in vitro. Its use in heterogeneous ...
Hackenbeck Thomas - - 2009
Hypoxia is a severe stress which induces physiological and molecular adaptations, where the latter is dominated by the Hypoxia-inducible transcription Factor (HIF). A well described response on cellular level upon exposure to hypoxia is a reversible cell cycle arrest, which probably renders the cells more resistant to the difficult environment. ...
Zhang Yadong - - 2009
A new GADD45alpha isoform, GADD45alpha1, was identified in the cellular response to arsenic. DNA sequencing and biochemical analyses suggested that GADD45alpha1 is derived from an alternative splicing of the GADD45alpha mRNA by skipping the region corresponding to exon2 of the gadd45alpha gene during mRNA maturation. In addition to the size ...
Sun Qian - - 2009
The mammalian heart lacks intrinsic ability to replace diseased myocardium with newly divided myocytes. There is scant information on mechanisms regulating cell cycle exit in cardiomyocytes. We cloned a splice variant of cyclin D2 (D2SV) from the mouse heart and found a novel role for this protein in cardiomyocyte cell ...
Stoica Bogdan A - - 2009
Although traditionally it was believed that adult neurons have entered a permanent post-mitotic phase, the latest experimental data indicate that cell cycle constituents critically affect normal functions of the adult central nervous system (CNS), as well as contribute to the pathophysiology of both acute and chronic neurodegenerative disorders. Recent study ...
Ma Tianhua - - 2009
Overexpression of Nanog in mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells has been shown to abrogate the requirement of leukemia inhibitory factor for self-renewal in culture. Little is known about the molecular mechanism of Nanog function. Here we describe the role of the tryptophan repeat (WR) domain, one of the two transactivators ...
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