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Interaction of the retinoic acid signaling pathway with spicule formation in the marine sponge Suberites domuncula through activation of bone morphogenetic protein-1.
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PMID:  21952113     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: The formation of the spicules in siliceous sponges involves the formation of cylinder-like structures in the extraspicular space, composed of the enzyme silicatein and the calcium-dependent lectin. SCOPE OF REVIEW: Molecular cloning of the cDNAs (carotene dioxygenase, retinal dehydrogenase, and BMB-1 [bone morphogenic protein-1]) from the demosponge Suberites domuncula was performed. These tools were used to understand the retinoid metabolism in the animal by qRT-PCR, immunoblotting and TEM. MAJOR CONCLUSIONS: We demonstrate that silintaphin-2, a silicatein-interacting protein, is processed from a longer-sized 15-kDa precursor to a truncated, shorter-sized 13kDa calcium-binding protein via proteolytic cleavage at the dipeptide Ala↓Asp, mediated by BMP-1. The expression of this protease as well as the expression of two key enzymes of the carotinoid metabolism, the β,β-carotene-15,15'-dioxygenase and the retinal dehydrogenase/reductase, were found to be strongly up-regulated by retinoic acid. Hence retinoic acid turned out to be a key factor in skeletogenesis in the most ancient still existing metazoans, the sponges. GENERAL SIGNIFICANCE: It is shown that retinoic acid regulates the formation of the organic cylinder that surrounds the axis of the spicules and enables, as a scaffold, and allows the radial apposition of new silica layers and hence the growth of the spicules.
Werner E G Müller; Michael Binder; Johannes von Lintig; Yue-Wei Guo; Xiaohong Wang; Jaap A Kaandorp; Matthias Wiens; Heinz C Schröder
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Type:  -     Date:  2011-9-16
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Title:  Biochimica et biophysica acta     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0006-3002     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
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Created Date:  2011-9-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0217513     Medline TA:  Biochim Biophys Acta     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier B.V.
ERC Advanced Grant Research Group, Institute for Physiological Chemistry, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Duesbergweg 6, D-55128 Mainz, Germany.
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