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Subcellular localization and role of Ran1 in Tetrahymena thermophila amitotic macronucleus.
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PMID:  22594798     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Amitosis, a direct method of cell division is common in ciliated protozoan, fungi and some animal and plant cells. During amitosis, intranuclear microtubules are reorganized into specified arrays which assist in separation of nucleus, despite lack of a bipolar spindle. However, the regulation of amitosis is not understood. Here, we focused on the localization and role of mitotic spindle assembly regulator: Ran GTPase (Ran1) in macronuclear amitosis in binucleated protozoan Tetrahymena thermophila. HA-tagged Ran1 was localized in the macronucleus throughout the cell cycle of Tetrahymena during vegetative growth, and the accessory factor binding domains of Ran1 contributed to its macronuclear localization. Incomplete somatic knockout of RAN1 resulted in aberrant intramacronuclear microtubule array formation, missegregation of macronuclear chromosomes and ultimately blocked macronuclei proliferation. When the Ran1 cycle was perturbed by overexpression of Ran1T25N (GDP-bound Ran1-mimetic) or Ran1Q70L (GTP-bound Ran1-mimetic), intramacronuclear microtubule assembly was inhibited or multi-micronucleate cells formed. These results suggest that Ran GTPase pathway is involved in assembly of a specialized intramacronuclear microtubule network and coordinates amitotic progression in Tetrahymena.
Haixia Liang; Jing Xu; Dan Zhao; Huaru Tian; Xuxia Yang; Aihua Liang; Wei Wang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  The FEBS journal     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1742-4658     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
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Created Date:  2012-5-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101229646     Medline TA:  FEBS J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Journal compilation © 2012 Federation of European Biochemical Societies.
Key Laboratory of Chemical Biology and Molecular Engineering of Ministry of Education, Institute of Biotechnology, Shanxi University, Taiyuan, Shanxi 030006, China.
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