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A novel function for KIF13B in germ cell migration.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21029731     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Primordial germ cell (PGC) development in Xenopus embryos relies on localised maternal determinants. We report on the identification and functional characterisation of such one novel activity, a germ plasm associated mRNA encoding for the Xenopus version of a kinesin termed KIF13B. Modulations of xKIF13B function result in germ cell mismigration and in reduced numbers of such cells. PGCs explanted from Xenopus embryos form bleb-like protrusions enriched in PIP3. Knockdown of xKIF13B results in inhibition of blebbing and PIP3 accumulation. Interference with PIP3 synthesis leads to PGC mismigration in vivo and in vitro. We propose that xKIF13B function is linked to polarized accumulation of PIP3 and directional migration of the PGCs in Xenopus embryos.
Katsiaryna Tarbashevich; Aliaksandr Dzementsei; Tomas Pieler
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-10-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental biology     Volume:  349     ISSN:  1095-564X     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev. Biol.     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372762     Medline TA:  Dev Biol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  169-78     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Dept. Developmental Biochemistry, GZMB, 37077 Goettingen, Germany.
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