Desrivieres S, et al. (2002) Calmodulin controls organization of the actin cytoskeleton via regulation of phosphatidylinositol (4,5)-bisphosphate synthesis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Biochem J 366(Pt 3):945-51
Abstract: Phosphoinositides regulate a wide range of cellular processes, including proliferation, survival, cytoskeleton remodelling and membrane trafficking, yet the mechanisms controlling the kinases, phosphatases and lipases that modulate phosphoinositide levels are poorly understood. In the present study, we describe a mechanism controlling MSS4, the sole phosphatidylinositol (4)-phosphate 5-kinase in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Mutations in MSS4 and CMD1, encoding the small Ca(2+)-binding protein calmodulin, confer similar phenotypes, including loss of viability and defects in endocytosis and in organization of the actin cytoskeleton. Overexpression of MSS4 suppresses the growth and actin defects of cmd1-226, a temperature-sensitive calmodulin mutant which is defective in the organization of the actin cytoskeleton. Finally, the cmd1-226 mutant exhibits reduced levels of phosphatidylinositol (4,5)-bisphosphate. These findings suggest that calmodulin positively controls MSS4 activity and thereby the actin cytoskeleton.
|Status: Published||Type: Journal Article||PubMed ID: 12079494|
Topics addressed in this paper
Number of different genes curated to this paper: 2
- To find other papers on a gene and topic, click on the colored ball in the appropriate box.
- displays other papers with information about that topic for that gene.
- displays other papers in SGD that are associated with that topic.
The topic is addressed in these papers but does not describe a specific gene or chromosomal feature.
- To go to the Locus page for a gene, click on the gene name.