Schneider C, et al. (2013) Septin rings act as a template for myosin higher-order structures and inhibit redundant polarity establishment. J Cell Sci 126(Pt 15):3390-400
Abstract: The mechanisms of the coordinated assembly and disassembly of the septin/myosin ring is central for the understanding of polar growth and cytokinesis in yeast and other organisms. The septin- and myosin-binding protein Bni5p provides a dual function during the formation and disassembly of septin/myosin rings. Early in the cell cycle, Bni5p captures Myo1p at the incipient bud site and actively transforms it into higher-order structures. Additionally, Bni5p stabilizes the septin/myosin ring and is released from the septins shortly before the onset of cytokinesis. If this Bni5p dissociation from the septins is artificially prevented, ring disassembly is impaired and the untimely appearance of septin/myosin ring is induced. The prematurely formed septin/myosin rings delay the establishment of a new polarity axis and the progression into a new cell cycle. This observation suggests a negative feedback between septin/myosin ring formation and polarity establishment that might help to guarantee the singular assembly of this structure and the synchronization of its formation with the cell cycle.
|Status: Published||Type: Journal Article||PubMed ID: 23750004|
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