Cytoskeleton and G-proteins in the regulation of cancer

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Hokkaido University, School of Medicine , Sapporo, Japan
Antineoplastic Agents, Cytoskeletal Proteins -- physiology, GTP-Binding Proteins -- physiology, Neoplasms -- drug therapy, Neoplasms -- physiopathology, Signal Transdu
Statement[edited] by Noboru Kuzumaki.
SeriesHokkaido University Medical Library series -- v. 37
ContributionsKuzumaki, Noboru., Sapporo Cancer Seminar Foundation., International Symposium on Cancer (17th : 1997)
The Physical Object
Pagination184 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14746853M
OCLC/WorldCa39353057

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Introduction. Metastasis accounts for the vast majority of cancer deaths (Schroeder et al., ) and is the result of movement of cancer cells from the primary site (site of origin of cancer) to a distant site or metastatic spread of cancer cells is a highly selective process consisting of a series of discrete, sequential steps, which have been modelled into a Cited by: Heterotrimeric G Proteins and the Regulation of Microtubule Assembly.

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Author: Jose C. Jimenez-Lopez. Get this from a library. G proteins, cytoskeleton, and cancer. [Hiroshi Maruta; Kazuhiro Kohama;] -- This monograph is the very first book to comprehensively review the molecular links between G proteins, in particular the Ras/Rho family of GTPases, actin.

Microtubules (MTs), a major component of cell cytoskeleton, exhibit diverse cellular functions including cell motility, intracellular transport, cell division, and differentiation. These functions of MTs are critically dependent on their ability to polymerize and depolymerize.

Although a significant progress has been made in identifying cellular factors that regulate microtubule assembly and Cited by: 1. These changes can then alter the shape or adhesiveness of the cell.

This volume centers particularly on one family of cellular proteins which transmit these signals, the Rho Ras-like GTPases, and examines their role in normal cellular processes and development.

Also discussed are their roles in cancer formation and microbial pathogenesis. The internal structure of a cell can be affected by signals in the form of small molecules outside the cell. These changes can then alter the shape or adhesiveness of the cell.

This volume centers particularly on one family of cellular proteins which transmit these signals, the Rho Ras-like. Cancer is a disease in which many of the characteristics of normal cell behavior are lost or perturbed.

Uncontrolled cell proliferation and inappropriate cell survival are common features of all cancers, but in addition defects in cellular morphogenesis that lead to tissue disruption, the acquisition of inappropriate migratory and invasive characteristics and the Cited by: This chapter discusses the role of cytoskeleton in genome regulation and cancer.

It describes two-tiered theory of regulation of the mammalian genome to the problem of cancer. Cancer represents a distortion of normal metabolic regulation. Cancer cells exhibit a loss of differentiation properties and a concomitant loss of growth by: Cytoskeleton, Inc.

has the widest line of small G-protein related products on the market. Cytoskeleton sells purified proteins, a large number of Biochem Kits™ to assay the biology and biochemistry of small G-proteins as well as antibodies to G-proteins and related proteins.

See each individual product page for examples of uses. This book provides new insights into the structure-functional features, dynamics, and cytoskeleton's relationship to diseases.

The cytoskeleton is a highly dynamic intracellular platform constituted by a three-dimensional network of proteins responsible for key cellular roles as structure and shape, cell growth and development, and offering to the cell with "motility" that.

The cytoskeleton plays essential roles in the cell volume regulation under osmotic stress (Pedersen et al., ), a natural consequence given the pivotal role of the cytoskeleton in cell.

The central theme of the meeting was ably articulated by keynote speaker A. Hall (London, UK) who summarized his pioneering work on microfilament regulation by the Rho family of small G proteins.

The field was founded some years ago when it was demonstrated that, in quiescent cells, activation of Cdc42 induces filopodia, activation of Rac Cited by: 4.

The cytoskeleton is a complex, dynamic network of interlinking protein filaments present in the cytoplasm of all cells, including bacteria and archaea. It extends from the cell nucleus to the cell membrane and is composed of similar proteins in the various organisms.

In eukaryotes, it is composed of three main components, microfilaments, intermediate filaments and. The invasion of cancer cells into surrounding tissue and the vasculature is essential for tumor metastasis.

Increasing evidence indicates that hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) induces cancer cell migration and invasion.

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A broad spectrum of mechanisms underlies cancer cell migration and invasion. Cytoskeletal reorganization is of central importance in the development of the Cited by: Cytoskeleton targeting value in prostate cancer treatment.

G proteins sig-naling in integrin-mediated cell adhesion, Regulation of actin cytoskeleton is critical for cell motility [25,26]. Cytoskeleton and Small G Proteins (Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology): Medicine & Health Science Books @ tion of the actin cytoskeleton and cell adhesion through specific targets.

Identification and characterization of these targets have begun to clarify how the Rho family GTPases act to regulate cytoskeletal structure and cell-cell and cell-substratum con-tacts in mammalian cells. The Rho family GTPases are also involved in regulation of. Title: Inflammation in Cardiovascular Disease and Regulation of the Actin Cytoskeleton in Inflammatory Cells: The Actin Cytoskeleton as a Target VOLUME: 4 ISSUE: 2 Author(s):T.

Thomas and A. Advani Affiliation:UWCM Academic Unit,Gwenfro Unit 5, Wrexham Technology Park, Wrexham LL13 7YP, UK. Keywords:Actin filaments, angiotensin, atheroma, Cited by: The principal mechanism of acinar cell stimulation begins with ligand binding to membrane receptors coupled to G proteins that feed into several pathways.

With respect to the acinar cell actin cytoskeleton, the known pathways are activation of the small GTPases RhoA (via Ga 13) and Rac1 (via Ga13 and Gaq) (35).Author: Robert C. De Lisle. Introduction. The term cytoskeleton was originally applied to describe the complex set of protein fibres in the cytoplasm.

Eukaryotic cells contain three major classes of cytoskeletal fibres known as actin microfilaments, microtubules, and intermediate cytoskeleton is very dynamic; in response to extracellular cues, it must rapidly reorganize, often to localised Cited by: Weekly Quizzes.

EXAM 3. STUDY. PLAY. Growth factor and mitogen (mitosis stimulating) factor signaling in cancer cells Cytoskeleton changes in cancer cells. The Rho family of G proteins. function as intracellular signaling molecules affecting. Actin Polymerization • requires nucleation (activation) • elongation primarily at “+” end (= barbed end) • ATP/ADP • G-actin has bound ATP • ADP-actin more likely to dissociate • actin-binding proteins • monomer sequestration (eg., profilin) • capping proteins (eg., gelsolin) • cellular regulation • rho family (ras-like G-proteins) • trimeric G-protiens.

G proteins, also known as guanine nucleotide-binding proteins, are a family of proteins that act as molecular switches inside cells, and are involved in transmitting signals from a variety of stimuli outside a cell to its interior.

Their activity is regulated by factors that control their ability to bind to and hydrolyze guanosine triphosphate (GTP) to guanosine diphosphate (GDP). The return to the inactive state occurs through the GTPase reaction, which is accelerated by GTPase-activating proteins (GAPs).

In Part 1 of his talk, Dr. Wittinghofer explains how solving the three-dimensional structure of Ras, and other G-proteins, allowed him to understand the conserved mechanism by which G-proteins can act as switches. Molecular Biology of the Cell Vol.

9, No. 9 Articles Free Access Regulation of the Actin Cytoskeleton by Thrombin in Human Endothelial Cells: Role of Rho Proteins in Endothelial Barrier Function Valérie Vouret-Craviari. Chemotaxis, or directional movement towards an extracellular gradient of chemicals, is necessary for processes as diverse as finding nutrients, the immune response, metastasis and wound healing.

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Activation of G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) is at the very base of the chemotactic signaling pathway. Chemotaxis starts with binding of the chemoattractant to GPCRs at the cell Cited by: Purchase G Protein-Coupled Receptors, Volume - 1st Edition.

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Activated RAS (and other small G proteins such as RAP1) promote the formation of a phosphorylated RAF1 species that interacts with ROKα and dims its activity, allowing the regulation of apoptosis, migration, differentiation which is essential for tumor development, maintenance, and sprouting angiogenesis.

G PROTEINS • Guanosine Nucleotide-Binding Proteins • Molecular switches • GTP GDP • Two Classes: • 1.

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Monomeric Small G Proteins • 2. Heteromeric G proteins G PROTEINS G alpha Signalin g GPCRS ACTIVATED BY LIPIDS • LPA induce cell migration through RhoA and ROCK activity in breast cancer Cancer cells have a high nucleus to cytoplasm ratio, promi­nent nucleoli, many mitosis, and relatively little specialised structure.

Normal cells have a cytoskeleton which consists of microtubules and microfilaments. But the cytoskeleton of cancer cells undergo de-polymerisation and the microtubules disaggregate.

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