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Reading –Alberts Chapter 8 p. 376-385 –Alberts Chapter 12 p. 561-567 –Lodish Chapter 11 p. 426-436 RNA transport.

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1 Reading –Alberts Chapter 8 p –Alberts Chapter 12 p –Lodish Chapter 11 p RNA transport

2 Activation –Acetylation of histones correlates with actively transcribed genes –Acetylation reduces the net positive charge of the histones –HMG14 or 17 compete with H1 histones for binding to the nucleosome De-acetylation is involved in turning transcription off Cooper 6-32

3 Chromosome organization

4 Metaphase chromosome –Chromatids –Telomeres –Centromere Holds sister chromatids together Attachment of kinetochore during mitosis Alberts 18-15

5 Origins of replication-sites where DNA replication begins. Telomeres are specialized sequences at the end of linear chromosomes that ensure that genetic material is not lost during replication. Centromeres hold chromatids together prior to cell division and associate with kinetochores. Alberts 8-4

6 Kinetochore –Attachment site for spindle microtubules –DNA/ protein structure –Required for proper chromosome segregation Alberts 18-16

7 Yeast centromere has been characterized. Simple DNA sequence that binds to microtuble Alberts 18-17

8 Chromosome Banding Chromomeres Distinctive banding pattern for each chromosome –Hoechst (G bands--AT rich sequence) –Olivomycin (R bands-- GC rich sequence) –Giemsa –Feulgen reagent Alberts 8-31

9 Domains of replication –Metabolically label cells with bromodeoxyuridine –Substitutes for thymidine –Alters staining of G bands or can use antibodies to detect Synthesis occurs in distinct domains during S phase Alberts 8-37

10 In situ hybridization –Examine position of a gene on a chromosome –Examine position of chromosome in nucleus –Examine distribution of transcript in cytoplasm Basic hybridization technique –Label probe –Hybridize via base pairing to target Alberts 7-17

11 Result of in situ hybridization –Gene specific probes –Unique labels for each gene –Metaphase chromosome 5 Duplicate spots for each probe Positions on each pair similar Alberts 7-19

12 How do we use these techniques to study the interphase chromosomes? –Morphological studies suggest that the DNA is dispersed randomly throughout the nucleoplasm. –How is the DNA organized within the nucleus? Cooper 8-15

13 Chromatin is organized in a discrete manner in the interphase nucleus Rabl 1885 suggested that each chromosome occupies a distinct space or territory. Centromeres and telomeres attached at opposite sides of the nuclear envelope based on orientation during mitosis Alberts 8-68 Cooper 8-16

14 Rabl observations were confirmed 100 years later by studies of Drosophila embryos –Chromosomal order at the end of mitosis – Indication that interphase chromatin is not entangled mass. –Ordered structure. Alberts 8-68

15 Chromosomes localize to specific domains or territories. Space between the chromosomes may serve as a channel for transport. Cooper 8-18

16 Nucleolus

17 –Fibrillar center contains inactive DNA –Dense fibrillar component contains pre-rRNA synthetic sites –Granular components are sites of of ribosomal subunit assembly Alberts 8-65

18 The genes encoding the rRNAs are located on 5 different chromosomes rRNA genes are tandem repeats encoding a 45S precursor RNA Nucleolar organizing centers. –Contain ribosomal genes Alberts 8-63

19 Tandem array of rRNA genes results in the amplification of gene expression Alberts 8-61

20 Proteins of the nucleolus RNA polymerase I Nucleolin –RNA binding motifs –Highly phosphorylated B23 –NO38/numatrin/nucleo -phosmin –Highly phosphorylated Fibrillarin –Associates with snoRNPS snoRNP –Small nucleolar RNPs –over 150 different ones –RNA chaperones, ribonucleases, and guides for rRNA modifications

21 Ribosomal proteins are synthesized in the cytoplasm and transported back into the nucleus Cooper 8-28

22 The nucleolus is a dynamic structure. –Changes shape in a cell cycle dependent manner. Alberts 8-67

23 Cell cycle and nucleolar structure –Completely disappears during mitosis –Components associate with chromosomes during mitosis –Self assembles in daughter cells Alberts 8-66

24 Nuclear pores Alberts 8-72

25 Everything that enters or exists the nucleus must pass through the nuclear pores –Passive diffusion Small proteins (less than 50 kD –Active transport Utilizes energy Cooper 8-5

26 Isolated nuclear pore complex –Mass of 125 million Daltons –Diameter of 120 nm with a central channel –Octagonal arrangement Cooper 8-6

27 Scanning electron micrographs of the nuclear pore complex –Cytoplasmic face –Nucleoplasmic face –Nucleoplasmic face with nuclear envelope stripped off. Lodish 11-28

28 Reconstruction of nuclear pore complex –Column subunit –Annular subunit –Luminal subunit Alberts 12-10

29 How big is the pore –Experimental results indicate diameter is 9 nm –EM data my be missing a key component Central transporter or plug Alberts 12-12

30 So how do proteins get through the pore? NLS –Nuclear localization signal NES –Nuclear exclusion signal NRS –Nuclear retention signal

31 Nuclear localization signal –SV40 T-antigen normally imported into nucleus –Single mutation inhibits transport Smith 1984 Alberts 12-13

32 Linear signals Bipartite signals Cooper 8-8

33 How do we know this is actually do to transport through the pores? –Experimentally! –Inject radiolabeled protein and determine what gets into nucleus –Gold label nuclear targeted protein and examine by EM Alberts 12-14

34 Gold label associated with nuclear pores along the nuclear envelope Alberts 12-15

35 NLS can be masked –Hormone receptors found in cytosol until activated by hormone. Exposing NLS results in transport Alberts 12-19

36 What is happening at the molecular level? Step 1: Importins –Import receptors  and  –Importin  bind to NLS –Importin-cargo complex binds to the cytoplasmic fibrils of the nuclear pores –Does not expend energy

37 What is happening at the molecular level? Step 2: Ran GTPase cycle –Ran relative of Ras is a small GTPase –Activity depends on whether GDP or GTP is bound –Ran GTP in the nucleus Binds importins inside the nucleus Releases importins from cargo –Ran GDP in the cytoplasm

38 RanGTP binds importins –Hydrolysis of GTP results in the release of importins from Ran RCC1: Ran guanine exchange factor –Replacement of GDP by GTP RanGAP: Ran GTPase activating protein –Activates GTP hydrolysis RCC1 RanGAP Active form

39 Import –Importins bind cargo with NLS –Associate with the fibrils of pore complex –High concentration of RanGTP in nucleus stimulates transport through pore –RanGTP binds importins inside nucleus –Release of cargo –Recycle importins and Ran Lodish 11-37

40 Export –Exportin binds NES of cargo –RanGTP binds exportin –Stimulates transport through the pore –GTP hydrolysis releases cargo in the cytoplasm –Ran and exportin are recycled Lodish 11-33

41 RNA export –mRNA not transported until after splicing, polyadenylation and capping –In the nucleus, mRNAs are coated with hnRNPs –Some hnRNps contain NRS –Others are exported with message and transported back into the nucleus –Protect the flow of genetic information Lodish 11-34


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