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Title: HURP regulates chromosome congression by modulating kinesin Kif18A function
Authors: Ye, F.
Tan, L.
Yang, Q. 
Xia, Y.
Deng, L.-W.
Murata-Hori, M.
Liou, Y.-C. 
Issue Date: 27-Sep-2011
Citation: Ye, F., Tan, L., Yang, Q., Xia, Y., Deng, L.-W., Murata-Hori, M., Liou, Y.-C. (2011-09-27). HURP regulates chromosome congression by modulating kinesin Kif18A function. Current Biology 21 (18) : 1584-1591. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Chromosome biorientation and congression during mitosis require precise control of microtubule dynamics [1-4]. The dynamics of kinetochore microtubules (K-MTs) are regulated by a variety of microtubule-associated proteins (MAPs) [4-9]. Recently, a MAP known as HURP (hepatoma upregulated protein) was identified [10-12]. During mitosis, Ran-guanosine 5′-triphosphate (RanGTP) releases HURP from the importin β inhibitory complex and allows it to localize to the kinetochore fiber (k-fiber) [12, 13]. HURP stabilizes k-fibers and promotes chromosome congression [12, 14, 15]. However, the molecular mechanism underlying the role of HURP in regulating chromosome congression remains elusive. Here, we show that overexpression of the N-terminal microtubule binding domain (1-278 aa, HURP 278) of HURP induces a series of mitotic defects that mimic the effects of Kif18A depletion. In addition, coimmunoprecipitation and bimolecular fluorescence complementation assays identify Kif18A as a novel interaction partner of HURP. Furthermore, quantitative results from live-cell imaging analyses illustrate that HURP regulates Kif18A localization and dynamics at the plus end of K-MTs. Lastly, misaligned chromosomes in HURP 278-overexpressing cells can be partially rescued by the overexpression of Kif18A. Our results demonstrate in part the regulatory mechanism for Kif18A during chromosome congression and provide new insights into the mechanism of chromosome movement at the metaphase plate. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Current Biology
ISSN: 09609822
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2011.08.024
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