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dc.titlePolarized gene expression determines Woronin body formation at the leading edge of the fungal colony
dc.contributor.authorTey, W.K.
dc.contributor.authorNorth, A.J.
dc.contributor.authorReyes, J.L.
dc.contributor.authorLu, Y.F.
dc.contributor.authorJedd, G.
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-28T10:20:11Z
dc.date.available2016-11-28T10:20:11Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.citationTey, W.K., North, A.J., Reyes, J.L., Lu, Y.F., Jedd, G. (2005). Polarized gene expression determines Woronin body formation at the leading edge of the fungal colony. Molecular Biology of the Cell 16 (6) : 2651-2659. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1091/mbc.E04-10-0937
dc.identifier.issn10591524
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/131433
dc.description.abstractThe Woronin body (WB) is a peroxisome-related organelle that is centered on a crystalline core of the HEX-1 protein, which functions to seal septal pores of filamentous ascomycetes in response to cellular damage. Here, we investigate the cellular and genetic control of WB-formation and show that polarized hex-1 gene expression determines WB-biogenesis at the growing hyphal apex. We find that intron splicing is coupled to efficient hex-1 gene expression and strikingly, when the yellow fluorescent protein was expressed from hex-1 regulatory sequences, we observed a fluorescent gradient that was maximal in apical cells. Moreover, endogenous hex-1 transcripts were specifically enriched at the leading edge of the fungal colony, whereas other transcripts accumulated in basal regions. Time-lapse confocal microscopy showed that HEX-1 crystals normally formed in the vicinity of the hyphal apex in large peroxisomes, which matured and were immobilized at the cell periphery as cells underwent septation. When the hex-1 structural gene was expressed from regulatory sequences of an abundant, basally localized transcript, WB-core formation was redetermined to basal regions of the colony, and these strains displayed loss-of-function phenotypes specifically in apical hyphal compartments. These results show that apically localized gene expression is a key determinant of spatially restricted WB-assembly. We suggest that this type of regulation may be widely used to determine cellular activity in apical regions of the fungal hypha. © 2005 by The American Society for Cell Biology.
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dc.sourceScopus
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentBIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
dc.description.doi10.1091/mbc.E04-10-0937
dc.description.sourcetitleMolecular Biology of the Cell
dc.description.volume16
dc.description.issue6
dc.description.page2651-2659
dc.description.codenMBCEE
dc.identifier.isiut000229468400006
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