Ten-nanometer filaments and mitosis: maintenance of structural continuity in dividing endothelial cells

Blose, S. H. (July 1979) Ten-nanometer filaments and mitosis: maintenance of structural continuity in dividing endothelial cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 76 (7). pp. 3372-6. ISSN 0027-8424 (Print)0027-8424 (Linking)

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Abstract

By indirect immunofluorescence the behavior of the 10-nm filaments was studied at various stages of mitosis in guinea pig vascular endothelial cells. Interphase cells contain a ring of 10-nm filaments that encircles the nucleus and is maintained in a plane parallel to the substrate. During prophase and metaphase the cells round up and the 10-nm filament ring becomes wavy though still a closed structure. As anaphase progresses the ring then elongates into a rectangle that contains the spindle apparatus and chromosomes. In late telophase, cytokinesis cleaves the 10-nm filaments into crescents at the site of the contractile ring. These crescents then close into rings in the daughter cells. If cytokinesis is inhibited with 5 microgram of cytochalasin B per ml, then cleavage of the 10-nm filaments is blocked and the daughter nuclei remain surrounded by the parent ring. At no point during mitosis does the array of 10-nm filaments undergo major disassembly. These results indicate that, in contrast to the other major cytoplasmic structures, ventral microfilament bundles and cytoplasmic microtubules, which disassemble and reassemble during mitosis, 10-nm filaments remain intact throughout this process. The possibility is discussed that these filaments may function in transport of organelles and structural proteins, and provide the daughter cells with topological information about placement and assembly of these elements within the microtrabecular lattice.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Animals Blood Vessels/*ultrastructure Cell Cycle Cells, Cultured Cytochalasin B/pharmacology Cytoskeleton/drug effects/*ultrastructure Endothelium/ultrastructure Fluorescent Antibody Technique Guinea Pigs *Mitosis
Subjects: bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > protein structure, function, modification > protein types > cytoskeletal proteins
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > endothelium
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > endothelium
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > endothelium
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Communities: CSHL labs
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: July 1979
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2016 20:16
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2017 20:58
PMCID: PMC383827
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URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/32658

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