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High rates of actin filament turnover in budding yeast and roles for actin in establishment and maintenance of cell polarity revealed using the actin inhibitor latrunculin-A.

Ayscough KR, Stryker J, Pokala N, Sanders M, Crews P, Drubin DG - J. Cell Biol. (1997)

Bottom Line: Differences in the LAT-A sensitivities of strains carrying mutations in components of the actin cytoskeleton suggest that tropomyosin, fimbrin, capping protein, Sla2p, and Srv2p act to increase actin cytoskeleton stability, while End3p and Sla1p act to decrease stability.Identification of three LAT-A resistant actin mutants demonstrated that in vivo effects of LAT-A are due specifically to impairment of actin function and implicated a region on the three-dimensional actin structure as the LAT-A binding site.Thus, actin filaments are also required for maintenance of an axis of cell polarity.

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Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley 94720-3202, USA.

ABSTRACT
We report that the actin assembly inhibitor latrunculin-A (LAT-A) causes complete disruption of the yeast actin cytoskeleton within 2-5 min, suggesting that although yeast are nonmotile, their actin filaments undergo rapid cycles of assembly and disassembly in vivo. Differences in the LAT-A sensitivities of strains carrying mutations in components of the actin cytoskeleton suggest that tropomyosin, fimbrin, capping protein, Sla2p, and Srv2p act to increase actin cytoskeleton stability, while End3p and Sla1p act to decrease stability. Identification of three LAT-A resistant actin mutants demonstrated that in vivo effects of LAT-A are due specifically to impairment of actin function and implicated a region on the three-dimensional actin structure as the LAT-A binding site. LAT-A was used to determine which of 19 different proteins implicated in cell polarity development require actin to achieve polarized localization. Results show that at least two molecular pathways, one actin-dependent and the other actin-independent, underlie polarity development. The actin-dependent pathway localizes secretory vesicles and a putative vesicle docking complex to sites of cell surface growth, providing an explanation for the dependence of polarized cell surface growth on actin function. Unexpectedly, several proteins that function with actin during cell polarity development, including an unconventional myosin (Myo2p), calmodulin, and an actin-interacting protein (Bud6/Aip3p), achieved polarized localization by an actin-independent pathway, revealing interdependence among cell polarity pathways. Finally, transient actin depolymerization caused many cells to abandon one bud site or mating projection and to initiate growth at a second site. Thus, actin filaments are also required for maintenance of an axis of cell polarity.

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Polarization of presumptive bud site proteins in the  absence (▒⃞ ) or presence (▪) of LAT-A. A summary of data collected for all the proteins analyzed in this study. The cell counts  shown here are those at the 4-h time point after release of cells  from the stationary phase.
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Figure 13: Polarization of presumptive bud site proteins in the absence (▒⃞ ) or presence (▪) of LAT-A. A summary of data collected for all the proteins analyzed in this study. The cell counts shown here are those at the 4-h time point after release of cells from the stationary phase.

Mentions: The polarized localization of the actin-binding proteins Abp1p and cofilin in cells released from G0 was found to depend on the presence of F-actin structures. The percentage of cells with polarized staining in the presence and absence of LAT-A was quantified for each protein and these data are illustrated graphically in Fig. 13. In contrast, both Sla1p and Sla2p which also colocalize with cortical actin structures (Holtzman et al., 1993; Ayscough, K., and S. Yang, unpublished observations), were able to localize to the cell cortex and were in patch-like structures in the absence of F-actin (data not shown). In a small population of cells, these proteins appeared to have a polarized distribution.


High rates of actin filament turnover in budding yeast and roles for actin in establishment and maintenance of cell polarity revealed using the actin inhibitor latrunculin-A.

Ayscough KR, Stryker J, Pokala N, Sanders M, Crews P, Drubin DG - J. Cell Biol. (1997)

Polarization of presumptive bud site proteins in the  absence (▒⃞ ) or presence (▪) of LAT-A. A summary of data collected for all the proteins analyzed in this study. The cell counts  shown here are those at the 4-h time point after release of cells  from the stationary phase.
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Figure 13: Polarization of presumptive bud site proteins in the absence (▒⃞ ) or presence (▪) of LAT-A. A summary of data collected for all the proteins analyzed in this study. The cell counts shown here are those at the 4-h time point after release of cells from the stationary phase.
Mentions: The polarized localization of the actin-binding proteins Abp1p and cofilin in cells released from G0 was found to depend on the presence of F-actin structures. The percentage of cells with polarized staining in the presence and absence of LAT-A was quantified for each protein and these data are illustrated graphically in Fig. 13. In contrast, both Sla1p and Sla2p which also colocalize with cortical actin structures (Holtzman et al., 1993; Ayscough, K., and S. Yang, unpublished observations), were able to localize to the cell cortex and were in patch-like structures in the absence of F-actin (data not shown). In a small population of cells, these proteins appeared to have a polarized distribution.

Bottom Line: Differences in the LAT-A sensitivities of strains carrying mutations in components of the actin cytoskeleton suggest that tropomyosin, fimbrin, capping protein, Sla2p, and Srv2p act to increase actin cytoskeleton stability, while End3p and Sla1p act to decrease stability.Identification of three LAT-A resistant actin mutants demonstrated that in vivo effects of LAT-A are due specifically to impairment of actin function and implicated a region on the three-dimensional actin structure as the LAT-A binding site.Thus, actin filaments are also required for maintenance of an axis of cell polarity.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley 94720-3202, USA.

ABSTRACT
We report that the actin assembly inhibitor latrunculin-A (LAT-A) causes complete disruption of the yeast actin cytoskeleton within 2-5 min, suggesting that although yeast are nonmotile, their actin filaments undergo rapid cycles of assembly and disassembly in vivo. Differences in the LAT-A sensitivities of strains carrying mutations in components of the actin cytoskeleton suggest that tropomyosin, fimbrin, capping protein, Sla2p, and Srv2p act to increase actin cytoskeleton stability, while End3p and Sla1p act to decrease stability. Identification of three LAT-A resistant actin mutants demonstrated that in vivo effects of LAT-A are due specifically to impairment of actin function and implicated a region on the three-dimensional actin structure as the LAT-A binding site. LAT-A was used to determine which of 19 different proteins implicated in cell polarity development require actin to achieve polarized localization. Results show that at least two molecular pathways, one actin-dependent and the other actin-independent, underlie polarity development. The actin-dependent pathway localizes secretory vesicles and a putative vesicle docking complex to sites of cell surface growth, providing an explanation for the dependence of polarized cell surface growth on actin function. Unexpectedly, several proteins that function with actin during cell polarity development, including an unconventional myosin (Myo2p), calmodulin, and an actin-interacting protein (Bud6/Aip3p), achieved polarized localization by an actin-independent pathway, revealing interdependence among cell polarity pathways. Finally, transient actin depolymerization caused many cells to abandon one bud site or mating projection and to initiate growth at a second site. Thus, actin filaments are also required for maintenance of an axis of cell polarity.

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