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Paralleling these changes, the kinetics of chemoattractant-induced adenylyl cyclase activation and actin polymerization are extended, pseudopodial activity is increased and mislocalized, and chemotaxis is impaired.
Introduction Chemotaxis, the capacity of cells to migrate directionally in response to gradients of extracellular chemical cues, plays an important role in many biological processes, including embryogenesis, neuronal patterning, wound healing, and immune cell trafficking.
Conversely, improper chemotaxis underlies various pathological conditions, including many chronic inflammatory diseases. Altered cell motility is a hallmark of transformed cells, and chemotactic homing assists in the migration of cancer cells from primary tumors to metastatic sites.
Studies of the model organism Dictyostelium discoideum have greatly contributed to our understanding of eukaryotic chemotaxis. Ras proteins are activated by chemoattractant in D. The D. Consequently, a series of PKB substrates were also transiently phosphorylated Fig.
There was also a significant reduction in the phosphorylation of many PKB substrates Fig. An initial large peak occurred within a few seconds, followed by a rapid decrease and a subsequent lower peak centered around 2 min.
When observed under the microscope, the cells were less polarized and displayed an increased number of F-actin—rich membrane protrusions Fig. When placed in chemoattractant gradients generated by a micropipette releasing cAMP, wild-type cells rapidly polarized and migrated toward the higher concentrations with a focused leading edge Video 3.
Control amebae B and amebae induced to express the 224 C or 324 D fusion proteins were fixed in paraformaldehyde, permeabilized, and immunostained with polyclonal antibody to the lectin B or to GFP C and D.Email Abstract Killing of human cells by the parasite Entamoeba histolytica requires.
Amebae were then incubated with FITC-conjugated sheep anti-rabbit IgG, mounted, and visualized by confocal microscopy. E Surface expression of the endogenous lectin is not altered by expression of the 224 lectin—GFP fusion protein.
Amebae were incubated with antilectin antibody. After incubation with an FITC-conjugated secondary antibody, amebae uninduced or induced to express 224 for 24 h were analyzed by single parameter FACS for surface fluorescence.