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GM130 Regulates Golgi-Derived Spindle Assembly by Activating TPX2 and Capturing Microtubules.

Authors: Wei, JH  Zhang, ZC  Wynn, RM  Seemann, J 
Citation: Wei JH, etal., Cell. 2015 Jul 16;162(2):287-99. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2015.06.014. Epub 2015 Jul 9.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:26165940
DOI: Full-text: DOI:10.1016/j.cell.2015.06.014

Spindle assembly requires the coordinated action of multiple cellular structures to nucleate and organize microtubules in a precise spatiotemporal manner. Among them, the contributions of centrosomes, chromosomes, and microtubules have been well studied, yet the involvement of membrane-bound organelles remains largely elusive. Here, we provide mechanistic evidence for a membrane-based, Golgi-derived microtubule assembly pathway in mitosis. Upon mitotic entry, the Golgi matrix protein GM130 interacts with importin alpha via a classical nuclear localization signal that recruits importin alpha to the Golgi membranes. Sequestration of importin alpha by GM130 liberates the spindle assembly factor TPX2, which activates Aurora-A kinase and stimulates local microtubule nucleation. Upon filament assembly, nascent microtubules are further captured by GM130, thus linking Golgi membranes to the spindle. Our results reveal an active role for the Golgi in regulating spindle formation to ensure faithful organelle inheritance.


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CRRD ID: 10400867
Created: 2015-09-19
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Last Modified: 2015-09-19
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