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EB1 is a microtubule associated protein which interacts with the APC tumour suppressor protein and components of the cytoplasmic dynein/dynactin complex. EB1 is also a specific marker of growing microtubule tips. Here we demonstrate that EB1 protein levels are increased during axon but not dendrite formation in differentiated N2A neuroblastoma cells, and(More)
The microtubule (MT)-associated protein EB1 localizes to and promotes growth at MT plus ends. The MT depolymerizing kinesin MCAK has also been reported to track growing MT plus ends. Here, we confirm that human MCAK colocalizes with EB1 at growing MT ends when expressed as a GFP fusion protein in transfected cells. We show that MCAK associates with the(More)
Understanding the molecular mechanisms and biological consequences of genetic changes occurring during bypass of cellular senescence spans a broad area of medical research from the cancer field to regenerative medicine. Senescence escape and immortalisation have been intensively studied in murine embryonic fibroblasts as a model system, and are known to(More)
BACKGROUND The trafficking of the adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) tumour suppressor protein in mammalian cells is a perennially controversial topic. Immunostaining evidence for an actin-associated APC localisation at intercellular junctions has been previously presented, though live imaging of mammalian junctional APC has not been documented. RESULTS(More)
Spindle positioning in animal cells is thought to rely upon the interaction of astral microtubules with the cell cortex. Information on the dynamics of astral microtubules during this process is scarce, in part because of the difficulty in visualising these microtubules by light microscopy. EB1 is a protein which specifically localises to growing(More)
Most information about the roles of the adenomatous polyposis coli protein (APC) and its binding partner EB1 in mitotic cells has come from siRNA studies. These suggest functions in chromosomal segregation and spindle positioning whose loss might contribute to tumourigenesis in cancers initiated by APC mutation. However, siRNA-based approaches have(More)
More than 50% of transitional cell carcinomas of the bladder show loss of heterozygosity of a region spanning the TSC1 locus at 9q34 and mutations of TSC1 have been identified in 14.5% of tumours. These comprise nonsense mutations, splicing mutations, small deletions and missense mutations. Missense mutations are only rarely found in the germline in TSC(More)
The adenomatous polyposis coli tumour suppressor protein is highly expressed in developing rodent brain, but its function is unclear. Recent studies have suggested a role for this protein in regulating microtubule dynamics. Neuro 2A mouse neuroblastoma cells were previously thought not to express this protein. Using immunochemical techniques, this report(More)
BACKGROUND EB1 is a microtubule tip-associated protein that interacts with the APC tumour suppressor protein and the p150glued subunit of dynactin. We previously reported that an EB1 deletion mutant that retains both of these interactions but does not directly associate with microtubules (EB1-DeltaN2-GFP) spontaneously formed perinuclear aggregates when(More)
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