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Quantitative imaging of Rac1 activity in Dictyostelium cells with a fluorescently labelled GTPase-binding domain from DPAKa kinase


Marinović, Maja; Šoštar, Marko; Filić, Vedrana; Antolović, Vlatka; Weber, Igor
Quantitative imaging of Rac1 activity in Dictyostelium cells with a fluorescently labelled GTPase-binding domain from DPAKa kinase // Histochemistry and cell biology, 146 (2016), 3; 267-279 doi:10.1007/s00418-016-1440-9 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Quantitative imaging of Rac1 activity in Dictyostelium cells with a fluorescently labelled GTPase-binding domain from DPAKa kinase

Autori
Marinović, Maja ; Šoštar, Marko ; Filić, Vedrana ; Antolović, Vlatka ; Weber, Igor

Izvornik
Histochemistry and cell biology (0948-6143) 146 (2016), 3; 267-279

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Cell migration ; Live cell imaging ; Fluorescent probe ; FLIM ; Rho GTPases ; Dictyostelium

Sažetak
Small Rho GTPases are major regulators of the actin cytoskeleton dynamics in eukaryotic cells. Sophisticated tools used to investigate their activity in living cells include probes based on fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET), bimolecular fluorescence complementation (BiFC), and photoactivation. However, such methods are of limited use in quickly migrating cells due to a short time available for image acquisition leading to a low signal-to-noise ratio. Attempts to remedy this effect by increasing the intensity of illumination are restricted by photobleaching of probes and the cell photosensitivity. Here we present design and characterization of a new fluorescent probe that selectively binds to active form of Rac1 GTPases, and demonstrate its superior properties for imaging in highly motile Dictyostelium cells. The probe is based on the GTPase-binding domain (GBD) from DPAKa kinase, and was selected on the basis of yeast two-hybrid screen, GST pull-down assay, and FRET measurements by fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM). DPAKa(GBD) probe binds specifically to GTP-bound Rac1 at the cell membrane and features a low cytoplasmic background. The main advantage of DPAKa(GBD) in comparison to similar probes is its finely graded intensity distribution along the entire plasma membrane, which enables quantitative measurements of the Rac1 activity in different parts of the membrane. Finally, expression of DPAKa(GBD) induces no adverse effects on cell growth, motility and cytokinesis.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Fizika, Biologija

Napomena
Rad je financiran s istraživačkog projekta Hrvatske zaklade za znanost (šifra 4753): Oscilatorna dinamika citoskeleta (OSCITON)



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Projekt / tema
HRZZ-IP-2014-09-4753 - Oscilatorna genomika citoskeleta (Iva Tolić, )

Ustanove
Institut "Ruđer Bošković", Zagreb

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  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE


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