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Saccharomyces cerevisiae kinetochore protein (rDsn1p) induced apoptosis in Chinese hamster ovary cells


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Yiap, Beow Chin and Abdul Rahim, Raha and G. K. Radhakrishnan, Ammu Kutty (2008) Saccharomyces cerevisiae kinetochore protein (rDsn1p) induced apoptosis in Chinese hamster ovary cells. Asia Pacific Journal of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, 16 (3). pp. 71-77. ISSN 0128-7451

Abstract

Dsn1p is a member of the MIND complex that forms part of the yeast kinetochore, which is essential for the proper chromosomal segregation during cell division. Its functionality is gene dosage dependent and it has characteristics of haploinsufficiency. Bioinformatics alignments predicted the existence of nuclear homologues in higher eukaryotic organisms. Literature on the possibility of Dsn1p being a functional homologue of these organisms is scarce. In this study we employed recombinant DNA expression technology to explore whether Dsn1p can function in a mammalian cell line, Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO). Expression of rDsn1p in CHO cells induced cytopathic effects including changes in cellular morphology and cell size. Inhibition of cell growth was observed at the beginning the fourth post-transfection week. The recombinant CHO cell culture showed cytotoxic effects following the accumulation of the Dsn1p, resulting in apoptotic cell death; as evidenced by the presence of nuclear fragmentation and surface blebbing in the dying cells. This suggests that rDsn1p may interact with the counterpart/ligand of the nuclear homologue of this protein in CHO cells, resulting in nuclear anomalies and inhibition of cell growth, as observed in our previous study using yeast cells.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
Publisher: Malaysian Society for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
Keywords: Saccharomyces cerevisiae; Kinetochore; Dsn1p; Apoptosis; Chinese hamster ovary (CHO)
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2018 09:03
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2018 09:03
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/58502
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