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Cell Cycle 2018 Jan 01;176:739-748. doi: 10.1080/15384101.2018.1442630.
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RCC1 regulates inner centromeric composition in a Ran-independent fashion.

Zhang MS , Furuta M , Arnaoutov A , Dasso M .

RCC1 associates to chromatin dynamically within mitosis and catalyzes Ran-GTP production. Exogenous RCC1 disrupts kinetochore structure in Xenopus egg extracts (XEEs), but the molecular basis of this disruption remains unknown. We have investigated this question, utilizing replicated chromosomes that possess paired sister kinetochores. We find that exogenous RCC1 evicts a specific subset of inner KT proteins including Shugoshin-1 (Sgo1) and the chromosome passenger complex (CPC). We generated RCC1 mutants that separate its enzymatic activity and chromatin binding. Strikingly, Sgo1 and CPC eviction depended only on RCC1's chromatin affinity but not its capacity to produce Ran-GTP. RCC1 similarly released Sgo1 and CPC from synthetic kinetochores assembled on CENP-A nucleosome arrays. Together, our findings indicate RCC1 regulates kinetochores at the metaphase-anaphase transition through Ran-GTP-independent displacement of Sgo1 and CPC.

PubMed ID: 29464982
PMC ID: PMC5969542
Article link: Cell Cycle
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Species referenced: Xenopus laevis
Genes referenced: ran rcc1 sgo1

References [+] :
Arnaoutov, The Ran GTPase regulates kinetochore function. 2003, Pubmed, Xenbase