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タイトル A bacterial second messenger cyclic di-GMP triggers cell cycle progression
講演者 尾崎省吾 博士
所属 スイス・バーゼル大
開催日 2014-11-14 17:00
終了日 2014-11-14 18:00




細菌の増殖制御機構の研究で顕著な業績をもつスイス・バーゼル大・ Jenal 教授の下で行なった研究です。





A bacterial second messenger cyclic di-GMP triggers cell cycle progression


Shogo Ozaki, Christian Lori, Samuel Steiner, and Urs Jenal.

Focal area of Infection Biology, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland shogo.ozaki@unibas.ch


Cyclic nucleotides are ubiquitous signaling molecules conserved in all kingdoms of life. Cyclic nucleotides guide diverse reactions through binding to their own effector proteins. In most eubacterial species a second messenger cyclic di-GMP plays a fundamental part in cell fate decision between two distinct lifestyles. In a planktonic lifestyle cells establish a flagellar machinery to exhibit motility, thereby allowing host invasion or exploration of an optimal environment to grow.

Upon biosynthesis of cyclic di-GMP, cells enter a sessile lifestyle, with operating a different genetic program: i.e. loss of motility, attachment to the surface, secretion of various exopolysaccharides, and formation of an extracellular matrix so called biofilm. Those sessile cells live in a biofilm as a multicellular community. Because biofilms can be responsible for up to 80% of all infection diseases, elucidation of mechanisms underlying lifestyle decision has been of great importance especially in medical and pharmaceutical sciences. However, downstream components of cyclic di-GMP and the mechanical basis for cyclic di-GMP effectors largely remain unclear.

A prime model to study cyclic di-GMP pathways is nonpathogenic α-proteobacterium Caulobacter cresentus, which divides asymmetrically to generate two distinguishable progeny cells. While one sessile progeny, the stalked cell, is ready for a next round of DNA replication (S-phase), the other motile progeny, the swarmer cell (G1-phase), strictly blocks initiation of DNA replication and needs to be differentiated into the stalked cell to enter the S-phase. Here we show evidence that Caulobacter cells adopt oscillation of subcellular cyclic di-GMP levels in order to couple cell differentiation with cell proliferation. We genetically identify two distinct pathways downstream of cyclic di-GMP. Whereas one pathway dedicates to control of cell division, the other triggers initiation of DNA replication through binding to a novel cyclic di-GMP effector. Biochemical analyses reveal mechanisms for cyclic di-GMP-controlled action of this effector. As subcellular cyclic di-GMP levels peak at the G1-S phase transition, we propose cyclic di-GMP acts as a licensing factor for DNA replication and cell division in a eukaryotic cyclin-like manner. Our findings provide a novel insight into the cyclic di-GMP network as well as temporal and spatial regulation of key cell cycle events.




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De- and repolarization mechanism of flagellar morphogenesis during a bacterial cell cycle.

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世話人:片山 勉 (薬学研究院 分子生物薬学分野)