Gorab is a Golgi protein required for structure and duplication of Drosophila centrioles.
Dzhindzhev, Nikola S
Riparbelli, Maria Giovanna
Nature Publishing Group
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Kovacs, L., Chao-Chu, J., Schneider, S., Gottardo, M., Tzolovsky, G., Dzhindzhev, N. S., Riparbelli, M. G., et al. (2018). Gorab is a Golgi protein required for structure and duplication of Drosophila centrioles.. Nature Genetics, 50 (7), 1021-1031. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41588-018-0149-1
We demonstrate that a Drosophila Golgi protein, Gorab, is present not only in the trans-Golgi but also in the centriole cartwheel where, complexed to Sas6, it is required for centriole duplication. In addition to centriole defects, flies lacking Gorab are uncoordinated due to defects in sensory cilia, which lose their nine-fold symmetry. We demonstrate the separation of centriole and Golgi functions of Drosophila Gorab in two ways: first, we have created Gorab variants that are unable to localize to trans-Golgi but can still rescue the centriole and cilia defects of gorab null flies; second, we show that expression of C-terminally tagged Gorab disrupts Golgi functions in cytokinesis of male meiosis, a dominant phenotype overcome by mutations preventing Golgi targeting. Our findings suggest that during animal evolution, a Golgi protein has arisen with a second, apparently independent, role in centriole duplication.
D.M.G. is grateful for a Wellcome Investigator Award, which supported this work. The study was initiated with support from Cancer Research UK.
Cancer Research UK (18795)
Wellcome Trust (202855/Z/16/Z)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41588-018-0149-1
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