Human AKTIP interacts with ESCRT proteins and functions at the midbody in cytokinesis [article]

Chiara Merigliano, Romina Burla, Mattia La Torre, Simona Del Giudice, Hsiang Ling Teo, Chong Wai Liew, Wah Ing Goh, Alexandre Chojnowski, Yolanda Olmos, Irene E Chiolo, Jeremy G Carlton, Domenico Raimondo (+5 others)
2020 bioRxiv   pre-print
To complete mitosis, the intercellular bridge that links daughter cells needs to be cleaved. This abscission step is carried out by the sequential recruitment of ESCRT proteins at the midbody. We report here that a new factor, named AKTIP, works in association with ESCRTs. We find that AKTIP binds to the ESCRT I subunit VPS28, and show by high resolution microscopy that AKTIP forms a ring in the dark zone of the intercellular bridge. This ring is positioned in between the circular structures
more » ... cular structures formed by ESCRTs type III. Functionally, we observe that the reduction of AKTIP impinges on the recruitment of the ESCRT III member IST1 at the midbody and causes abscission defects. Taken together, these data indicate that AKTIP is a new factor that contributes to the formation of the ESCRT complex at the midbody and is implicated in the performance of the ESCRT machinery during cytokinetic abscission.
doi:10.1101/2020.01.19.911891 fatcat:tvz2t4lnovhpnht5mde3z7itaa