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TOR complex 2 localises to the cytokinetic actomyosin ring and controls the fidelity of cytokinesis.

Baker, Karen, Kirkham, Sara, Halova, Lenka, Atkin, Jane, Franz-Wachtel, Mirita, Cobley, David, Krug, Karsten, Ma?ek, Boris, Mulvihill, Daniel P., Petersen, Janni and others. (2016) TOR complex 2 localises to the cytokinetic actomyosin ring and controls the fidelity of cytokinesis. Journal of Cell Science, 129 (13). ISSN 0021-9533. E-ISSN 1477-9137. (doi:10.1242/jcs.190124) (KAR id:55693)

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The timing of cell division is controlled by the coupled regulation of growth and division. The TOR signalling network synchronises these processes with the environmental setting. Here we describe a novel interaction of the fission yeast TOR Complex 2 (TORC2) with the Cytokinetic Actomyosin Ring (CAR), and a novel role for TORC2 in regulating the timing and fidelity of cytokinesis. Disruption of TORC2 or its localisation results in defects in CAR morphology and constriction. We provide evidence that a myosin II, Myp2, and myosin V, Myo51, play roles in recruiting TORC2 to the CAR. We show that Myp2 and TORC2 are co-dependent upon each other for their normal localisation to the cytokinetic machinery. We go on to show that TORC2 dependent phosphorylation of Acp1 (Actin Capping Protein, a known regulator of cytokinesis) controls CAR stability and the modulation of CAPZA/BAcp1/2 heterodimer formation and is essential for survival upon stress. Thus TORC2 localisation to the CAR and TORC2 dependent CAPZAAcp1 phosphorylation contributes to timely control and fidelity of cytokinesis and cell division.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1242/jcs.190124
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > School of Biosciences
Depositing User: Daniel Mulvihill
Date Deposited: 25 May 2016 15:14 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:14 UTC
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