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Both G3BP1 and G3BP2 contribute to stress granule formation

Overview of attention for article published in Genes to Cells, December 2012
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Both G3BP1 and G3BP2 contribute to stress granule formation
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Genes to Cells, December 2012
DOI 10.1111/gtc.12023
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Hideaki Matsuki, Masahiko Takahashi, Masaya Higuchi, Grace N Makokha, Masayasu Oie, Masahiro Fujii


Upon exposure to various environmental stresses such as arsenite, hypoxia, and heat shock, cells inhibit their translation and apoptosis and then repair stress-induced alterations, such as DNA damage and the accumulation of misfolded proteins. These types of stresses induce the formation of cytoplasmic RNA granules called stress granules (SGs). SGs are storage sites for the many mRNAs released from disassembled polysomes under these stress conditions and are essential for the selective translation of stress-inducible genes. Ras-GTPase-activating protein SH3 domain-binding protein 1 (G3BP1) is a component of SGs that initiates the assembly of SGs by forming a multimer. In this study, we examined the role of G3BP2, a close relative of G3BP1, in SG formation. Although single knockdown of either G3BP1 or G3BP2 in 293T cells partially reduced the number of SG-positive cells induced by arsenite, the knockdowns of both genes significantly reduced the number. G3BP2 formed a homo-multimer and a hetero-multimer with G3BP1. Moreover, like G3BP1, the overexpression of G3BP2 induced SGs even without stress stimuli. Collectively, these results suggest that both G3BP1 and G3BP2 play a role in the formation of SGs in various human cells and thereby recovery from these cellular stresses.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
Finland 1 1%
Japan 1 1%
Netherlands 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
Unknown 81 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 22%
Student > Master 18 21%
Student > Bachelor 14 16%
Researcher 13 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 7%
Other 17 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 41 47%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 25 29%
Unspecified 6 7%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 7%
Neuroscience 5 6%
Other 4 5%

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