Gene Symbol: rec-8
Description: Meiotic recombination protein rec-8
Alias: Meiotic recombination protein rec-8
Species: Caenorhabditis elegans
Alpi A, Pasierbek P, Gartner A, Loidl J. Genetic and cytological characterization of the recombination protein RAD-51 in Caenorhabditis elegans. Chromosoma. 2003;112:6-16 pubmed
Chan R, Chan A, Jeon M, Wu T, Pasqualone D, Rougvie A, et al
. Chromosome cohesion is regulated by a clock gene paralogue TIM-1. Nature. 2003;423:1002-9 pubmed
..On the basis of comparisons between TIMELESS homologues in worms, flies and mice, we propose that chromosome cohesion, rather than circadian clock regulation, is the ancient and conserved function for TIMELESS-like proteins. ..
Hansen D, Hubbard E, Schedl T. Multi-pathway control of the proliferation versus meiotic development decision in the Caenorhabditis elegans germline. Dev Biol. 2004;268:342-57 pubmed
..Genetic and time course studies suggest that a third pathway may exist, parallel to the GLD-1 and GLD-2 pathways, that promotes meiotic development. ..
Liu J, Vasudevan S, Kipreos E. CUL-2 and ZYG-11 promote meiotic anaphase II and the proper placement of the anterior-posterior axis in C. elegans. Development. 2004;131:3513-25 pubmed
..Finally, we show that inactivation of the leucine-rich repeat protein ZYG-11 produces meiotic and polarity reversal defects similar to those observed in cul-2 mutants, suggesting that the two proteins function in the same pathways. ..
Pasierbek P, Jantsch M, Melcher M, Schleiffer A, Schweizer D, Loidl J. A Caenorhabditis elegans cohesion protein with functions in meiotic chromosome pairing and disjunction. Genes Dev. 2001;15:1349-60 pubmed
..The loss of yeast Rec8p from chromosome arms at meiosis I and centromeres at meiosis II coordinates the disjunction of homologs and sister chromatids at the two meiotic divisions. ..
Kaitna S, Pasierbek P, Jantsch M, Loidl J, Glotzer M. The aurora B kinase AIR-2 regulates kinetochores during mitosis and is required for separation of homologous Chromosomes during meiosis. Curr Biol. 2002;12:798-812 pubmed
..Condensin mediates chromosome condensation during prophase, and condensin-independent pathways contribute to chromosome condensation during metaphase. ..
COLAIACOVO M, MacQueen A, Martinez Perez E, McDonald K, Adamo A, La Volpe A, et al
. Synaptonemal complex assembly in C. elegans is dispensable for loading strand-exchange proteins but critical for proper completion of recombination. Dev Cell. 2003;5:463-74 pubmed
..Our data also suggest that early prophase barriers to utilization of sister chromatids as repair templates do not depend on central region assembly...
Severson A, Ling L, van Zuylen V, Meyer B. The axial element protein HTP-3 promotes cohesin loading and meiotic axis assembly in C. elegans to implement the meiotic program of chromosome segregation. Genes Dev. 2009;23:1763-78 pubmed publisher
..Premature equational sister separation in rec8 mutants of other organisms suggests the involvement of multiple REC-8 paralogs, which may have masked a conserved requirement for cohesin in AE assembly. ..
Schvarzstein M, Pattabiraman D, BEMBENEK J, Villeneuve A. Meiotic HORMA domain proteins prevent untimely centriole disengagement during Caenorhabditis elegans spermatocyte meiosis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013;110:E898-907 pubmed publisher
..elegans also function to inhibit centriole separation at meiosis II, thereby ensuring that the zygote inherits the appropriate complement of chromosomes and centrioles...