Genomes and Genes
Gene Symbol: spastin
Alias: CG5977, D-spastin, Dmel\CG5977, Dspastin, Spas, CG5977-PA, CG5977-PB, CG5977-PC, D-spastin, Dm-Spastin, dspastin, spas-PA, spas-PB, spas-PC, spasin
Species: fruit fly
- Identification of the Drosophila melanogaster homolog of the human spastin geneLars Kammermeier
Institute of Zoology, Biozentrum Pharmazentrum, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 50, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
Dev Genes Evol 213:412-5. 2003The human SPG4 locus encodes the spastin gene, which is responsible for the most prevalent form of autosomal dominant hereditary spastic paraplegia (AD-HSP), a neurodegenerative disorder...
- The hereditary spastic paraplegia gene, spastin, regulates microtubule stability to modulate synaptic structure and functionNick Trotta
Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235, USA
Curr Biol 14:1135-47. 2004..Over 20 genes have been linked to HSP in humans; however, mutations in one gene, spastin (SPG4), are the cause of >40% of all cases...
- The Drosophila homologue of the hereditary spastic paraplegia protein, spastin, severs and disassembles microtubulesAntonina Roll-Mecak
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
Curr Biol 15:650-5. 2005..disorders characterized by lower-extremity spasticity and weakness, are most commonly caused by mutations in the spastin gene, which encodes a AAA+ ATPase related to the microtubule-severing protein katanin...
- Drosophila spastin regulates synaptic microtubule networks and is required for normal motor functionNina Tang Sherwood
Broad Center, Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology Pasadena, California, USA
PLoS Biol 2:e429. 2004..form of human autosomal dominant hereditary spastic paraplegia (AD-HSP) is caused by mutations in the SPG4 (spastin) gene, which encodes an AAA ATPase closely related in sequence to the microtubule-severing protein Katanin...
- Mechanical control of global cell behaviour during dorsal closure in DrosophilaNicole Gorfinkiel
Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EH, UK
Development 136:1889-98. 2009..Our mutant analysis reveals the contribution of mechanical elements to the rate and pattern of DC...
- In vivo coupling of cell elongation and lumen formation in a single cellLouis Gervais
Institut de Biologia Molecular de Barcelona CSIC, Baldiri Reixac 10 12, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Curr Biol 20:359-66. 2010..Given the similarities in the formation of fine respiratory tubes and capillaries, we propose that an inward membrane growth model could account for lumen formation in both processes...
- Functional conservation of human Spastin in a Drosophila model of autosomal dominant-hereditary spastic paraplegiaFang Du
Department of Biology and Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
Hum Mol Genet 19:1883-96. 2010Mutations in spastin are the most frequent cause of the neurodegenerative disease autosomal dominant-hereditary spastic paraplegia (AD-HSP)...
- Role of spastin in apical domain control along the rhabdomere elongation in Drosophila photoreceptorGeng Chen
Department of Biology, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, United States of America
PLoS ONE 5:e9480. 2010Mutations in spastin are the most common cause of hereditary spastin paraplegia, a neurodegenerative disease. In this study, the role of spastin was examined in Drosophila photoreceptor development.
- A developmentally regulated two-step process generates a noncentrosomal microtubule network in Drosophila tracheal cellsVéronique Brodu
Institut Jacques Monod CNRS, 15 Rue H Brion, 75205 Paris Cedex 13, France
Dev Cell 18:790-801. 2010..MTOC components are first released from the centrosome by the activity of the MT-severing protein Spastin, and then anchored apically through the transmembrane protein Piopio...
- Drosophila Atlastin regulates the stability of muscle microtubules and is required for synapse developmentMihye Lee
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Dental Research Institute, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University, Seoul 110 740, Republic of Korea
Dev Biol 330:250-62. 2009..We also provide evidence that Atl functions with the microtubule-severing protein Spastin to disassemble microtubules in muscles...
- Drosophila Tubulin-specific chaperone E functions at neuromuscular synapses and is required for microtubule network formationShan Jin
Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
Development 136:1571-81. 2009..Genetic analyses revealed an antagonistic interaction between TBCE and the microtubule-severing protein Spastin. Moreover, treatment of muscles with the microtubule-depolymerizing drug nocodazole implicated TBCE as a tubulin ..
- Roles of type I myosins in Drosophila handednessKiichiro Taniguchi
Department of Biological Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science, Noda, Chiba, Japan
Fly (Austin) 1:287-90. 2007..We propose that the actin-based functions of type I Myosins play critical roles in generating LR asymmetry in invertebrates...
- Structural basis of microtubule severing by the hereditary spastic paraplegia protein spastinAntonina Roll-Mecak
Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco, 600 16th Street, San Francisco, California 94158, USA
Nature 451:363-7. 2008b>Spastin, the most common locus for mutations in hereditary spastic paraplegias, and katanin are related microtubule-severing AAA ATPases involved in constructing neuronal and non-centrosomal microtubule arrays and in segregating ..
- Knot/Collier and cut control different aspects of dendrite cytoskeleton and synergize to define final arbor shapeShiho Jinushi-Nakao
RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Wako Shi, Saitama 351 0198, Japan
Neuron 56:963-78. 2007..Knot increases dendritic arbor outgrowth through promoting the expression of Spastin, a microtubule-severing protein disrupted in autosomal dominant hereditary spastic paraplegia (AD-HSP)...
- Three microtubule severing enzymes contribute to the "Pacman-flux" machinery that moves chromosomesDong Zhang
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
J Cell Biol 177:231-42. 2007..in Drosophila melanogaster incorporates the activities of three different microtubule severing enzymes, Spastin, Fidgetin, and Katanin...
- Transiently reorganized microtubules are essential for zippering during dorsal closure in Drosophila melanogasterFerenc Jankovics
Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Meyerhofstrasse 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany
Dev Cell 11:375-85. 2006..We provide a clearly defined example where cells of a developing organism transiently reorganize their microtubules to fulfill a specialized morphogenetic task...
- The GTPase dMiro is required for axonal transport of mitochondria to Drosophila synapsesXiufang Guo
Arizona Research Laboratories, Division of Neurobiology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
Neuron 47:379-93. 2005..Together, our findings suggest that dMiro is required for controlling anterograde transport of mitochondria and their proper distribution within nerve terminals...
- Differential regulation of dendritic and axonal development by the novel Krüppel-like factor Dar1Bing Ye
Life Sciences Institute and Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
J Neurosci 31:3309-19. 2011..that Dar1 promotes dendrite growth in part by suppressing the expression of the microtubule-severing protein Spastin. Our study thus uncovers a novel transcriptional program for microtubule regulation that preferentially controls ..
- Signaling Pathways That Differentiate Dendrite and Axon DevelopmentBing Ye; Fiscal Year: 2010..The proposed research will provide the knowledge needed to develop therapeutic strategies having subcellular precision to correct defective dendrites and axons in human diseases. ..