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Actin depolymerization is associated with meiotic acceleration in cycloheximide-treated ovine oocytes

German, Sergio D.; Lee, Joon-Hee; Campbell, Keith H.; Sweetman, Dylan; Alberio, Ramiro

Authors

Sergio D. German

Joon-Hee Lee

Keith H. Campbell

Dylan Sweetman

RAMIRO ALBERIO ramiro.alberio@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Developmental Biology



Abstract

Oocytes treated with the protein synthesis inhibitor cycloheximide (CHX) arrest at the germinal vesicle (GV) stage and undergo accelerated GV breakdown (GVBD) after CHX is removed. However, little is known about the underlying mechanism of accelerated meiotic maturation. Here, we investigated this mechanism and found that oocytes released from CHX arrest have higher amounts of cyclin B1 (CCNB1) and phosphorylated mitogen-activated protein kinase (pMAPK) proteins. Increased levels of these factors were not associated with mRNA polyadenylation or increased transcription rates of CCNB1 and MOS (Moloney murine sarcoma viral oncogene homolog) during CHX arrest. We found that treatment of CHX-arrested oocytes with the actin filament-stabilizing agent Jasplakinolide (Jasp) delayed GVBD following release from CHX arrest and that this was correlated with reduced maturation-promoting factor (MPF) activity. These results suggest that CCNB1 mRNAs released from actin filaments during CHX arrest increase CCNB1 transcripts available for translation after release from CHX arrest, leading to the precocious activation of MPF and accelerated meiotic progression.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Biology of Reproduction
Print ISSN 0006-3363
Electronic ISSN 1529-7268
Publisher Oxford University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 92
Issue 4
APA6 Citation German, S. D., Lee, J., Campbell, K. H., Sweetman, D., & Alberio, R. (in press). Actin depolymerization is associated with meiotic acceleration in cycloheximide-treated ovine oocytes. Biology of Reproduction, 92(4), https://doi.org/10.1095/biolreprod.114.122341
DOI https://doi.org/10.1095/biolreprod.114.122341
Keywords actin depolymerization, cyclin B1, cycloheximide, cytoskeleton, GVBD, IVM, meiotic arrest, meiotic maturation, oocyte maturation, polyadenylation, protein kinases, RNA granules
Publisher URL http://www.biolreprod.org/content/92/4/103
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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