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Nat Commun. 2017 Jun 6;8:15285. doi: 10.1038/ncomms15285.

Sara phosphorylation state controls the dispatch of endosomes from the central spindle during asymmetric division.

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Department of Biochemistry, University of Geneva, Geneva 1211, Switzerland.

Abstract

During asymmetric division, fate assignation in daughter cells is mediated by the partition of determinants from the mother. In the fly sensory organ precursor cell, Notch signalling partitions into the pIIa daughter. Notch and its ligand Delta are endocytosed into Sara endosomes in the mother cell and they are first targeted to the central spindle, where they get distributed asymmetrically to finally be dispatched to pIIa. While the processes of endosomal targeting and asymmetry are starting to be understood, the machineries implicated in the final dispatch to pIIa are unknown. We show that Sara binds the PP1c phosphatase and its regulator Sds22. Sara phosphorylation on three specific sites functions as a switch for the dispatch: if not phosphorylated, endosomes are targeted to the spindle and upon phosphorylation of Sara, endosomes detach from the spindle during pIIa targeting.

PMID:
28585564
PMCID:
PMC5467175
DOI:
10.1038/ncomms15285
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