Opendata, web and dolomites

ACENTSPINTUB

Setting up the spindle in the mammalian egg for meiosis and embryo development

Total Cost €

0

EC-Contrib. €

0

Partnership

0

Views

0

Project "ACENTSPINTUB" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.

Coordinator
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE 

Organization address
address: TRINITY LANE THE OLD SCHOOLS
city: CAMBRIDGE
postcode: CB2 1TN
website: www.cam.ac.uk

contact info
title: n.a.
name: n.a.
surname: n.a.
function: n.a.
email: n.a.
telephone: n.a.
fax: n.a.

 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website http://dmgweb.gen.cam.ac.uk
 Total cost 195˙454 €
 EC max contribution 195˙454 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2015
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-03-28   to  2019-03-27

 Partnership

Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE UK (CAMBRIDGE) coordinator 195˙454.00

Map

 Project objective

An increase in the age of onset of child-bearing increases in developed countries is leading to an increased incidence of chromosome abnormalities arising in defective meiosis. Accurate chromosome segregation requires a correctly assembled meiotic spindle and so it is essential to understand this process. Here we propose to examine how the spindle forms in the oocytes and early embryos of the mouse that, like human oocytes, lack centrioles. Nevertheless, spindle formation in these cells requires the function of Polo-like kinase 4, a protein that in somatic cells regulates centriole duplication. Plk4 localises to the acentriolar microtubule organising centres (MTOCs) where it particptates in regulating the nucleation of microtubules. We now wish to determine how Plk4 functions in these acentriolar cells to participate in spindle formation. This requires identifying the molecular partners of Plk4; the mechanisms that regulate its sub-cellular localisation to be in the vicinity of its substrates; and to identify its molecular substrates. We will also determine how it interacts with the Ran-GTP pathway, the other major pathway that regulates spindle formation in the absence of centrosomes. In the second part of the proposal we will address the behaviour of MTOCs in the oocyte and early embryo. There appear to be two distinct populations of MTOCs in the oocyte, one of which, the cytoplasmic MTOCs, appear to be essential for spindle bipolarity during metaphase by anchoring polar MTOCs. We wish to characterise these MTOCs to determine how they might differ from those at the spindle poles. The acentriolar MTOCs can also show differential behaviour at the spindle poles. This is most evident in the asymmetrical fate determining divisions at the 8-16 and 16-32 cell stage of the embryo. We wish to understand how this differential behaviour relates to cell polarity at these stages.

Are you the coordinator (or a participant) of this project? Plaese send me more information about the "ACENTSPINTUB" project.

For instance: the website url (it has not provided by EU-opendata yet), the logo, a more detailed description of the project (in plain text as a rtf file or a word file), some pictures (as picture files, not embedded into any word file), twitter account, linkedin page, etc.

Send me an  email (fabio@fabiodisconzi.com) and I put them in your project's page as son as possible.

Thanks. And then put a link of this page into your project's website.

The information about "ACENTSPINTUB" are provided by the European Opendata Portal: CORDIS opendata.

More projects from the same programme (H2020-EU.1.3.2.)

POMOC (2019)

Charles IV and the power of marvellous objects

Read More  

NaWaTL (2020)

Narrative, Writing, and the Teotihuacan Language: Exploring Language History Through Phylogenetics, Epigraphy and Iconography

Read More  

NPsVLCD (2019)

Natural Product-Inspired Therapies for Leishmaniasis and Chagas Disease

Read More