Talk:2013 Group 5 Project

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  1. The key points relating to the topic that your group allocated are clearly described.
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Week 2 Project topic selection, preliminary researching on the topic.

Week 3 By the next practical class (after the mid-session break) there should be sub-headings and content on your actual project page and interactions between individual group members on this discussion page.

Week 4 Each group member should now have selected 4 papers relevant to their section of the project. These, or any other papers, can now be used to generate content (text, images and tables) within the project page. Students can also work on additional sub-headings on the project page.

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  • Each student will carry out an assessment of all Group projects other than their own.
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--Z3331556 (talk) 14:21, 3 April 2013 (EST) (KJ) here's my first summary of an article:

Paper 1: Nuclear envelope breakdown in starfish oocytes proceeds by partial NPC disassembly followed by a rapidly spreading fenestration of nuclear membranes

Lenart and co-workers(2003)examined the breakdown of the nuclear envelope in live starfish oocytes using various techniques involving fluorescently labeled dextrans (polysaccharides), membrane dyes and green fluorescently tagged proteins (GFP-tagged proteins), in conjunction with confocal time-lapse microscopy and electron microscopy which allowed them to view the changes in the oocyte nuclear envelope. Through the use of different sized fluorescently labelled dextran fractions experimenters were able to analyse the changes in the permeability of the nuclear envelope in maturing starfish oocytes. They firstly observed a sequential entry of dextran molecules, beginning with the smaller molecules entering the nucleus followed by larger molecules with diameters up to 40nm. The use of GFP-tagged nucleoporins revealed a corresponding gradual loss of peripheral nucleoporins from Nuclear Pore Complexes (NPC) (selective aqueous channels that span both nuclear membranes, connecting the nucleus with the cell cytoplasm) which resulted in the dilation of these channels from 10 to 40nm and a gradual release of import substrates. It was clearly noted, however, that the core of NPCs remained intact. Another key observation which was made was that the nuclear envelope structure remained unaffected. Next a rapid complete permeabilisation of the nuclear envelope that spread throughout the nuclear surface was noted, allowing macromolecules of diameters up to 100nm to enter the nucleus, this proposed the complete removal of the remaining core of the NPCs. It was also found that at the electron microscope level the nuclear envelope was fenestrated in the end. These experimenters therefore concluded that the breakdown of the nuclear envelope occurred in two distinct sequential phases: -Phase 1 involves the gradual disassembly of the NPCs, which coincides with an increase in nuclear membrane/envelope permeability allowing for some macromolecules to enter the nucleus and nuclear import substrates to leave. At the end of this first phase the nuclear envelope remains intact. -Phase 2 is characterised by an increase and rapid spreading nuclear envelope permeability as well as apparent fenestration of the nuclear envelope and hence its breakdown resulting from the removal of the core of NPCs. [1]

This research paper is relevant to the nuclear envelope breakdown section as it provides an experiment which clearly shows evidence of how the nuclear envelope gradually breaks down and explores the role of NPCs in this.

--Z3331556 (talk) 14:21, 3 April 2013 (EST) (KJ) That's all good. Yep that's right, there is way more information out there for the nuclear envelope and as for the subheadings, I came up with a rough idea of what they could be and i posted it below and on the actual project page. Hope this topic is fine with you. I'm currently researching the breakdown of the nuclear envelope and the Open vs. Closed/Semi-closed Mitosis subheadings as well as the intro. I think FN is doing the structure part and possibly the reformation of the nuclear envelope.. So just have a look at the rest of the subheadings, see what you want to do or if you come across something else that could be a subheading let us know.

--z3377769 (talk)(AV) hey guys sorrry for being a useless team member ive been out of internet range for the last few days. What up how are we going with these sub headings? am i reading it right that we are thinking bionary fission is a bit ambitious? and we are now looking at nuclear breakdown? Also, who is doing what subtitle? Let me know what i can do and ill be on to it.

cheers and apologies again for my lack of work thus far. AV

--Z3331556 (talk) 11:30, 2 April 2013 (EST) (KJ) That's alright, I just thought we should get something solid down so we're not rushing last minute. Ok great glad you're on board. I have kinda got a start on the Breakdown of the Nuclear envelope, so if it's fine with you would you mind doing the reformation of the nuclear envelope?? Alright so the rest, are you fine with this? Shall I put the topic on the actual page?

--Z3376100 (talk) 10:47, 2 April 2013 (EST)(FN) Thank you very much, I prefer the nuclear enevelop topic as well. I didn't have much luck with the binary fission either- the main thing which the article that I came across talked about was in regards to the ftsz proetin in binary fission. I can do the Structure of the Nuclear Envelope: what its made from, associations with the ER etc as well as Breakdown of the Nuclear Envelope:' (Prophase) mechanisms, proteins involved etc. I hope you guys are ok with this- if not then please let me know. KJ thank you once again for coming up with this topic :)

--Z3331556 (talk) 14:55, 1 April 2013 (EST) (KJ) Alright, so i have been doing a lot of research on the Nuclear Envelope and it's looking like a solid topic to do! I have taken the time to come up with a rough idea of the subheadings:

  • Introduction: What the nuclear envelope (NE) is, what is it's function and maybe a very brief summary on what happens to it during cell division
  • History: when and who discovered the nuclear envelope, timeline of the knowledge obtained on its involvement in cell division
  • Structure of the Nuclear Envelope: what its made from, associations with the ER etc.
  • The Nuclear Envelope At the Onset of Mitosis: G2 stage of the cell cycle
  • Breakdown of the Nuclear Envelope: (Prophase) mechanisms, proteins involved etc.
  • Mitotic Functions of Nuclear Envelope Components
  • Reformation of the Nuclear Envelope
  • Remodeling of the Nuclear Envelope During Interphase
  • Open vs. Closed/Semi-closed Mitosis: differences between the two, what happens to the NE in both
  • Abnormalities in Nuclear Envelope Breakdown and Reformation
  • Current and Future Research
  • Glossary
  • Images
  • References

ok so this is a start, we can add, remove or rename the subheadings as we go depending on what we find. I'm happy to do the intro, the breakdown and the open and closed mitosis comparison :) Hope this is alright with everyone. Please let me know ASAP so I can add this to the actual page and no one can steal our topic cause i really think its a good one

--Z3331556 (talk) 12:05, 1 April 2013 (EST) (KJ) nuclear envelope during cell division: here's what I already found, looks like this may be easier to do. There seems to be a lot more research and review articles on this topic..

and there's heaps more. Please let me know what you think

--Z3331556 (talk) 11:49, 1 April 2013 (EST) (KJ) ok so both the golgi and mitochondria have been taken, I'm going to look into the nuclear envelope. Please let me know if any of you are having any luck with binary fission

--Z3331556 (talk) 23:31, 31 March 2013 (EST) (KJ) hey guys! so I've been trying to do some research on binary fission to come up with some subheadings and it's looking like there is not that much info on it in terms of research articles. My searches have come up with very simplistic descriptions, I don't know if I'm searching hard enough but I think it's going to be hard for us to go in depth with this topic. I think I might be leaning towards maybe looking into the Golgi? Let me know if you guys have had any luck with the topic, we really do need to knuckle down on this and decide ASAP!!!

--Z3376101 (talk) 16:35, 28 March 2013 (EST) horizontal gene transfer.

--Z3376100 (talk) 16:20, 28 March 2013 (EST)Role of cyclins and CDKs

--Z3376101 (talk) 16:14, 28 March 2013 (EST) Interphase seems the easiest to do....we can talk about G1,S and G2 stages

--Z3376101 (talk) 16:04, 28 March 2013 (EST)Hi guys check this out

--Z3331556 (talk) 22:36, 27 March 2013 (EST) I have found some good info to start off with for the cell-cycle control system topic Components of the Cell-Cycle Control System. I was also brainstorming some topics we can discuss in this topic, was thinking maybe:

  • Introduction: where we can summarise the parts of the cell cycle and what it is
  • Historical Background: where we can discuss when and who developed it, how it was developed, how it's been modified during the years etc.
  • summary of each of the phases of the cell cycle
  • detail on the check points
  • abnormalities that can arise if cell cycle isn't controlled
  • recent/current research into the cell cycle

That's all I can think of so far

--Z3331556 (talk) 00:07, 26 March 2013 (EST) Hi all! I think both those topics are great! And yes they definitely will cross into cancer so that's something to explore. I think I'm leaning towards the cell-cycle control system because there should be plenty info on that, we can look into the check points in cell-cycle, what the repercussions are when control mechanisms fail and talk about some of the abnormalities that may arise, we can also compare the cycles of prokaryotes with that of eukaryotes etc etc.

I might just add the topic to the student project page to make sure we have something up there and that no one takes it, we can always change it whenever, hope that's ok with you guys

ill see you on Thursday :)

--Z3376100 (talk) 15:30, 22 March 2013 (EST) Hi everyone (FN)! So I had a look under the Cell division content and I came across the following sub-topics: The cell-cycle control system S Phase M phase control of Cell number and cell size Apoptosis (falls under control of cell number and cell size).

I personally find the following 2 interesting (as they probably have important implication in cancer):

The cell-cycle control system AND control of cell number and cell size

So what do you guys suggest we should do?


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