Rodenfels2019 - Heat Oscillations Driven by the Embryonic Cell Cycle Reveal the Energetic Costs of Signaling

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BIOMD0000000952
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All living systems function out of equilibrium and exchange energy in the form of heat with their environment. Thus, heat flow can inform on the energetic costs of cellular processes, which are largely unknown. Here, we have repurposed an isothermal calorimeter to measure heat flow between developing zebrafish embryos and the surrounding medium. Heat flow increased over time with cell number. Unexpectedly, a prominent oscillatory component of the heat flow, with periods matching the synchronous early reductive cleavage divisions, persisted even when DNA synthesis and mitosis were blocked by inhibitors. Instead, the heat flow oscillations were driven by the phosphorylation and dephosphorylation reactions catalyzed by the cell-cycle oscillator, the biochemical network controlling mitotic entry and exit. We propose that the high energetic cost of cell-cycle signaling reflects the significant thermodynamic burden of imposing accurate and robust timing on cell proliferation during development.
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  • Heat Oscillations Driven by the Embryonic Cell Cycle Reveal the Energetic Costs of Signaling.
  • Rodenfels J, Neugebauer KM, Howard J
  • Developmental cell , 3/ 2019 , Volume 48 , Issue 5 , pages: 646-658.e6 , PubMed ID: 30713074
  • Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA. Electronic address: jonathan.rodenfels@gmail.com.
  • All living systems function out of equilibrium and exchange energy in the form of heat with their environment. Thus, heat flow can inform on the energetic costs of cellular processes, which are largely unknown. Here, we have repurposed an isothermal calorimeter to measure heat flow between developing zebrafish embryos and the surrounding medium. Heat flow increased over time with cell number. Unexpectedly, a prominent oscillatory component of the heat flow, with periods matching the synchronous early reductive cleavage divisions, persisted even when DNA synthesis and mitosis were blocked by inhibitors. Instead, the heat flow oscillations were driven by the phosphorylation and dephosphorylation reactions catalyzed by the cell-cycle oscillator, the biochemical network controlling mitotic entry and exit. We propose that the high energetic cost of cell-cycle signaling reflects the significant thermodynamic burden of imposing accurate and robust timing on cell proliferation during development.
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Ahmad Zyoud

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Taxonomy Danio rerio
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Gene Ontology regulation of cell cycle
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Mathematical Modelling Ontology Ordinary differential equation model
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  • Model originally submitted by : Ahmad Zyoud
  • Submitted: 17-Apr-2020 15:03:15
  • Last Modified: 14-May-2020 19:44:07
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    • Submitted on: 14-May-2020 19:44:07
    • Submitted by: Ahmad Zyoud
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Curator's comment:
(added: 14 May 2020, 19:43:30, updated: 14 May 2020, 19:43:30)
Figure 6B has been reproduced by using COPASI 4.27 (Build 217) The embryo volume should be used in liters ( 60*10-6) rather than ┬Ám3 and the there was a typo in equation for the cdki. the sign has been changed to a - instead of + Furthermore, modification has been done to a few of the original Tsai et al. parameters by multiplication by a factor of 1.9 to match the zebrafish cell cycle