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CIN85 associates with multiple effectors controlling intracellular trafficking of EGF receptors.
Uppsala University, Units outside the University, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.
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2004 In: Mol Biol Cell, Vol. 15, no 7, 3155-66 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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2004. Vol. 15, no 7, 3155-66 p.
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-91987OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-91987DiVA: diva2:164914
Available from: 2004-09-14 Created: 2004-09-14Bibliographically approved
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1. Adaptor Proteins in Regulation of Receptor Endocytosis
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Adaptor Proteins in Regulation of Receptor Endocytosis
2004 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Ligand-induced endocytosis of receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) is a dynamic process governed by numerous protein-protein and protein-lipid interactions. This is a major mechanism of signal termination and is also frequently impaired in cancer. The Cbl family of ubiquitin ligases has been shown to play a key role in downregulation of RTKs, by directing their ligand-induced ubiquitination and subsequent lysosomal degradation. My thesis work has led to the identification of novel, ubiquitin-ligase independent, functions of Cbl in receptor endocytosis. We demonstrated that the adaptor protein CIN85 links Cbl with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) internalization. The three SH3 domains of CIN85 interact with Cbl/Cbl-b in a phosphotyrosine dependent manner, whereas its proline-rich region constitutively binds endophilins, known regulators of plasma membrane invagination. The SH3 domains of CIN85 recognize an atypical proline-arginine (PxxxPR) motif present in Cbl and Cbl-b. Moreover, we showed that numerous endocytic regulatory proteins, among them ASAP1 and Dab2, interact with CIN85 via their PxxxPR motifs. The SH3 domains of CIN85 are able to cluster and exchange its effectors at subsequent stages of EGFR endocytosis, thus participating in the control of receptor internalization, recycling and degradation in the lysosome. We proposed that CIN85 functions as a scaffold molecule implicated in control of multiple steps in downregulation of RTKs.

Furthermore, we identified two novel Cbl- and ubiquitin-interacting adaptor proteins named Sts-1 and Sts-2 (Suppressors of T-cell receptor signaling). Ligand-induced and Cbl-mediated recruitment of Sts-1/Sts-2 into activated EGFR complexes led to inhibition of receptor internalization and subsequent block of receptor degradation followed by prolonged mitogenic signaling pathways. Our results indicate that Sts-1 and Sts-2 represent a new class of negative regulators of Cbl functions in receptor endocytosis.

In conclusion, this thesis describes novel mechanisms by which Cbl, coupled to its effectors, orchestrates trafficking of RTKs. Detailed understanding of how these processes are controlled under physiological as well as under pathological conditions may be important for future therapeutic approaches.

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Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2004. 63 p.
Comprehensive Summaries of Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Medicine, ISSN 0282-7476 ; 1366
Cell and molecular biology, Cell- och molekylärbiologi
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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-4477 (URN)91-554-6011-9 (ISBN)
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2004-10-08, B42, BMC, Husargatan 3, Uppsala, 13:15
Available from: 2004-09-14 Created: 2004-09-14 Last updated: 2013-06-12Bibliographically approved

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