Binding of RhoA by the C2 domain of E3 ligase Smurf1 is essential for Smurf1-regulated RhoA ubiquitination and cell protrusive activity
Bai, Chunmei（Beijing Union Med Coll Hosp）
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Smurf1-mediated RhoA ubiquitination and degradation plays key roles in regulation of cell polarity and protrusive activity. However, how Smurf1 recognizes RhoA is still not clear. Here we report that the C2 domain of Smurf1 is necessary and sufficient for binding RhoA, and therefore is crucial for targeting RhoA for ubiquitination. In contrast, the C2 domain is dispensable for Smurf1-mediated ubiquitination of Smad1. Consistent with its biochemical specificity, the C2 domain is essential for Smurf1-regulated protrusion formation but not BMP signaling. Therefore, our study reveals the mechanism of the C2 domain of Smurf1 in substrate selection. Structured summary of protein interactions: SMURF1 physically interacts with Smad1 by pull down (View interaction) SMURF1 physically interacts with RhoA by pull down (View interaction) SMURF1 physically interacts with Smad1 by anti tag coimmunoprecipitation (View interaction) SMURF1 physically interacts with RhoA by anti tag coimmunoprecipitation (View interaction) (C) 2011 Federation of European Biochemical Societies. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
CitationFEBS Letters.Volume 585, Issue 14, 21 July 2011, Pages 2199–2204