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Degradation of B-Myb by ubiquitin-mediated proteolysis: involvement of the Cdc34-SCF(p45Skp2) pathway


Charrasse, S; Carena, I; Brondani, V; Klempnauer, K H; Ferrari, S (2000). Degradation of B-Myb by ubiquitin-mediated proteolysis: involvement of the Cdc34-SCF(p45Skp2) pathway. Oncogene, 19(26):2986-2995.

Abstract

B-Myb, a highly conserved member of the Myb oncoprotein family, is a 110 kDa sequence-specific DNA binding protein expressed in virtually all proliferating cells. B-myb expression reaches its maximum at the G1/S phase boundary and during the S phase of the cell cycle. We have previously shown that B-Myb activity is cell cycle regulated and it is controlled by the antagonistic effects of cyclin D1 and A. Here we show that ectopic expression of cyclin A causes a pronounced reduction of B-Myb protein level. We provide evidence that in addition to triggering B-Myb activity an important effect of cyclin A is to facilitate multiple ubiquitination of B-Myb. The C-terminal domain of B-Myb is of key importance in mediating this effect of cyclin A. Contrary to full-length B-Myb, a C-terminal deletion mutant displays activity irrespective of cyclin A expression, does not undergo ubiquitination, and its half-life is not affected by cyclin A. Ectopic expression of either Cdc34 or the F-box protein p45Skp2, respectively the E2 and E3 components of a ubiquitination pathway that regulates the G1/S transition, accelerates degradation of B-Myb. We show that B-Myb physically and functionally interacts with components of the Cdc34-SCFp45Skp2 ubiquitin pathway and propose that B-Myb degradation may be required for controlling the correct alternation of events during progression through the cell division cycle. Oncogene (2000).

Abstract

B-Myb, a highly conserved member of the Myb oncoprotein family, is a 110 kDa sequence-specific DNA binding protein expressed in virtually all proliferating cells. B-myb expression reaches its maximum at the G1/S phase boundary and during the S phase of the cell cycle. We have previously shown that B-Myb activity is cell cycle regulated and it is controlled by the antagonistic effects of cyclin D1 and A. Here we show that ectopic expression of cyclin A causes a pronounced reduction of B-Myb protein level. We provide evidence that in addition to triggering B-Myb activity an important effect of cyclin A is to facilitate multiple ubiquitination of B-Myb. The C-terminal domain of B-Myb is of key importance in mediating this effect of cyclin A. Contrary to full-length B-Myb, a C-terminal deletion mutant displays activity irrespective of cyclin A expression, does not undergo ubiquitination, and its half-life is not affected by cyclin A. Ectopic expression of either Cdc34 or the F-box protein p45Skp2, respectively the E2 and E3 components of a ubiquitination pathway that regulates the G1/S transition, accelerates degradation of B-Myb. We show that B-Myb physically and functionally interacts with components of the Cdc34-SCFp45Skp2 ubiquitin pathway and propose that B-Myb degradation may be required for controlling the correct alternation of events during progression through the cell division cycle. Oncogene (2000).

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Molecular Cancer Research
07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Molecular Cancer Research
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
Language:English
Date:2000
Deposited On:09 Jul 2010 10:15
Last Modified:19 Feb 2018 22:18
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
ISSN:0950-9232
OA Status:Closed
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.onc.1203618
PubMed ID:10871850

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