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The Ron oncogenic activity induced by the MEN2B-like substitution overcomes the requirement for the multifunctional docking site


Santoro, M M; Penengo, Lorenza; Orecchia, S; Cilli, M; Gaudino, G (2000). The Ron oncogenic activity induced by the MEN2B-like substitution overcomes the requirement for the multifunctional docking site. Oncogene, 19(45):5208-5211.

Abstract

Oncogenic activation of the Ron tyrosine kinase (Macrophage Stimulating Protein receptor) relies on substitutions of two highly conserved residues in the catalytic domain (D1232V and M1254T), which result in ligand-independent activation of the receptor, in vivo tumorigenesis and metastasis. We show here that the Y/F conversion of the Y1317 residue in the kinase domain impairs tumorigenic and metastatic properties of Ron activated by the MEN2B-like mutation (RonM1254T), but not by other two oncogenic substitutions. Furthermore, RonM1254T lacking the multifunctional docking site retains transforming and metastatic activity. These data reveal that the transforming activity of RonM1254T mutant is dependent on Y1317 phosphorylation, suggesting a shift in intramolecular substrate specificity. Consistently, a shift of RonM1254T kinase substrate specificity was observed by in vitro peptide phosphorylation assays and in vivo receptor auto-phosphorylation. The Y1317 phosphorylation elicits by itself activation of PI-3K/Akt and MAPK signalling pathways. Our data indicate that the accomplishment of the full oncogenic phenotype of RonM1254T requires the phosphorylation both of the canonical C-terminal docking site and of the unique Y1317 residue in the tyrosine kinase domain.

Abstract

Oncogenic activation of the Ron tyrosine kinase (Macrophage Stimulating Protein receptor) relies on substitutions of two highly conserved residues in the catalytic domain (D1232V and M1254T), which result in ligand-independent activation of the receptor, in vivo tumorigenesis and metastasis. We show here that the Y/F conversion of the Y1317 residue in the kinase domain impairs tumorigenic and metastatic properties of Ron activated by the MEN2B-like mutation (RonM1254T), but not by other two oncogenic substitutions. Furthermore, RonM1254T lacking the multifunctional docking site retains transforming and metastatic activity. These data reveal that the transforming activity of RonM1254T mutant is dependent on Y1317 phosphorylation, suggesting a shift in intramolecular substrate specificity. Consistently, a shift of RonM1254T kinase substrate specificity was observed by in vitro peptide phosphorylation assays and in vivo receptor auto-phosphorylation. The Y1317 phosphorylation elicits by itself activation of PI-3K/Akt and MAPK signalling pathways. Our data indicate that the accomplishment of the full oncogenic phenotype of RonM1254T requires the phosphorylation both of the canonical C-terminal docking site and of the unique Y1317 residue in the tyrosine kinase domain.

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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
610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Life Sciences > Molecular Biology
Life Sciences > Genetics
Life Sciences > Cancer Research
Language:English
Date:26 October 2000
Deposited On:07 Apr 2021 15:45
Last Modified:25 May 2024 01:51
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.1203819
PubMed ID:11064459