Phosphorylation of ran-binding protein-1 by polo-like kinase-1 is required for interaction with ran and early mitotic progression

Hyo In Hwang, Jae Hoon Ji, Young Joo Jang

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Abstract

Polo-like kinase-1 (Plk1) is essential for progression of mitosis and localizes to centrosomes, central spindles, midbody, and kinetochore. Ran, a small GTPase of the Ras superfamily, plays a role in microtubule dynamics and chromosome segregation during mitosis. Although Ran-binding protein-1 (RanBP1) has been reported as a regulator of RanGTPase for its mitotic functions, the action mechanism between Ran and RanBP1 during mitosis is still unknown. Here, we demonstrated in vitro and in vivo phosphorylation of RanBP1 by Plk1 as well as the importance of phosphorylation of RanBP1 in the interaction between Plk1 and Ran during early mitosis. Both phosphorylation-defective and N-terminal deletion mutant constructs of RanBP1 disrupted the interaction with Ran, and depletion of Plk1 also disrupted the formation of a complex between Ran and RanBP1. In addition, the results from both ectopic expression of phosphorylation-defective mutant construct and a functional complementation on RanBP1 deficiency with this mutant indicated that phosphorylation of RanBP1 by Plk1 might be crucial to microtubule nucleation and spindle assembly during mitosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33012-33020
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Volume286
Issue number38
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 23 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology

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