Drosophila (SINA) and human Seven in Absentia (SIAH-1 and SIAH-2) have been implicated in ubiquitin-mediated proteolysis of different target proteins. Using the Schistosoma mansoni nuclear receptor SmRXR2 as bait in a yeast two-hybrid system, we identified a DNA fragment that encodes part of the schistosome homologue of the Seven in Absentia protein (SmSINA). Screening of S. mansoni cDNA expression library resulted in the isolation of a cDNA containing the full-length coding region of SmSINA. SmSINA contains the characteristic structural features of other SINA proteins including a conserved N-terminal RING finger domain and a cysteine-rich C-terminus. We demonstrate that SmSINA associates with SmRXR2 and SmRXR1 both in vivo and in vitro, and define the binding domains in SmRXR2 and SmRXR1 that mediate their interaction. Schistosome SINA co-localizes with SmRXR2 and SmRXR1 in vitelline cells. In addition, we show that SmSINA stimulates the ubiquination of both SmRXR2 and SmRXR1 in vitro. Our findings suggest that SmSINA regulates ubiquitination and ubiquitin-induced degradation of schistosome nuclear receptors (RXR1 and RXR2) via the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway.
|Idioma original||English (US)|
|Número de páginas||10|
|Publicación||Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology|
|Estado||Published - sept 2003|
|Publicado de forma externa||Sí|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology