Amot130 adapts atrophin-1 interacting protein 4 to inhibit yes-associated protein signaling and cell growth

Jacob J. Adler, Brigitte L. Heller, Lauren R. Bringman, William P. Ranahan, Ross R. Cocklin, Mark G. Goebl, Misook Oh, Hyun Suk Lim, Robert J. Ingham, Clark D. Wells

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Abstract

The adaptor protein Amot130 scaffolds components of the Hippo pathway to promote the inhibition of cell growth. This study describes how Amot130 through binding and activating the ubiquitin ligase AIP4/Itch achieves these effects. AIP4 is found to bind and ubiquitinate Amot130 at residue Lys-481. This both stabilizes Amot130 and promotes its residence at the plasma membrane. Furthermore, Amot130 is shown to scaffold a complex containing overexpressed AIP4 and the transcriptional co-activator Yes-associated protein (YAP). Consequently, Amot130 promotes the ubiquitination of YAP by AIP4 and prevents AIP4 from binding to large tumor suppressor 1. Amot130 is found to reduce YAP stability. Importantly, Amot130 inhibition of YAP dependent transcription is reversed by AIP4 silencing, whereas Amot130 and AIP4 expression interdependently suppress cell growth. Thus, Amot130 repurposes AIP4 from its previously described role in degrading large tumor suppressor 1 to the inhibition of YAP and cell growth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15181-15193
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Volume288
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - May 24 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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