G2Cdb::Gene report

Gene id
G00002372
Gene symbol
PHB2 (HGNC)
Species
Homo sapiens
Description
prohibitin 2
Orthologue
G00001123 (Mus musculus)

Databases (7)

Curated Gene
OTTHUMG00000134455 (Vega human gene)
Gene
11331 (Entrez Gene)
145 (G2Cdb plasticity & disease)
PHB2 (GeneCards)
Literature
610704 (OMIM)
Marker Symbol
HGNC:30306 (HGNC)
Protein Sequence
Q99623 (UniProt)

Synonyms (4)

  • BCAP37
  • Bap37
  • REA
  • p22

Literature (28)

Pubmed - other

  • Identification of the cellular prohibitin 1/prohibitin 2 heterodimer as an interaction partner of the C-terminal cytoplasmic domain of the HIV-1 glycoprotein.

    Emerson V, Holtkotte D, Pfeiffer T, Wang IH, Schnölzer M, Kempf T and Bosch V

    Forschungsschwerpunkt Infektion und Krebs, F020, Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Im Neuenheimer Feld 242, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany.

    Our studies aim to elucidate the functions carried out by the very long, and in its length highly conserved, C-terminal cytoplasmic domain (Env-CT) of the HIV-1 glycoprotein. Mass spectrometric analysis of cellular proteins bound to a tagged version of the HIV Env-CT led to the identification of the prohibitin 1 and 2 proteins (Phb1 and Phb2). These ubiquitously expressed proteins, which exist as stable heterodimers, have been shown to have multiple functions within cells and to localize to multiple cellular and extracellular compartments. The specificity of binding of the Phb1/Phb2 complex to the Env-CT was confirmed in various manners, including coimmunoprecipitation with authentic provirally encoded, full-length Env. Strong binding was dependent on Env residues 790 to 800 and could be severely inhibited by the double mutation L799R/L800Q but not by mutation of these amino acids individually. Analysis of the respective mutant virions revealed that their different abilities to bind Phb1/Phb2 correlated with their replicative properties. Thus, mutated virions with single mutations [HIV-Env-(L799R) and HIV-Env-(L800Q)] replicated similarly to wild-type HIV, but HIV-Env-(L799R/L800Q) virions, which cannot bind Phb1/Phb2, exhibited a cell-dependent replicative phenotype similar to that of HIV-Env-Tr712, lacking the entire Env-CT domain. Thus, replicative spread was achieved, although somewhat delayed, in "permissive" MT-4 cells but failed to occur in "nonpermissive" H9 T cells. These results point to binding of the Phb1/Phb2 complex to the Env-CT as being of importance for replicative spread in nonpermissive cells, possibly by modulating critical Phb-dependent cellular process(es).

    Journal of virology 2010;84;3;1355-65

  • Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus nonstructural protein 2 interacts with a host protein complex involved in mitochondrial biogenesis and intracellular signaling.

    Cornillez-Ty CT, Liao L, Yates JR, Kuhn P and Buchmeier MJ

    Molecular and Integrative Neurosciences Department, The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California 92037, USA.

    The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) generates 16 nonstructural proteins (nsp's) through proteolytic cleavage of a large precursor protein. Although several nsp's exhibit catalytic activities that are important for viral replication and transcription, other nsp's have less clearly defined roles during an infection. In order to gain a better understanding of their functions, we attempted to identify host proteins that interact with nsp's during SARS-CoV infections. For nsp2, we identified an interaction with two host proteins, prohibitin 1 (PHB1) and PHB2. Our results suggest that nsp2 may be involved in the disruption of intracellular host signaling during SARS-CoV infections.

    Funded by: NCRR NIH HHS: P41 RR011823; NIAID NIH HHS: AI059799, R01 AI059799, T32 AI-07354, T32 AI007354; NINDS NIH HHS: P30 NS057096, P30NS057096; PHS HHS: HHSN266200400058C

    Journal of virology 2009;83;19;10314-8

  • Estradiol downregulation of the tumor suppressor gene BTG2 requires estrogen receptor-alpha and the REA corepressor.

    Karmakar S, Foster EA and Smith CL

    Molecular and Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

    B-cell Translocation Gene 2 (BTG2/TIS21/PC3) is an anti-proliferative tumor suppressor gene whose expression is significantly reduced in breast carcinomas, and in MCF-7 and T-47D breast cancer cell lines treated with estradiol (E2). In this study the mechanisms involved in E2 down regulation of BTG2 gene expression were examined. Depletion of ERalpha by siRNA indicated that the receptor is required for E2 down regulation of BTG2 mRNA levels, and cycloheximide experiments indicated that the effect of E2 on BTG2 expression was independent of intermediary protein synthesis. Chromatin immunoprecipitation analyses revealed that ERalpha interacts with the BTG2 promoter in a ligand-independent fashion whereas transfection experiments indicated that ERalpha's DNA and ligand binding domains are required for E2 repression of BTG promoter activity. Surprisingly, histone deacetylase (HDACs) activity is essential for basal expression as evidenced by trichostatin A inhibition of BTG2 mRNA levels. Estradiol treatment did not alter histone H3 acetylation although it did induce displacement of RNA polymerase II from the BTG2 gene. Depletion of the ER specific corepressor REA (Repressor of Estrogen Receptor Activity) significantly abrogated E2-mediated BTG2 repression. Taken together, our results reveal a requirement of HDAC activity for basal BTG2 expression and the ERalpha-REA interaction for estrogen repression of the BTG2 gene. The ability of E2-bound ERalpha and REA to suppress BTG2 expression indicates a positive role for this corepressor in regulation of breast cancer cell proliferation.

    Funded by: NIDDK NIH HHS: R01 DK053002, R01 DK053002-10A2, R01 DK064038, R01 DK064038-04

    International journal of cancer 2009;124;8;1841-51

  • PHB2 interacts with RNF2 and represses CP2c-stimulated transcription.

    Lee SJ, Choi D, Rhim H, Choo HJ, Ko YG, Kim CG and Kang S

    Korea University, Seoul, South Korea.

    RNF2, a polycomb group protein, is an important component of PRC complex regulating transcriptional activity. Recently, several RNF2 interacting proteins have been identified. Thus, RNF2 might have multiple activities, depending on its interacting partner proteins. In the present study, using the yeast two-hybrid system, we have found that RNF2 interacts with the PHB2 protein. Luciferase reporter assays showed that RNF2 represses the CP2c-stimulated luciferase activity in a PHB2 dose-dependent manner. Further experiments with RNF2 deletion mutants indicated that RNF2(1-158) is sufficient for both the physical association and functional co-operation with the PHB2 protein. Co-immunoprecipitation experiments revealed that PHB2 and CP2c bind to the N- and C-terminals of RNF2, respectively. Luciferase reporter assays using alpha-globin promoter with CP2-binding elements hinted that RNF2 and PHB2 are involved in the CP2-stimulated expression of the alpha-globin gene. Our study suggests a novel mechanism by which RNF2 and PHB2 modulate the CP2-mediated transcriptional pathway.

    Molecular and cellular biochemistry 2008;319;1-2;69-77

  • The PHB1/2 phosphocomplex is required for mitochondrial homeostasis and survival of human T cells.

    Ross JA, Nagy ZS and Kirken RA

    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Texas, El Paso, Texas 79902, USA.

    Many immune pathologies are the result of aberrant regulation of T lymphocytes. A functional proteomics approach utilizing two-dimensional gel electrophoresis coupled with mass spectrometry was employed to identify differentially expressed proteins in response to T cell activation. Two members of the prohibitin family of proteins, Phb1 and Phb2, were determined to be up-regulated 4-5-fold upon activation of primary human T cells. Furthermore, their expression was dependent upon CD3 and CD28 signaling pathways that synergistically led to the up-regulation (13-15-fold) of Phb1 and Phb2 mRNA levels as early as 48 h after activation. Additionally, orthophosphate labeling coupled with phosphoamino acid analysis identified Phb1 to be serine and Phb2 serine and tyrosine phosphorylated. Tyrosine phosphorylation of Phb2 was mapped to Tyr248 using mass spectrometry and confirmed by mutagenesis and phosphospecific antibodies. In contrast to previous reports of Phb1 and Phb2 being nuclear localized, subcellular fractionation, immunofluorescent, and electron microscopy revealed both proteins to localize to the mitochondrial inner membrane of human T cells. Accordingly, small interfering RNA-mediated knockdown of Phbs in Kit225 cells resulted in disruption of mitochondrial membrane potential. Additionally, Phb1 and Phb2 protein levels were up-regulated 2.5-fold during cytokine deprivation-mediated apoptosis of Kit225 cells, suggesting this complex plays a protective role in human T cells. Taken together, Phb1 and Phb2 are novel phosphoproteins up-regulated during T cell activation that function to maintain mitochondrial integrity and thus represent previously unrecognized therapeutic targets for regulating T cell activation, differentiation, viability, and function.

    Funded by: NCRR NIH HHS: 5G12RR008124; NIAID NIH HHS: AI053566

    The Journal of biological chemistry 2008;283;8;4699-713

  • A repressive role for prohibitin in estrogen signaling.

    He B, Feng Q, Mukherjee A, Lonard DM, DeMayo FJ, Katzenellenbogen BS, Lydon JP and O'Malley BW

    Department of Molecular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

    Nuclear receptor-mediated gene expression is regulated by corepressors and coactivators. In this study we demonstrate that prohibitin (PHB), a potential tumor suppressor, functions as a potent transcriptional corepressor for estrogen receptor alpha (ERalpha). Overexpression of PHB inhibits ERalpha transcriptional activity, whereas depletion of endogenous PHB increases the expression of ERalpha target genes in MCF-7 breast cancer cells. Chromatin immunoprecipitation experiments demonstrate that PHB is associated with the estrogen-regulated pS2 promoter in the absence of hormone and dissociates after estradiol treatment. We demonstrate that PHB interacts with the repressor of estrogen receptor activity (REA), a protein related to PHB, to form heteromers and enhance the protein stability of both corepressors. Interestingly, the corepressor activity of PHB is cross-squelched by the coexpression of REA (and vice versa), suggesting that PHB and REA repress transcription only when they are not paired. We further demonstrate that coiled-coil domains located in the middle of PHB and REA are responsible for their heteromerization, stabilization, and cross-squelching actions. Finally, ablation of PHB function in the mouse results in early embryonic lethality, whereas mice heterozygous for the PHB null allele exhibit a hyperproliferative mammary gland phenotype. Our results indicate that PHB functions as a transcriptional corepressor for ERalpha in vitro and in vivo, and that its heteromerization with REA acts as a novel mechanism to limit its corepressor activity.

    Funded by: NCI NIH HHS: CA 07730, CA 18119, R01 CA018119; NICHD NIH HHS: HD 07857, HD 42311, R01 HD007857, R01 HD042311, U01 HD042311

    Molecular endocrinology (Baltimore, Md.) 2008;22;2;344-60

  • EZH2 regulates the transcription of estrogen-responsive genes through association with REA, an estrogen receptor corepressor.

    Hwang C, Giri VN, Wilkinson JC, Wright CW, Wilkinson AS, Cooney KA and Duckett CS

    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0602, USA.

    Enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) is a histone methyltransferase polycomb group (PcG) protein, which has been implicated in the process of cellular differentiation and cancer progression for both breast and prostate cancer. Although transcriptional repression by histone modification appears to contribute to the process of cellular differentiation, it is unclear what mediates the specificity of PcG proteins. Since EZH2 requires a binding partner for its histone methyltransferase activity, we surmised that evaluating interacting proteins might shed light on how the activity of EZH2 is regulated. Here we describe the identification of a novel binding partner of EZH2, the repressor of estrogen receptor activity (REA). REA functions as a transcriptional corepressor of the estrogen receptor and can potentiate the effect of anti-estrogens. REA expression levels have also previously been associated with the degree of differentiation of human breast cancers. We show here that EZH2 can also mediate the repression of estrogen-dependent transcription, and that moreover, the ability of both REA and EZH2 to repress estrogen-dependent transcription are mutually dependent. These data suggest that EZH2 may be recruited to specific target genes by its interaction with the estrogen receptor corepressor REA. The identification of a novel interaction between EZH2 and REA, two transcription factors that have been linked to breast cancer carcinogenesis, may lead to further insights into the process of deregulated gene expression in breast cancer.

    Breast cancer research and treatment 2008;107;2;235-42

  • Skp2B stimulates mammary gland development by inhibiting REA, the repressor of the estrogen receptor.

    Umanskaya K, Radke S, Chander H, Monardo R, Xu X, Pan ZQ, O'Connell MJ and Germain D

    Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1178, New York, NY 10029, USA.

    Skp2B, an F-box protein of unknown function, is frequently overexpressed in breast cancer. In order to determine the function of Skp2B and whether it has a role in breast cancer, we performed a two-hybrid screen and established transgenic mice expressing Skp2B in the mammary glands. We found that Skp2B interacts with the repressor of estrogen receptor activity (REA) and that overexpression of Skp2B leads to a reduction in REA levels. In the mammary glands of MMTV-Skp2B mice, REA levels are also low. Our results show that in virgin transgenic females, Skp2B induces lobuloalveolar development and differentiation of the mammary glands normally observed during pregnancy. As this phenotype is identical to what was observed for REA heterozygote mice, our observations suggest that the Skp2B-REA interaction is physiologically relevant. However, in contrast to REA(+/-) mice, MMTV-Skp2B mice develop mammary tumors, suggesting that Skp2B affects additional proteins. These results indicate that the observed expression of Skp2B in breast cancer does contribute to tumorigenesis at least in part by modulating the activity of the estrogen receptor.

    Funded by: NCI NIH HHS: R01 CA109482

    Molecular and cellular biology 2007;27;21;7615-22

  • PHB2 protects sister-chromatid cohesion in mitosis.

    Takata H, Matsunaga S, Morimoto A, Ma N, Kurihara D, Ono-Maniwa R, Nakagawa M, Azuma T, Uchiyama S and Fukui K

    Department of Biotechnology, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Suita 565-0871, Japan.

    Cohesion between sister chromatids is essential for proper chromosome segregation in mitosis. In vertebrate mitotic cells, most cohesin is removed from the chromosome arms [1-4], but centromeric cohesin is protected by shugoshin until the onset of anaphase [5]. However, the mechanism of this protection of centromeric cohesion is not well understood. Here, we demonstrate that prohibitin 2 (PHB2) is involved in the regulation of sister-chromatid cohesion during mitosis in HeLa cells. PHB2 is an evolutionarily conserved protein in eukaryotes and has multiple functions, such as transcriptional regulation and cell viability and development [6-8]. However, its functions in mitosis have not yet been determined. We show that depletion of PHB2 by RNA interference (RNAi) causes premature sister-chromatid separation and defects in chromosome congression accompanied by mitotic arrest by spindle-checkpoint activation. In the absence of PHB2, cohesin is dissociated from centromeres during early mitosis, although the centromeric localization of shugoshin is preserved. Thus, our findings suggest that, in addition to the shugoshin, PHB2 is also required to protect the centromeric cohesion from phosphorylation by Plk1 during early mitosis and that its function is essential for proper mitotic progression.

    Current biology : CB 2007;17;15;1356-61

  • Large-scale mapping of human protein-protein interactions by mass spectrometry.

    Ewing RM, Chu P, Elisma F, Li H, Taylor P, Climie S, McBroom-Cerajewski L, Robinson MD, O'Connor L, Li M, Taylor R, Dharsee M, Ho Y, Heilbut A, Moore L, Zhang S, Ornatsky O, Bukhman YV, Ethier M, Sheng Y, Vasilescu J, Abu-Farha M, Lambert JP, Duewel HS, Stewart II, Kuehl B, Hogue K, Colwill K, Gladwish K, Muskat B, Kinach R, Adams SL, Moran MF, Morin GB, Topaloglou T and Figeys D

    Protana, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

    Mapping protein-protein interactions is an invaluable tool for understanding protein function. Here, we report the first large-scale study of protein-protein interactions in human cells using a mass spectrometry-based approach. The study maps protein interactions for 338 bait proteins that were selected based on known or suspected disease and functional associations. Large-scale immunoprecipitation of Flag-tagged versions of these proteins followed by LC-ESI-MS/MS analysis resulted in the identification of 24,540 potential protein interactions. False positives and redundant hits were filtered out using empirical criteria and a calculated interaction confidence score, producing a data set of 6463 interactions between 2235 distinct proteins. This data set was further cross-validated using previously published and predicted human protein interactions. In-depth mining of the data set shows that it represents a valuable source of novel protein-protein interactions with relevance to human diseases. In addition, via our preliminary analysis, we report many novel protein interactions and pathway associations.

    Molecular systems biology 2007;3;89

  • Mitochondrial functions and estrogen receptor-dependent nuclear translocation of pleiotropic human prohibitin 2.

    Kasashima K, Ohta E, Kagawa Y and Endo H

    Department of Biochemistry, Jichi Medical University, 3311-1 Yakushiji, Shimotsuke, Tochigi 329-0498, Japan.

    Proteins with multiple cellular functions provide biological diversity to eukaryotic cells. In the current studies, we identified the mitochondrial functions of human prohibitin 2 (PHB2), which was initially identified as a repressor of estrogen-dependent transcriptional activity. The mitochondrial complex of PHB2 consists of PHB1, voltage-dependent anion channel 2, adenine nucleotide translocator 2, and the anti-apoptotic Hax-1, which is a novel binding partner for PHB2. RNA interference-mediated knockdown of PHB2 in HeLa cells resulted in caspase-dependent apoptosis through down-regulation of Hax-1 and fragmentation of mitochondria. We also found that, although PHB2 is predominantly expressed in the mitochondria of HeLa cells, it translocates to nucleus in the presence of estrogen receptor alpha and estradiol. Here, we first demonstrated the roles of mammalian PHB2 in mitochondria and the molecular mechanism of its nuclear targeting and showed that PHB2 is a possible molecule directly coupling nuclear-mitochondrial interaction.

    The Journal of biological chemistry 2006;281;47;36401-10

  • The finished DNA sequence of human chromosome 12.

    Scherer SE, Muzny DM, Buhay CJ, Chen R, Cree A, Ding Y, Dugan-Rocha S, Gill R, Gunaratne P, Harris RA, Hawes AC, Hernandez J, Hodgson AV, Hume J, Jackson A, Khan ZM, Kovar-Smith C, Lewis LR, Lozado RJ, Metzker ML, Milosavljevic A, Miner GR, Montgomery KT, Morgan MB, Nazareth LV, Scott G, Sodergren E, Song XZ, Steffen D, Lovering RC, Wheeler DA, Worley KC, Yuan Y, Zhang Z, Adams CQ, Ansari-Lari MA, Ayele M, Brown MJ, Chen G, Chen Z, Clerc-Blankenburg KP, Davis C, Delgado O, Dinh HH, Draper H, Gonzalez-Garay ML, Havlak P, Jackson LR, Jacob LS, Kelly SH, Li L, Li Z, Liu J, Liu W, Lu J, Maheshwari M, Nguyen BV, Okwuonu GO, Pasternak S, Perez LM, Plopper FJ, Santibanez J, Shen H, Tabor PE, Verduzco D, Waldron L, Wang Q, Williams GA, Zhang J, Zhou J, Allen CC, Amin AG, Anyalebechi V, Bailey M, Barbaria JA, Bimage KE, Bryant NP, Burch PE, Burkett CE, Burrell KL, Calderon E, Cardenas V, Carter K, Casias K, Cavazos I, Cavazos SR, Ceasar H, Chacko J, Chan SN, Chavez D, Christopoulos C, Chu J, Cockrell R, Cox CD, Dang M, Dathorne SR, David R, Davis CM, Davy-Carroll L, Deshazo DR, Donlin JE, D'Souza L, Eaves KA, Egan A, Emery-Cohen AJ, Escotto M, Flagg N, Forbes LD, Gabisi AM, Garza M, Hamilton C, Henderson N, Hernandez O, Hines S, Hogues ME, Huang M, Idlebird DG, Johnson R, Jolivet A, Jones S, Kagan R, King LM, Leal B, Lebow H, Lee S, LeVan JM, Lewis LC, London P, Lorensuhewa LM, Loulseged H, Lovett DA, Lucier A, Lucier RL, Ma J, Madu RC, Mapua P, Martindale AD, Martinez E, Massey E, Mawhiney S, Meador MG, Mendez S, Mercado C, Mercado IC, Merritt CE, Miner ZL, Minja E, Mitchell T, Mohabbat F, Mohabbat K, Montgomery B, Moore N, Morris S, Munidasa M, Ngo RN, Nguyen NB, Nickerson E, Nwaokelemeh OO, Nwokenkwo S, Obregon M, Oguh M, Oragunye N, Oviedo RJ, Parish BJ, Parker DN, Parrish J, Parks KL, Paul HA, Payton BA, Perez A, Perrin W, Pickens A, Primus EL, Pu LL, Puazo M, Quiles MM, Quiroz JB, Rabata D, Reeves K, Ruiz SJ, Shao H, Sisson I, Sonaike T, Sorelle RP, Sutton AE, Svatek AF, Svetz LA, Tamerisa KS, Taylor TR, Teague B, Thomas N, Thorn RD, Trejos ZY, Trevino BK, Ukegbu ON, Urban JB, Vasquez LI, Vera VA, Villasana DM, Wang L, Ward-Moore S, Warren JT, Wei X, White F, Williamson AL, Wleczyk R, Wooden HS, Wooden SH, Yen J, Yoon L, Yoon V, Zorrilla SE, Nelson D, Kucherlapati R, Weinstock G, Gibbs RA and Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center Sequence Production Team

    Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, Texas 77030, USA. sscherer@bcm.tmc.edu

    Human chromosome 12 contains more than 1,400 coding genes and 487 loci that have been directly implicated in human disease. The q arm of chromosome 12 contains one of the largest blocks of linkage disequilibrium found in the human genome. Here we present the finished sequence of human chromosome 12, which has been finished to high quality and spans approximately 132 megabases, representing approximately 4.5% of the human genome. Alignment of the human chromosome 12 sequence across vertebrates reveals the origin of individual segments in chicken, and a unique history of rearrangement through rodent and primate lineages. The rate of base substitutions in recent evolutionary history shows an overall slowing in hominids compared with primates and rodents.

    Funded by: NHGRI NIH HHS: U54 HG003273

    Nature 2006;440;7082;346-51

  • Towards a proteome-scale map of the human protein-protein interaction network.

    Rual JF, Venkatesan K, Hao T, Hirozane-Kishikawa T, Dricot A, Li N, Berriz GF, Gibbons FD, Dreze M, Ayivi-Guedehoussou N, Klitgord N, Simon C, Boxem M, Milstein S, Rosenberg J, Goldberg DS, Zhang LV, Wong SL, Franklin G, Li S, Albala JS, Lim J, Fraughton C, Llamosas E, Cevik S, Bex C, Lamesch P, Sikorski RS, Vandenhaute J, Zoghbi HY, Smolyar A, Bosak S, Sequerra R, Doucette-Stamm L, Cusick ME, Hill DE, Roth FP and Vidal M

    Center for Cancer Systems Biology and Department of Cancer Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, 44 Binney Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA.

    Systematic mapping of protein-protein interactions, or 'interactome' mapping, was initiated in model organisms, starting with defined biological processes and then expanding to the scale of the proteome. Although far from complete, such maps have revealed global topological and dynamic features of interactome networks that relate to known biological properties, suggesting that a human interactome map will provide insight into development and disease mechanisms at a systems level. Here we describe an initial version of a proteome-scale map of human binary protein-protein interactions. Using a stringent, high-throughput yeast two-hybrid system, we tested pairwise interactions among the products of approximately 8,100 currently available Gateway-cloned open reading frames and detected approximately 2,800 interactions. This data set, called CCSB-HI1, has a verification rate of approximately 78% as revealed by an independent co-affinity purification assay, and correlates significantly with other biological attributes. The CCSB-HI1 data set increases by approximately 70% the set of available binary interactions within the tested space and reveals more than 300 new connections to over 100 disease-associated proteins. This work represents an important step towards a systematic and comprehensive human interactome project.

    Funded by: NCI NIH HHS: R33 CA132073; NHGRI NIH HHS: P50 HG004233, R01 HG001715, RC4 HG006066, U01 HG001715; NHLBI NIH HHS: U01 HL098166

    Nature 2005;437;7062;1173-8

  • Immunoaffinity profiling of tyrosine phosphorylation in cancer cells.

    Rush J, Moritz A, Lee KA, Guo A, Goss VL, Spek EJ, Zhang H, Zha XM, Polakiewicz RD and Comb MJ

    Cell Signaling Technology Inc., 166B Cummings Center, Beverly, Massachusetts 01915, USA.

    Tyrosine kinases play a prominent role in human cancer, yet the oncogenic signaling pathways driving cell proliferation and survival have been difficult to identify, in part because of the complexity of the pathways and in part because of low cellular levels of tyrosine phosphorylation. In general, global phosphoproteomic approaches reveal small numbers of peptides containing phosphotyrosine. We have developed a strategy that emphasizes the phosphotyrosine component of the phosphoproteome and identifies large numbers of tyrosine phosphorylation sites. Peptides containing phosphotyrosine are isolated directly from protease-digested cellular protein extracts with a phosphotyrosine-specific antibody and are identified by tandem mass spectrometry. Applying this approach to several cell systems, including cancer cell lines, shows it can be used to identify activated protein kinases and their phosphorylated substrates without prior knowledge of the signaling networks that are activated, a first step in profiling normal and oncogenic signaling networks.

    Funded by: NCI NIH HHS: 1R43CA101106

    Nature biotechnology 2005;23;1;94-101

  • The status, quality, and expansion of the NIH full-length cDNA project: the Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC).

    Gerhard DS, Wagner L, Feingold EA, Shenmen CM, Grouse LH, Schuler G, Klein SL, Old S, Rasooly R, Good P, Guyer M, Peck AM, Derge JG, Lipman D, Collins FS, Jang W, Sherry S, Feolo M, Misquitta L, Lee E, Rotmistrovsky K, Greenhut SF, Schaefer CF, Buetow K, Bonner TI, Haussler D, Kent J, Kiekhaus M, Furey T, Brent M, Prange C, Schreiber K, Shapiro N, Bhat NK, Hopkins RF, Hsie F, Driscoll T, Soares MB, Casavant TL, Scheetz TE, Brown-stein MJ, Usdin TB, Toshiyuki S, Carninci P, Piao Y, Dudekula DB, Ko MS, Kawakami K, Suzuki Y, Sugano S, Gruber CE, Smith MR, Simmons B, Moore T, Waterman R, Johnson SL, Ruan Y, Wei CL, Mathavan S, Gunaratne PH, Wu J, Garcia AM, Hulyk SW, Fuh E, Yuan Y, Sneed A, Kowis C, Hodgson A, Muzny DM, McPherson J, Gibbs RA, Fahey J, Helton E, Ketteman M, Madan A, Rodrigues S, Sanchez A, Whiting M, Madari A, Young AC, Wetherby KD, Granite SJ, Kwong PN, Brinkley CP, Pearson RL, Bouffard GG, Blakesly RW, Green ED, Dickson MC, Rodriguez AC, Grimwood J, Schmutz J, Myers RM, Butterfield YS, Griffith M, Griffith OL, Krzywinski MI, Liao N, Morin R, Morrin R, Palmquist D, Petrescu AS, Skalska U, Smailus DE, Stott JM, Schnerch A, Schein JE, Jones SJ, Holt RA, Baross A, Marra MA, Clifton S, Makowski KA, Bosak S, Malek J and MGC Project Team

    The National Institutes of Health's Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC) project was designed to generate and sequence a publicly accessible cDNA resource containing a complete open reading frame (ORF) for every human and mouse gene. The project initially used a random strategy to select clones from a large number of cDNA libraries from diverse tissues. Candidate clones were chosen based on 5'-EST sequences, and then fully sequenced to high accuracy and analyzed by algorithms developed for this project. Currently, more than 11,000 human and 10,000 mouse genes are represented in MGC by at least one clone with a full ORF. The random selection approach is now reaching a saturation point, and a transition to protocols targeted at the missing transcripts is now required to complete the mouse and human collections. Comparison of the sequence of the MGC clones to reference genome sequences reveals that most cDNA clones are of very high sequence quality, although it is likely that some cDNAs may carry missense variants as a consequence of experimental artifact, such as PCR, cloning, or reverse transcriptase errors. Recently, a rat cDNA component was added to the project, and ongoing frog (Xenopus) and zebrafish (Danio) cDNA projects were expanded to take advantage of the high-throughput MGC pipeline.

    Funded by: PHS HHS: N01-C0-12400

    Genome research 2004;14;10B;2121-7

  • A protein interaction framework for human mRNA degradation.

    Lehner B and Sanderson CM

    MRC Rosalind Franklin Centre for Genomics Research, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SB, United Kingdom.

    The degradation of mRNA is an important regulatory step in the control of gene expression. However, mammalian RNA decay pathways remain poorly characterized. To provide a framework for studying mammalian RNA decay, a two-hybrid protein interaction map was generated using 54 constructs from 38 human proteins predicted to function in mRNA decay. The results provide evidence for interactions between many different proteins required for mRNA decay. Of particular interest are interactions between the poly(A) ribonuclease and the exosome and between the Lsm complex, decapping factors, and 5'-->3' exonucleases. Moreover, multiple interactions connect 5'-->3' and 3'-->5' decay proteins to each other and to nonsense-mediated decay factors, providing the opportunity for coordination between decay pathways. The interaction network also predicts the internal organization of the exosome and Lsm complexes. Additional interactions connect mRNA decay factors to many novel proteins and to proteins required for other steps in gene expression. These results provide an experimental insight into the organization of proteins required for mRNA decay and their coupling to other cellular processes, and the physiological relevance of many of these interactions are supported by their evolutionary conservation. The interactions also provide a wealth of hypotheses to guide future research on mRNA degradation and demonstrate the power of exhaustive protein interaction mapping in aiding understanding of uncharacterized protein complexes and pathways.

    Genome research 2004;14;7;1315-23

  • Akt binds prohibitin 2 and relieves its repression of MyoD and muscle differentiation.

    Sun L, Liu L, Yang XJ and Wu Z

    Department of Biochemistry, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China.

    In a yeast two-hybrid screen using the full-length Akt as bait, we found that prohibitin 2 (PHB2) specifically interacts with Akt. The C terminus of Akt (amino acids 413-480) and a central region of PHB2 (amino acids 120-232) are responsible for their mutual interaction. PHB2 acts as a transcriptional repressor in cells. PHB2 interacts with both MyoD and MEF2, and represses both MyoD- and MEF2-dependent gene transcription. Furthermore, binding of PHB2 to both MyoD and MEF2 significantly decreases upon myogenic differentiation. When stably expressed in C2C12 myogenic cells, PHB2 inhibits myogenin induction and phenotypic muscle differentiation. PHB2 was found to specifically recruit histone deacetylase 1, which is probably responsible for its repressive activity. Co-expression of Akt can partially reduce PHB2 binding to MyoD and relieve the repressive effect of PHB2 on myogenic reporters, which could be one of the mechanisms underlying Akt-mediated MyoD activation and accelerated muscle differentiation.

    Journal of cell science 2004;117;Pt 14;3021-9

  • Transcriptional regulation by the repressor of estrogen receptor activity via recruitment of histone deacetylases.

    Kurtev V, Margueron R, Kroboth K, Ogris E, Cavailles V and Seiser C

    Institute of Medical Biochemistry, Max F. Perutz Laboratories, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna Biocenter, Dr. Bohr-Gasse 9/2, A-1030 Vienna, Austria.

    Histone acetyltransferases and deacetylases are recruited by transcription factors and adapter proteins to regulate specific subsets of target genes. We were interested in identifying interaction partners of histone deacetylase 1 (HDAC1) that might be involved in conferring target or substrate specificity. Using the yeast two-hybrid system, we isolated the repressor of estrogen receptor activity (REA) as a novel HDAC1-associated protein. We demonstrated the in vivo interaction of REA with HDAC1 and characterized the respective domains required for their interaction in vitro. In addition, we found that REA also associates with the class II histone deacetylase HDAC5. In luciferase reporter assays, REA decreased transcription, and this repression was sensitive to the deacetylase inhibitor trichostatin A. Finally, we showed that REA specifically interacts with the chicken ovalbumin upstream binding transcription factors and II. The nuclear receptor chicken ovalbumin upstream binding transcription factor I was found to cooperate with REA and histone deacetylases in the repression of target genes. We, therefore, propose a novel function for REA as a mediator of transcriptional repression by nuclear hormone receptors via recruitment of histone deacetylases.

    The Journal of biological chemistry 2004;279;23;24834-43

  • A physical and functional map of the human TNF-alpha/NF-kappa B signal transduction pathway.

    Bouwmeester T, Bauch A, Ruffner H, Angrand PO, Bergamini G, Croughton K, Cruciat C, Eberhard D, Gagneur J, Ghidelli S, Hopf C, Huhse B, Mangano R, Michon AM, Schirle M, Schlegl J, Schwab M, Stein MA, Bauer A, Casari G, Drewes G, Gavin AC, Jackson DB, Joberty G, Neubauer G, Rick J, Kuster B and Superti-Furga G

    Cellzome AG, Meyerhofstrasse 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany. tewis.bouwmeester@cellzome.com

    Signal transduction pathways are modular composites of functionally interdependent sets of proteins that act in a coordinated fashion to transform environmental information into a phenotypic response. The pro-inflammatory cytokine tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha triggers a signalling cascade, converging on the activation of the transcription factor NF-kappa B, which forms the basis for numerous physiological and pathological processes. Here we report the mapping of a protein interaction network around 32 known and candidate TNF-alpha/NF-kappa B pathway components by using an integrated approach comprising tandem affinity purification, liquid-chromatography tandem mass spectrometry, network analysis and directed functional perturbation studies using RNA interference. We identified 221 molecular associations and 80 previously unknown interactors, including 10 new functional modulators of the pathway. This systems approach provides significant insight into the logic of the TNF-alpha/NF-kappa B pathway and is generally applicable to other pathways relevant to human disease.

    Nature cell biology 2004;6;2;97-105

  • Modulation of estrogen receptor activity by selective coregulators.

    Martini PG and Katzenellenbogen BS

    Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, College of Medicine, University of Illinois, 524 Burrill Hall, 407 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA.

    The estrogen receptor (ER), a member of the nuclear hormone receptor superfamily, is a hormone-regulated transcription factor that mediates the effects of estrogens and antiestrogens in breast cancer and other estrogen target cells. Because of the role of estrogens in promoting the growth and progression of breast cancer, there is great interest in exploring ways to functionally inactivate the ER, thereby suppressing ER-mediated gene expression and cell proliferation. These approaches have involved the use of antiestrogens such as tamoxifen, dominant negative ERs and, more recently, the use of corepressors. Through the use of two-hybrid screening, we have recently identified a selective repressor of estrogen receptor activity (REA). This protein is recruited to the hormone-occupied ER and selectively represses its transcriptional activity but not the other steroid and non-steroid nuclear receptors. REA also interacts with a protein, prothymosin-alpha (PTalpha), that selectively enhances ER transcriptional activity by recruiting the repressive REA protein away from ER. Analysis of the mechanisms underlying the activities of these two proteins highlights a new role for REA and PTalpha as activity-modulating proteins that confer receptor specificity.

    Funded by: NCI NIH HHS: CA 18119, CA 60514

    The Journal of steroid biochemistry and molecular biology 2003;85;2-5;117-22

  • Mammalian prohibitin proteins respond to mitochondrial stress and decrease during cellular senescence.

    Coates PJ, Nenutil R, McGregor A, Picksley SM, Crouch DH, Hall PA and Wright EG

    Department of Molecular and Cellular Pathology, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee DD1 9SY, United Kingdom. p.j.coates@dundee.ac.uk

    The two prohibitin proteins, Phb1p and Phb2p(BAP37), have been ascribed various functions, including cell cycle regulation, apoptosis, assembly of mitochondrial respiratory chain enzymes, and aging. We show that the mammalian prohibitins are present in the inner mitochondrial membrane and are always bound to each other, with no free protein detectable. They are coexpressed during development and in adult mammalian tissues, and expression levels are indicative of a role in mitochondrial metabolism, but are not compatible with roles in the regulation of cellular proliferation or apoptosis. High level expression of the proteins is consistently seen in primary human tumors, while cellular senescence of human and chick fibroblasts is accompanied by heterogeneous decreases in both proteins. The two proteins are induced by metabolic stress caused by an imbalance in the synthesis of mitochondrial- and nuclear-encoded mitochondrial proteins, but do not respond to oxidative stress, heat shock, or other cellular stresses. The gene promoter sequences contain binding sites for the Myc oncoprotein and overexpression of Myc induces expression of the prohibitins. The data support conserved roles for the prohibitins in regulating mitochondrial respiratory activity and in aging.

    Experimental cell research 2001;265;2;262-73

  • Prothymosin alpha selectively enhances estrogen receptor transcriptional activity by interacting with a repressor of estrogen receptor activity.

    Martini PG, Delage-Mourroux R, Kraichely DM and Katzenellenbogen BS

    Departments of Molecular and Integrative Physiology and Cell and Structural Biology, University of Illinois and College of Medicine, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA.

    We find that prothymosin alpha (PTalpha) selectively enhances transcriptional activation by the estrogen receptor (ER) but not transcriptional activity of other nuclear hormone receptors. This selectivity for ER is explained by PTalpha interaction not with ER, but with a 37-kDa protein denoted REA, for repressor of estrogen receptor activity, a protein that we have previously shown binds to ER, blocking coactivator binding to ER. We isolated PTalpha, known to be a chromatin-remodeling protein associated with cell proliferation, using REA as bait in a yeast two-hybrid screen with a cDNA library from MCF-7 human breast cancer cells. PTalpha increases the magnitude of ERalpha transcriptional activity three- to fourfold. It shows lesser enhancement of ERbeta transcriptional activity and has no influence on the transcriptional activity of other nuclear hormone receptors (progesterone receptor, glucocorticoid receptor, thyroid hormone receptor, or retinoic acid receptor) or on the basal activity of ERs. In contrast, the steroid receptor coactivator SRC-1 increases transcriptional activity of all of these receptors. Cotransfection of PTalpha or SRC-1 with increasing amounts of REA, as well as competitive glutathione S-transferase pulldown and mammalian two-hybrid studies, show that REA competes with PTalpha (or SRC-1) for regulation of ER transcriptional activity and suppresses the ER stimulation by PTalpha or SRC-1, indicating that REA can function as an anticoactivator in cells. Our data support a model in which PTalpha, which does not interact with ER, selectively enhances the transcriptional activity of the ER but not that of other nuclear receptors by recruiting the repressive REA protein away from ER, thereby allowing effective coactivation of ER with SRC-1 or other coregulators. The ability of PTalpha to directly interact in vitro and in vivo with REA, a selective coregulator of the ER, thereby enabling the interaction of ER with coactivators, appears to explain its ability to selectively enhance ER transcriptional activity. These findings highlight a new role for PTalpha as a coregulator activity-modulating protein that confers receptor specificity. Proteins such as PTalpha represent an additional regulatory component that defines a novel paradigm enabling receptor-selective enhancement of transcriptional activity by coactivators.

    Funded by: NCI NIH HHS: 5T32 CA09067, CA18119, CA60514, R01 CA018119, T32 CA009067

    Molecular and cellular biology 2000;20;17;6224-32

  • Gene expression profiling in the human hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis and full-length cDNA cloning.

    Hu RM, Han ZG, Song HD, Peng YD, Huang QH, Ren SX, Gu YJ, Huang CH, Li YB, Jiang CL, Fu G, Zhang QH, Gu BW, Dai M, Mao YF, Gao GF, Rong R, Ye M, Zhou J, Xu SH, Gu J, Shi JX, Jin WR, Zhang CK, Wu TM, Huang GY, Chen Z, Chen MD and Chen JL

    Rui-Jin Hospital, Shanghai Institute of Endocrinology, Shanghai Second Medical University, China.

    The primary neuroendocrine interface, hypothalamus and pituitary, together with adrenals, constitute the major axis responsible for the maintenance of homeostasis and the response to the perturbations in the environment. The gene expression profiling in the human hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis was catalogued by generating a large amount of expressed sequence tags (ESTs), followed by bioinformatics analysis (http://www.chgc.sh.cn/ database). Totally, 25,973 sequences of good quality were obtained from 31,130 clones (83.4%) from cDNA libraries of the hypothalamus, pituitary, and adrenal glands. After eliminating 5,347 sequences corresponding to repetitive elements and mtDNA, 20,626 ESTs could be assembled into 9, 175 clusters (3,979, 3,074, and 4,116 clusters in hypothalamus, pituitary, and adrenal glands, respectively) when overlapping ESTs were integrated. Of these clusters, 2,777 (30.3%) corresponded to known genes, 4,165 (44.8%) to dbESTs, and 2,233 (24.3%) to novel ESTs. The gene expression profiles reflected well the functional characteristics of the three levels in the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis, because most of the 20 genes with highest expression showed statistical difference in terms of tissue distribution, including a group of tissue-specific functional markers. Meanwhile, some findings were made with regard to the physiology of the axis, and 200 full-length cDNAs of novel genes were cloned and sequenced. All of these data may contribute to the understanding of the neuroendocrine regulation of human life.

    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2000;97;17;9543-8

  • An estrogen receptor-selective coregulator that potentiates the effectiveness of antiestrogens and represses the activity of estrogens.

    Montano MM, Ekena K, Delage-Mourroux R, Chang W, Martini P and Katzenellenbogen BS

    Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Illinois and College of Medicine, Urbana, IL 61801-3704, USA.

    The action of nuclear hormone receptors is tripartite, involving the receptor, its ligands, and its coregulator proteins. The estrogen receptor (ER), a member of this superfamily, is a hormone-activated transcription factor that mediates the stimulatory effects of estrogens and the inhibitory effects of antiestrogens such as tamoxifen in breast cancer and other estrogen target cells. To understand how antiestrogens and dominant negative ERs suppress ER activity, we used a dominant negative ER as bait in two-hybrid screening assays from which we isolated a clone from breast cancer cells that potentiates the inhibitory activities of dominant negative ERs and antiestrogen-liganded ER. At higher concentrations, it also represses the transcriptional activity of the estradiol-liganded ER, while having no effect on other nuclear hormone receptors. This clone, denoted REA for "repressor of estrogen receptor activity," encodes a 37-kDa protein that is an ER-selective coregulator. Its competitive reversal of steroid receptor coactivator 1 enhancement of ER activity and its direct interaction with liganded ER suggest that it may play an important role in determining the sensitivity of estrogen target cells, including breast cancer cells, to antiestrogens and estrogens.

    Funded by: NCI NIH HHS: CA18119, CA60514, R01 CA018119

    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 1999;96;12;6947-52

  • The prohibitin family of mitochondrial proteins regulate replicative lifespan.

    Coates PJ, Jamieson DJ, Smart K, Prescott AR and Hall PA

    Department of Molecular and Cellular Pathology, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, UK. pjcoates@ninewells.dundee.ac.uk

    Cellular senescence is determined by multiple factors, including the genetic regulation of metabolism and responses to endogenous and exogenous stresses [1-4]. Recent studies implicate a limited number of gene products in elongating lifespan in yeast and Caenorhabditis elegans [2-4]; these include the C, elegans gene cik-1, a central regulator of metabolism [5], and yeast RAS2, which controls the response to ultraviolet irradiation and other stresses [3]. Another gene postulated to effect senescence is PHB1, the yeast homologue of prohibitin [3], a rodent gene initially identified as a potential regulator of growth arrest and tumour suppressor [6-8]. Highly conserved prohibitin homologues have been identified in mammals [9], Drosophila [10], C. elegans [9], plants [11] and yeast. A second mammalian gene, encoding BAP37, a protein with sequence similarity to prohibitin, is thought to be involved in lymphocyte function [9]. Here, we show that the nuclear-encoded mammalian prohibitin and BAP37 proteins are present in mitochondria, are co-expressed, and interact physically with each other. Deletion of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae homologues, PHB1 and PHB2, results in a decreased replicative lifespan and a defect in mitochondrial membrane potential. Our observations highlight the relationship between the metabolic efficiency of cells and the ageing process, and provide evidence for its evolutionary conservation.

    Current biology : CB 1997;7;8;607-10

  • Large-scale sequencing in human chromosome 12p13: experimental and computational gene structure determination.

    Ansari-Lari MA, Shen Y, Muzny DM, Lee W and Gibbs RA

    Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA. ma029926@bcm.tmc.edu

    The detailed genomic organization of a gene-dense region at human chromosome 12p13, spanning 223 kb of contiguous sequence, was determined. This region is composed of 20 genes and several other expressed sequences. Experimental tools including RT-PCR and cDNA sequencing, combined with gene prediction programs, were utilized in the analysis of the sequence. Various computer software programs were employed for sequence similarity searches and functional predictions. The high number of genes with diverse functions and complex transcriptional patterns make this region ideal for addressing challenges of gene discovery and genomic characterization amenable to large-scale sequence analysis.

    Funded by: NHGRI NIH HHS: R01 HG01459

    Genome research 1997;7;3;268-80

  • A gene-rich cluster between the CD4 and triosephosphate isomerase genes at human chromosome 12p13.

    Ansari-Lari MA, Muzny DM, Lu J, Lu F, Lilley CE, Spanos S, Malley T and Gibbs RA

    Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA. ma029926@bcm.tmc.edu

    The genomic sequence of the human CD4 gene and its neighboring region, located at chromosome 12p13, was generated using the large-scale shotgun sequencing strategy. A total of 117 kb of genomic sequence and approximately 11 kb of cDNA sequence were obtained. Six genes, including CD4, triosephosphate isomerase, B3 subunit of G proteins (GNB3), and ubiquitin isopeptidase T (ISOT), with known functions, and two new genes with unknown functions were identified. Using a battery of strategies, the exon/intron boundaries, splice variants, and tissue expression patterns of the genes were determined. Various computer software was utilized for analyses of the DNA and amino acid sequences. The results of the analyses and sequence-based strategies for gene identification are discussed.

    Funded by: NHGRI NIH HHS: P30 HG00210, R0I HG00823

    Genome research 1996;6;4;314-26

Gene lists (8)

Gene List Source Species Name Description Gene count
L00000009 G2C Homo sapiens Human PSD Human orthologues of mouse PSD adapted from Collins et al (2006) 1080
L00000015 G2C Homo sapiens Human NRC Human orthologues of mouse NRC adapted from Collins et al (2006) 186
L00000016 G2C Homo sapiens Human PSP Human orthologues of mouse PSP adapted from Collins et al (2006) 1121
L00000049 G2C Homo sapiens TAP-PSD-95-CORE TAP-PSD-95 pull-down core list (ortho) 120
L00000059 G2C Homo sapiens BAYES-COLLINS-HUMAN-PSD-CONSENSUS Human cortex PSD consensus 748
L00000061 G2C Homo sapiens BAYES-COLLINS-MOUSE-PSD-CONSENSUS Mouse cortex PSD consensus (ortho) 984
L00000069 G2C Homo sapiens BAYES-COLLINS-HUMAN-PSD-FULL Human cortex biopsy PSD full list 1461
L00000071 G2C Homo sapiens BAYES-COLLINS-MOUSE-PSD-FULL Mouse cortex PSD full list (ortho) 1556
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