Coordinated Regulation of AIB1 Transcriptional Activity by Sumoylation and Phosphorylation

Huijian Wu, Luyang Sun, Ying Zhang, Yupeng Chen, Bin Shi, Ruifang Li, Yan Wang, Jing Liang, Dongwei Fan, Ge Wu, Dan Wang, Shaosi Li (+1 others)
2006 Journal of Biological Chemistry  
AIB1, a member of the steroid receptor coactivator (SRC) family that participates in gene transcriptional activation by nuclear receptors and other transcription factors, is required for animal growth and reproductive development and implicated in breast carcinogenesis. The mechanisms underlying the AIB1 pleiotropic functions are not fully understood and neither is the regulation of its activity. Here, we showed that AIB1 was a sumoylated protein and the sumoylation attenuated the
more » ... n activity of AIB1, which is in contrast to the sumoylation of its paralogs, GRIP1 and SRC-1. The transactivation activity of AIB1 is enhanced by its phosphorylation by several kinases, including mitogen-activated protein kinase. We demonstrated in this report that estrogen treatment led to an increased phosphorylation and decreased sumoylation of AIB1 and that the sumoylation coordinated with phosphorylation in regulating the transcriptional activity of AIB1, providing a mechanism for post-translational modifications in regulating the transcriptional output of AIB1. . 2 The abbreviations used are: SRC, steroid receptor coactivator; MAPK, mitogenactivated protein kinase; SUMO, small ubiquitin-like modifier; CREB, cAMPresponse element-binding protein; E1, ubiquitin-activating enzyme; E2, ubiquitin carrier protein; E3, ubiquitin-protein isopeptide ligase; DBD, DNA-binding domain; ERK, extracellular signal-regulated kinase; HA, hemagglutinin; E 2 , 17␤-estradiol; wt, wild type; aa, amino acid(s).
doi:10.1074/jbc.m603772200 pmid:16760465 fatcat:jliew3s4rfhrtcfvkjrrllgsiu