The scaffold protein Shoc2 accelerates activity of the ERK1 and ERK2 (ERK1/2, also known as MAPK3 and MAPK1) pathway. Mutations in Shoc2 result in Noonan-like RASopathy, a developmental disorder with a wide spectrum of symptoms. The amplitude of the ERK1/2 signals transduced through the complex is fine-tuned by the HUWE1-mediated ubiquitylation of Shoc2 and its signaling partner RAF-1. Here, we provide a mechanistic basis of how ubiquitylation of Shoc2 and RAF-1 is controlled.We demonstrate that the newly identified binding partner of Shoc2, the (AAA+) ATPase PSMC5, triggers translocation of Shoc2 to endosomes. At the endosomes, PSMC5 displaces the E3 ligase HUWE1 from the scaffolding complex to attenuate ubiquitylation of Shoc2 and RAF-1. We show that a RASopathy mutation that changes the subcellular distribution of Shoc2 leads to alterations in Shoc2 ubiquitylation due to the loss of accessibility to PSMC5. In summary, our results demonstrate that PSMC5 is a new and important player involved in regulating ERK1/2 signal transmission through the remodeling of Shoc2 scaffold complex in a spatially-defined manner.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Journal of Cell Science|
|State||Published - 2015|
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- Shoc2 scaffold
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cell Biology