CARMA1-mediated NF-kappaB and JNK activation in lymphocytes

Department of Molecular and Cellular Oncology, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA.
Immunological Reviews (Impact Factor: 10.12). 04/2009; 228(1):199-211. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-065X.2008.00749.x
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Activation of transcription factor nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB) and Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) play the pivotal roles in regulation of lymphocyte activation and proliferation. Deregulation of these signaling pathways leads to inappropriate immune response and contributes to the development of leukemia/lymphoma. The scaffold protein CARMA1 [caspase-recruitment domain (CARD) membrane-associated guanylate kinase (MAGUK) protein 1] has a central role in regulation of NF-kappaB and the JNK2/c-Jun complex in both B and T lymphocytes. During last several years, tremendous work has been done to reveal the mechanism by which CARMA1 and its signaling partners, B cell CLL-lymphoma 10 and mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue 1, are activated and mediate NF-kappaB and JNK activation. In this review, we summarize our findings in revealing the roles of CARMA1 in the NF-kappaB and JNK signaling pathways in the context of recent advances in this field.

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    • "PKCθ phosphorylates CARMA1 in its Linker between the CD-CC domain and the MAGUK domain, which induces conformational change of CARMA1 [7], [8]. Then CARMA1 binds to Bcl10 through CARD-CARD interaction [9], [36]. Since our data suggested that CKIP-1 interacted with the CC domain of CARMA1, we hypothesized that CKIP-1 might inhibit the interaction between CARMA1 and PKCθ or between CARMA1 and Bcl10. "
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    • "For example, the MAGUK-containing CARMA1 emerges as a central regulator of lymphocytes activation and proliferation downstream of antigen receptor stimulation [14]. Indeed, CARMA1 operates as scaffold to recruit the heterodimer BCL10/MALT1 (CBM complex), a key step for conveying NF-κB signaling [14], [15], [16]. In addition to its established role in polarity, Dlgh1 was shown to modulate lymphocyte proliferation upon T-cell receptor ligation, possibly through p38 recruitment or via the transcription factor NF-AT [9], [10], [17], [18]. "
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    • "Further studies will be required to understand how the multiple domains of GAKIN integrate function prior to and during antigen receptor signaling. Bcl10 is an obligate component of the TCR pathway (Ruland et al., 2001), and its recruitment to CARD11 is an essential step in TCR signaling (Blonska and Lin, 2009). The dynamic association of GAKIN with CARD11 appears to reduce the fraction of CARD11 molecules that associate with Bcl10 during signaling (Figures 3I and 3J). "
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