Zhang B, Srirangam A, Potter DA, Roman A.. HPV16 E5 protein disrupts the c-Cbl-EGFR interaction and EGFR ubiquitination in human foreskin keratinocytes. Oncogene 24: 2585-2588

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5120, USA.
Oncogene (Impact Factor: 8.46). 05/2005; 24(15):2585-8. DOI: 10.1038/sj.onc.1208453
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The E5 protein of human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16) is a small hydrophobic protein, which localizes to the cell membrane, Golgi apparatus and endosomes. HPV16 E5 enhances the activation of the epidermal growth factor (EGFR). The activated EGFR is downregulated through the endocytic pathway, where E5 has been shown to inhibit endosomal acidification and trafficking. Ubiquitination of the activated EGFR plays a role in this downregulation. c-Cbl is a ubiquitin ligase that associates with the activated EGFR and targets it for degradation. Since E5 has been shown to form a complex with the EGFR, we tested the hypothesis that E5 affects the interaction of c-Cbl with the EGFR. We found a significant decrease of c-Cbl bound to the EGFR and of ubiquitinated EGFR in the presence of E5. E5 did not affect c-Cbl steady-state level, phosphorylation or translocation to the membrane. This novel result suggests that HPV16 E5 may, at least in part, upregulate EGFR-mediated signal transduction by inhibiting the interaction of c-Cbl with the EGFR, thereby decreasing c-Cbl-mediated degradation of the EGFR.

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    • "r trafficking in a pH - independent manner , by affecting reorganization of the actin cytoskeleton , or by inhibiting vesicle fusion ( Suprynowicz et al . , 2010 ; Thomsen et al . , 2000 ) . Alternatively , 16E5 may inhibit ubiquitination and subsequent proteasomal degradation of the EGFR by disrupting the binding of Cbl , an E3 ubiquitin ligase ( Zhang et al . , 2005 ) . Finally , 16E5 may modify the lipid composition and dynamics of cell membranes ( Bravo et al . , 2005 ) . This is consistent with the observation that 16E5 increases the plasma membrane expression of caveolin - 1 and the ganglioside GM1 , both components of lipid rafts ( Suprynowicz et al . , 2008 ) . These changes in membrane chemi"
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