Lucilla Bongiorno-Borbone

Pierre and Marie Curie University - Paris 6, Lutetia Parisorum, Île-de-France, France

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Publications (4)14.33 Total impact

  • Lucilla Bongiorno-Borbone, Gress Kadaré, Fabio Benfenati, Jean-Antoine Girault
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    ABSTRACT: Focal adhesion kinase (FAK) and proline-rich tyrosine kinase 2 (PYK2) are two related non-receptor tyrosine kinases highly expressed in brain. Although they are both involved in synaptic plasticity, little is known about their specific neuronal partners. Using a yeast two-hybrid screen and GST pull-down assays we show that SAPAP3 (SAP90/PSD-95-Associated Protein-3) interacts with FAK (residues 676-840) and PYK2. The three proteins partly co-distribute in the same sucrose gradient fractions as the post-synaptic density protein PSD-95 and Src. Our results suggest that SAPAP3 is an anchoring protein for FAK and PYK2 in post-synaptic densities and may contribute to the synaptic function of these tyrosine kinases.
    Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 12/2005; 337(2):641-6. · 2.41 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Focal adhesion kinase (FAK) is a non-receptor tyrosine kinase that activates Src family kinases via SH2- and SH3-mediated interactions. Specific FAK isoforms (FAK+), responsive to depolarization and neurotransmitters, are enriched in neurons. We analyzed the interactions of endogenous FAK+ and recombinant FAK+ isoforms containing amino acid insertions (boxes 6,7,28) with an array of SH3 domains and the c-Src SH2/SH3 domain tandem. Endogenous FAK+ bound specifically to the SH3 domains of c-Src (but not n-Src), Fyn, Yes, phosphtidylinositol-3 kinase, amphiphysin II, amphiphysin I, phospholipase Cgamma and NH2-terminal Grb2. The inclusion of boxes 6,7 was associated with a significant decrease in the binding of FAK+ to the c-Src and Fyn SH3 domains, and a significant increase in the binding to the Src SH2 domain, as a consequence of the higher phosphorylation of Tyr-397. The novel interaction with the amphiphysin SH3 domain, involving the COOH-terminal proline-rich region of FAK, was confirmed by coimmunoprecipitation of the two proteins and a closely similar response to stimuli affecting the actin cytoskeleton. Moreover, an impairment of endocytosis was observed in synaptosomes after internalization of a proline-rich peptide corresponding to the site of interaction. The data account for the different subcellular distribution of FAK and Src kinases and the specific regulation of the transduction pathways linked to FAK activation in the brain and implicate FAK in the regulation of membrane trafficking in nerve terminals.
    Journal of Neurochemistry 02/2003; 84(2):253-65. · 3.97 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Focal adhesion kinase (FAK) and the related proline-rich tyrosine kinase 2 (PYK2) are non-receptor protein tyrosine kinases that transduce extracellular signals through the activation of Src family kinases and are highly enriched in neurones. To further elucidate the regulation of FAK and PYK2 in nervous tissue, we investigated their distribution in brain subcellular fractions and analysed their translocation between membrane and cytosolic compartments. We have found that FAK and PYK2 are present in a small membrane-associated pool and a larger cytosolic pool in various neuronal compartments including nerve terminals. In intact nerve terminals, inhibition of Src kinases inhibited the membrane association of FAK, but not of PYK2, whereas tyrosine phosphatase inhibition sharply increased the membrane association of both FAK and PYK2. Disruption of the actin cytoskeleton was followed by a decrease in the membrane-associated pool of FAK, but not of PYK2. For both kinases, a significant correlation was found between autophosphorylation and membrane association. The data indicate that FAK and PYK2 are present in nerve terminals and that the membrane association of FAK is regulated by both phosphorylation and actin assembly, whereas that of PKY2 is primarily dependent on its phosphorylation state.
    Journal of Neurochemistry 07/2002; 81(6):1212-22. · 3.97 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Focal adhesion kinase (FAK) and the related proline-rich tyrosine kinase 2 (PYK2) are non-receptor protein tyrosine kinases that transduce extracellular signals through the activation of Src family kinases and are highly enriched in neurones. To further elucidate the regulation of FAK and PYK2 in nervous tissue, we investigated their distribution in brain subcellular fractions and analysed their translocation between membrane and cytosolic compartments. We have found that FAK and PYK2 are present in a small membrane-associated pool and a larger cytosolic pool in various neuronal compartments including nerve terminals. In intact nerve terminals, inhibition of Src kinases inhibited the membrane association of FAK, but not of PYK2, whereas tyrosine phosphatase inhibition sharply increased the membrane association of both FAK and PYK2. Disruption of the actin cytoskeleton was followed by a decrease in the membrane-associated pool of FAK, but not of PYK2. For both kinases, a significant correlation was found between autophosphorylation and membrane association. The data indicate that FAK and PYK2 are present in nerve terminals and that the membrane association of FAK is regulated by both phosphorylation and actin assembly, whereas that of PKY2 is primarily dependent on its phosphorylation state.
    Journal of Neurochemistry 06/2002; 81(6):1212 - 1222. · 3.97 Impact Factor

Publication Stats

32 Citations
14.33 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 2005
    • Pierre and Marie Curie University - Paris 6
      Lutetia Parisorum, Île-de-France, France
    • Unité Inserm U1077
      Caen, Lower Normandy, France
  • 2002–2003
    • Università degli Studi di Genova
      • Dipartimento di Medicina sperimentale (DIMES)
      Genova, Liguria, Italy
    • University of Rome Tor Vergata
      Roma, Latium, Italy