Publications (2)4.42 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Ran-binding protein in microtubule-organizing center (RanBPM) has been reported to interact with the neurotrophin receptors p75NTR and TrkA, meanwhile p75NTR and TrkA can also interact with TRAF6. Whether RanBPM interacts directly with TRAF6 has not yet been established. In this study, using a yeast two-hybrid system and glutathione-S: -transferase pull-down assays, we determined that RanBPM binds to the TRAF6 C-terminus through its SPRY motif. Complex formation between overexpressed RanBPM and TRAF6 was also confirmed with a co-immunoprecipitation assay, laser scanning confocal and fluorescence resonance energy transfer. Additional co-immunoprecipitation experiments verified that endogenous RanBPM and TRAF6 interact in several mammalian cell lines. A series of experiments revealed that RanBPM influences TRAF6 ubiquitination and the TRAF6-triggered NF-κB signaling pathway through RanBPM's interaction with TRAF6. These data suggest that RanBPM participates in gene transcription by binding to TRAF6.
    Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry 07/2011; 359(1-2):83-94. DOI:10.1007/s11010-011-1002-3 · 2.39 Impact Factor
  • Yuhe Yuan · Chengbo Fu · Hong Chen · Xin Wang · Weiwei Deng · Bing-Ren Huang ·
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    ABSTRACT: RanBPM as a novel binding protein can interact with neurotrophin receptor p75NTR and tyrosine kinase receptor Met which has a similar tyrosine kinase structure as receptor TrkA has. Whether RanBPM interacts with neurotrophin receptor TrkA has not been established to date. In this study, using yeast two-hybrid system, it was identified that RanBPM bound to the intracellular domain (ICD) of neurotrophin receptor TrkA through its SPRY motif. We confirmed the formation of complexes between RanBPM and TrkA by co-immunoprecipitation studies and GST pull-down assays. The region of TrkA interacted with the SPRY domain of RanBPM was located in its tyrosine kinase domain. Furthermore, coimmunoprecipitaiton revealed endogenous RanBPM and receptors TrkA did interact in several mammalian cell lines. It was found that the overexpression of RanBPM could inhibit NGF-induced increase of nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT) dependent luciferase expression through its interaction with receptor TrkA, and NFAT transcriptional activity plays an important role in neuronal signal transduction. These data suggested that RanBPM could participate in neurotrophin-mediated gene transcription and expression by its binding to TrkA.
    Neuroscience Letters 11/2006; 407(1):26-31. DOI:10.1016/j.neulet.2006.06.059 · 2.03 Impact Factor