Coronin 1B Antagonizes Cortactin and Remodels Arp2/3-Containing Actin Branches in Lamellipodia

Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7295, USA.
Cell (Impact Factor: 32.24). 10/2008; 134(5):828-42. DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2008.06.054
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The dendritic actin network generated by the Arp2/3 complex in lamellipodia underlies formation of protrusions, directional sensing, and migration. While the generation of this network is well studied, the mechanisms regulating network disassembly are poorly understood. We report that Coronin 1B disassembles Arp2/3-containing actin filament branches by inducing Arp2/3 dissociation. This activity is antagonized by Cortactin, a filament branch stabilizer. Consistent with this biochemical competition, depletion of both proteins partially rescues defects in lamellipodial dynamics observed upon depletion of either protein alone. Coronin 1B targets actin branches in a manner that is mutually exclusive with the Arp2/3 complex and alters the branch angle. We conclude that Coronin 1B replaces the Arp2/3 complex at actin filament branches as the dendritic network matures and drives the turnover of branched actin networks.

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    • "g control of WAVE2 - mediated actin polymerization by PI ( 3 , 4 , 5 ) P 3 ( Oikawa et al . , 2004 ) . In ad - dition , disassembly of lamellipodial branched actin networks may rely on other molecular mechanisms that promote deb - ranching such as antagonism of cortactin by coronin and of antagonism of Arp2 / 3 complex by glial maturation factor ( Cai et al . , 2008 ; Gandhi et al . , 2010 ; Luan and Nolen , 2013 ; Yden - berg et al . , 2013 ) . Endosomal actin turnover is also likely to be controlled by actin severing factors such as cofilin . Although we cannot rule out a role for such factors in PI ( 3 , 5 ) P 2 - mediated regulation of actin stability , inhibition of PI ( 3 , 5 ) P 2 synthesis "
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    • "We speculate that both up-and downregulation of Src and cortactin affect actin networks and bundles, resulting in an imbalance of actin-driven forces that controls the positioning of filopodia within lamellipodia compared with control conditions. These results indicate that Src and cortactin play a critical role in integrating filopodia within the lamellipodial actin network (Figure 9, process 2; most likely via Arp2/3), as well as in stabilizing actin bundles in filopodia (Figure 9, process 3; most likely via dynamin), consistent with recent studies proposing that cortactin and dynamin stabilize actin bundles in growth cone filopodia (Yamada et al., 2013) and that cortactin stabilizes actin branches in nonneuronal cells (Weaver et al., 2001; Cai et al., 2008). The fact that CortF but not CASrc2 expression alone affected large-scale lateral movement of filopodia, whereas the combinatorial expression restored the phenotype to control levels, could suggest that CASrc2 acts through an additional pathway in this case. "
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    • "SSH dephosphorylates Coronin 1B and Cofilin (step 5; Cai et al., 2007; this paper). Dephosphorylated Coronin 1B binds Arp2/3 complex and removes it from the branch (step 6; Cai et al., 2008). The destabilized branch is then severed by active Cofilin (Pollard and Borisy, 2003). "
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