Revealing the Dynamics of the 20 S Proteasome Phosphoproteome: A Combined CID and Electron Transfer Dissociation Approach

Department of Chemistry and Institutes of Biomedical Sciences, Fudan University, 200032 Shanghai, China.
Molecular & Cellular Proteomics (Impact Factor: 6.56). 07/2008; 7(11):2073-89. DOI: 10.1074/mcp.M800064-MCP200
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The 20 S proteasomes play a critical role in intracellular homeostasis and stress response. Their function is tuned by covalent modifications, such as phosphorylation. In this study, we performed a comprehensive characterization of the phosphoproteome for the 20 S proteasome complexes in both the murine heart and liver. A platform combining parallel approaches in differential sample fractionation (SDS-PAGE, IEF, and two-dimensional electrophoresis), enzymatic digestion (trypsin and chymotrypsin), phosphopeptide enrichment (TiO(2)), and peptide fragmentation (CID and electron transfer dissociation (ETD)) has proven to be essential for identifying low abundance phosphopeptides. As a result, a total of 52 phosphorylation identifications were made in mammalian tissues; 44 of them were novel. These identifications include single (serine, threonine, and tyrosine) and dual phosphorylation peptides. 34 phosphopeptides were identified by CID; 10 phosphopeptides, including a key modification on the catalytically essential beta5 subunit, were identified only by ETD; eight phosphopeptides were shared identifications by both CID and ETD. Besides the commonly shared phosphorylation sites, unique sites were detected in the murine heart and liver, documenting variances in phosphorylation between tissues within the proteasome populations. Furthermore the biological significance of these 20 S phosphoproteomes was evaluated. The role of cAMP-dependent protein kinase A (PKA) to modulate these phosphoproteomes was examined. Using a proteomics approach, many of the cardiac and hepatic 20 S subunits were found to be substrate targets of PKA. Incubation of the intact 20 S proteasome complexes with active PKA enhanced phosphorylation in both existing PKA phosphorylation sites as well as novel sites in these 20 S subunits. Furthermore treatment with active PKA significantly elevated all three peptidase activities (beta1 caspase-like, beta2 trypsin-like, and beta5 chymotrypsin-like), demonstrating a functional role of PKA in governing these 20 S phosphoproteomes.

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    • "In the 20S proteasomal phosphoproteome, Ser157 in murine β1 (158 in human) has been suggested to be a PKA (protein kinase A) phosphorylation site [30]. However, the biological significance of this possible phosphorylation is unknown. "
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    • "The functional consequence of PKCβII-induced 20S proteasome phosphorylation was also demonstrated in isolated neonatal cardiomyocytes since both βIIV5-3, a PKCβII-specific inhibitor (but not selective inhibitors for α, βI or PKCε) and PKCβ knockdown using siRNA abrogated PMA-induced proteasomal dysfunction and the accumulation of damaged proteins (Fig. 2B–C). Since proteasomal activity is regulated by multiple factors, such as intracellular ATP levels [26] and post-translational modification of the proteasome [28], [29], [30], [31], the in vitro findings might not reflect proteasomal regulation in vivo. Thus, we next examined whether PKCβII activation disrupts cardiac PQC related to UPS dysfunction in myocardial infarction- and hypertensive-induced HF rats. "
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    • "Thousands of phosphorylated proteins and their phosphorylation sites have been identified in many model organisms, from bacteria [27], yeast [28] and worms [29] to plants [30] and animals [31]. Over the last few years, many groups have contributed to cardiovascular phosphoproteomic analysis of cardiac myocytes [32], cardiac mitochondria [33] [34], 20S proteasomes [35] and myofilaments [36]. "
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