Title of article :
Mobilization of Processed, Membrane-Tethered SPT23 Transcription Factor by CDC48UFD1/NPL4, a Ubiquitin-Selective Chaperone
Michael Rape، نويسنده , , Thorsten Hoppe، نويسنده , , Ingo Gorr، نويسنده , , Marian Kalocay، نويسنده , , Holger Richly، نويسنده , , Stefan Jentsch، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
هفته نامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2001
The OLE pathway of yeast regulates the level of the ER-bound enzyme Δ9-fatty acid desaturase OLE1, thereby controlling membrane fluidity. A central component of this regulon is the transcription factor SPT23, a homolog of mammalian NF-κB. SPT23 is synthesized as an inactive, ER membrane-anchored precursor that is activated by regulated ubiquitin/proteasome-dependent processing (RUP). We now show that SPT23 dimerizes prior to processing and that the processed molecule, p90, retains its ubiquitin modification and initially remains tethered to its unprocessed, membrane-bound SPT23 partner. Subsequently, p90 is liberated from its partner for nuclear targeting by the activity of the chaperone-like CDC48UFD1/NPL4 complex. Remarkably, this enzyme binds preferentially ubiquitinated substrates, suggesting that CDC48UFD1/NPL4 is qualified to selectively remove ubiquitin conjugates from protein complexes.