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The ubiquitin ligase deltex-3l regulates endosomal sorting of the G protein-coupled receptor CXCR4. Mol Biol Cell 2014 Jun 15;25(12):1892-904



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2-s2.0-84902668477   33 Citations


G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) sorting into the degradative pathway is important for limiting the duration and magnitude of signaling. Agonist activation of the GPCR CXCR4 induces its rapid ubiquitination and sorting to lysosomes via the endosomal sorting complex required for transport (ESCRT) pathway. We recently reported that ESCRT-0 ubiquitination is linked to the efficiency with which CXCR4 is sorted for lysosomal degradation; however mechanistic insight is lacking. Here we define a novel role for the really interesting new gene-domain E3 ubiquitin ligase deltex-3-like (DTX3L) in regulating CXCR4 sorting from endosomes to lysosomes. We show that DTX3L localizes to early endosomes upon CXCR4 activation and interacts directly with and inhibits the activity of the E3 ubiquitin ligase atrophin-1 interacting protein 4. This serves to limit the extent to which ESCRT-0 is ubiquitinated and is able to sort CXCR4 for lysosomal degradation. Therefore we define a novel role for DTX3L in GPCR endosomal sorting and reveal an unprecedented link between two distinct E3 ubiquitin ligases to control the activity of the ESCRT machinery.

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Holleman J, Marchese A


Adriano Marchese PhD Professor in the Biochemistry department at Medical College of Wisconsin

MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing
Endosomal Sorting Complexes Required for Transport
HeLa Cells
Protein Transport
Receptors, CXCR4
Repressor Proteins
Ubiquitin-Protein Ligases