Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
J Biol Chem. 2001 May 11;276(19):15571-4. Epub 2001 Mar 23.

Stable association of hsp90 and p23, but Not hsp70, with active human telomerase.

Author information

  • 1Departments of Pathology and Human Genetics, Massey Cancer Center, Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23298-0662, USA.

Abstract

The ribonucleoprotein telomerase holoenzyme is minimally composed of a catalytic subunit, hTERT, and its associated template RNA component, hTR. We have previously found two additional components of the telomerase holoenzyme, the chaperones p23 and heat shock protein (hsp) 90, both of which are required for efficient telomerase assembly in vitro and in vivo. Both hsp90 and p23 bind specifically to hTERT and influence its proper assembly with the template RNA, hTR. We report here that the hsp70 chaperone also associates with hTERT in the absence of hTR and dissociates when telomerase is folded into its active state, similar to what occurs with other chaperone targets. Our data also indicate that hsp90 and p23 remain associated with functional telomerase complexes, which differs from other hsp90-folded enzymes that require only a transient hsp90.p23 binding. Our data suggest that components of the hsp90 chaperone complex, while required for telomerase assembly, remain associated with active enzyme, which may ultimately provide critical insight into the biochemical properties of telomerase assembly.

PMID:
11274138
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for HighWire
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk