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J Biol Chem. 2012 Jul 27;287(31):25954-63. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M111.313809. Epub 2012 Jun 12.

Absence of a human DnaJ protein hTid-1S correlates with aberrant actin cytoskeleton organization in lesional psoriatic skin.

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  • 1Department of Biological Sciences, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon 305-701, South Korea.


The biochemical mechanism by which the human tumorous imaginal disc1(S) (hTid-1(S)) interferes with actin cytoskeleton organization in keratinocytes of human skin epidermis was investigated. We found that hTid-1, specifically hTid-1(S), interacts with MK5, a p38-regulated/activated protein kinase, and inhibits the protein kinase activity of MK5 that phosphorylates heat shock protein HSP27 in cultured HeLa cells. Thus, hTid-1(S) expression inhibits the phosphorylation of HSP27 known to play important roles in F-actin polymerization and actin cytoskeleton organization. The interplay between MK5/HSP27 signaling and hTid-1(S) expression was supported by the inhibition of HSP27 phosphorylation and MK5 activity in HeLa cells in response to hypoxia during which hTid-1(S) expression was down-regulated. We also found that overexpression of hTid-1(S) results in the inhibition of HSP27 phosphorylation, F-actin polymerization, and actin cytoskeleton organization in transduced HaCaT keratinocytes. This study further proposes that the loss of hTid-1(S) expression in the basal layer of skin epidermis correlates with the enhanced HSP27 phosphorylation, keratinocyte hyperproliferation, and excess actin cytoskeleton organization in lesional psoriatic skin.

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