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J Biol Chem. 2009 Sep 18;284(38):25889-99. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M109.019505. Epub 2009 Jun 5.

Cooperative regulation of the interferon regulatory factor-1 tumor suppressor protein by core components of the molecular chaperone machinery.

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Cancer Research UK Interferon and Cell Signalling Group, Cell Signalling Unit, Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH4 2XR, Scotland, United Kingdom.


Our understanding of the post-translational processes involved in regulating the interferon regulatory factor-1 (IRF-1) tumor suppressor protein is limited. The introduction of mutations within the C-terminal Mf1 domain (amino acids 301-325) impacts on IRF-1-mediated gene repression and growth suppression as well as the rate of IRF-1 degradation. However, nothing is known about the proteins that interact with this region to modulate IRF-1 function. A biochemical screen for Mf1-interacting proteins has identified an LXXLL motif that is required for binding of Hsp70 family members and cooperation with Hsp90 to regulate IRF-1 turnover and activity. These conclusions are supported by the finding that Hsp90 inhibitors suppress IRF-1-dependent transcription shortly after treatment, although at later time points inhibition of Hsp90 leads to an Hsp70-dependent depletion of nuclear IRF-1. Conversely, the half-life of IRF-1 is increased by Hsp90 in an ATPase-dependent manner leading to the accumulation of nuclear but not cytoplasmic IRF-1. This study begins to elucidate the role of the Mf1 domain of IRF-1 in orchestrating the recruitment of regulatory factors that can impact on both its turnover and transcriptional activity.

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