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J Biol Chem. 2010 Jun 18;285(25):19060-7. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M110.100396. Epub 2010 Apr 19.

Nucleophosmin/B23 inhibits Eg5-mediated microtubule depolymerization by inactivating its ATPase activity.

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Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale and School of Life Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230027, China.


Nucleophosmin/B23, an abundant nucleolar protein, plays multiple roles in cell growth and proliferation, and yet, little has been studied about its function in regulating dynamics of microtubules. Here, we report that B23 directly interacts with Eg5, a member of the kinesin family, in the cytosol. The DNA/RNA binding domain of B23 and the motor domain of Eg5 were found to be involved in their interaction. Both in vivo and in vitro evidences showed that B23 acts as an upstream regulator of Eg5 in promoting microtubule polymerization. Moreover, we further demonstrated that B23 regulates microtubule dynamics by directly inhibiting Eg5 ATPase activity.

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