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Mol Cells. 2019 Nov 14. doi: 10.14348/molcells.2019.0142. [Epub ahead of print]

c-Cbl Acts as an E3 Ligase Against DDA3 for Spindle Dynamics and Centriole Duplication during Mitosis.

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Drug Information Research Institute, College of Pharmacy, Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul 04310, Korea.
These authors contributed equally to this work.


The spatiotemporal mitotic processes are controlled qualitatively by phosphorylation and qualitatively by ubiquitination. Although the SKP1-CUL1-F-box protein (SCF) complex and the anaphase-promoting complex/cyclosome (APC/C) mainly mediate ubiquitin-dependent proteolysis of mitotic regulators, the E3 ligase for a large portion of mitotic proteins has yet to be identified. Here, we report c-Cbl as an E3 ligase that degrades DDA3, a protein involved in spindle dynamics. Depletion of c-Cbl led to increased DDA3 protein levels, resulting in increased recruitment of Kif2a to the mitotic spindle, a concomitant reduction in spindle formation, and chromosome alignment defects. Furthermore, c-Cbl depletion induced centrosome over-duplication and centriole amplification. Therefore, we concluded that c-Cbl controls spindle dynamics and centriole duplication through its E3 ligase activity against DDA3.


DDA3; E3 ligase; c-Cbl; centriole; centrosome; spindle dynamics

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