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Biochim Biophys Acta. 2007 Feb;1770(2):273-8. Epub 2006 Oct 18.

TRB3 interacts with CtIP and is overexpressed in certain cancers.

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Department of Surgery, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University Medical School, 180 Fenglin Rd., Shanghai 200032, China.


TRB3, a human homolog of Drosophila Tribbles, has been recently shown as a critical negative regulator of Akt and S6 kinase activation in a number of cellular processes. Here we found that TRB3 interacted with an important cell cycle regulator CtIP (CtBP-interacting protein) and the interaction involved the C-terminus of both proteins. Interestingly, TRB3 and CtIP co-localized to the nucleus in HeLa cells and exhibited a unique dot-like pattern. Finally, we demonstrated that TRB3 was overexpressed in multiple tumor tissues. Since CtIP plays important roles in cell cycle checkpoint control and it has been implicated in tumorigenesis, our data suggest that TRB3 may be involved in these biological processes through interacting with CtIP.

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