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Not4-dependent targeting of MMF1 mRNA to mitochondria limits its expression via ribosome pausing, Egd1 ubiquitination, Caf130, no-go-decay and autophagy

Published inNucleic acids research, vol. 51, no. 10, p. 5022-5039
Publication date2023-06-09
First online date2023-04-24

The Ccr4–Not complex is a conserved multi protein complex with diverse roles in the mRNA life cycle. Recently we determined that the Not1 and Not4 subunits of Ccr4–Not inversely regulate mRNA solubility and thereby impact dynamics of co-translation events. One mRNA whose solubility is limited by Not4 is MMF1 encoding a mitochondrial matrix protein. In this work we uncover a mechanism that limits MMF1 overexpression and depends upon its co-translational targeting to the mitochondria. We have named this mechanism Mito-ENCay. This mechanism relies on Not4 promoting ribosome pausing during MMF1 translation, and hence the co-translational docking of the MMF1 mRNA to mitochondria via the mitochondrial targeting sequence of the Mmf1 nascent chain, the Egd1 chaperone, the Om14 mitochondrial outer membrane protein and the co-translational import machinery. Besides co-translational Mitochondrial targeting, Mito-ENCay depends upon Egd1 ubiquitination by Not4, the Caf130 subunit of the Ccr4–Not complex, the mitochondrial outer membrane protein Cis1, autophagy and no-go-decay.

  • Autophagy / genetics
  • Membrane Proteins / genetics
  • Mitochondria / genetics
  • Mitochondria / metabolism
  • Mitochondrial Proteins / genetics
  • Mitochondrial Proteins / metabolism
  • RNA, Messenger / genetics
  • RNA, Messenger / metabolism
  • Ribosomes / genetics
  • Ribosomes / metabolism
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae / genetics
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae / metabolism
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins / genetics
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins / metabolism
  • Ubiquitination
Citation (ISO format)
CHEN, Siyu et al. Not4-dependent targeting of <i>MMF1</i> mRNA to mitochondria limits its expression via ribosome pausing, Egd1 ubiquitination, Caf130, no-go-decay and autophagy. In: Nucleic acids research, 2023, vol. 51, n° 10, p. 5022–5039. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkad299
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ISSN of the journal0305-1048

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