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The Hsp90 chaperone complex is both a facilitator and a repressor of the dsRNA-dependent kinase PKR

Abbas-Terki, Toufik
Published in EMBO Journal. 2001, vol. 20, no. 14, p. 3771-80
Abstract PKR, a member of the eukaryotic initiation-factor 2alpha (eIF-2alpha) kinase family, mediates the host antiviral response and is implicated in tumor suppression and apoptosis. Here we show that PKR is regulated by the heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) molecular chaperone complex. Mammalian PKR expressed in budding yeast depends on several components of the Hsp90 complex for accumulation and activity. In mammalian cells, inhibition of Hsp90 function with geldanamycin (GA) during de novo synthesis of PKR also interferes with its accumulation and activity. Hsp90 and its co-chaperone p23 bind to PKR through its N-terminal double-stranded (ds) RNA binding region as well as through its kinase domain. Both dsRNA and GA induce the rapid dissociation of Hsp90 and p23 from mature PKR, activate PKR both in vivo and in vitro and within minutes trigger the phosphorylation of the PKR substrate eIF-2alpha. A short-term exposure of cells to the Hsp90 inhibitors GA or radicicol not only derepresses PKR, but also activates the Raf-MAPK pathway. This suggests that the Hsp90 complex may more generally assist the regulatory domains of kinases and other Hsp90 substrates.
Keywords DimerizationEnzyme ActivationHSP90 Heat-Shock Proteins/antagonists & inhibitors/metabolism/physiologyHumansMolecular Chaperones/metabolismPhosphoproteins/metabolismPhosphorylationProtein BindingRepressor Proteins/metabolismSaccharomyces cerevisiae/geneticsEIF-2 Kinase/chemistry/genetics/metabolism
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DONZE, Olivier, ABBAS-TERKI, Toufik, PICARD, Didier. The Hsp90 chaperone complex is both a facilitator and a repressor of the dsRNA-dependent kinase PKR. In: EMBO journal, 2001, vol. 20, n° 14, p. 3771-80. doi: 10.1093/emboj/20.14.3771 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:4631

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