Proteomic-based analysis of nuclear signaling: PLCβ1 affects the expression of the splicing factor SRp20 in Friend erythroleukemia cells

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  • Alberto Bavelloni,

    1. Laboratory of Cell Biology and Electron Microscopy, IOR, Bologna Italy
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  • Irene Faenza,

    1. Cellular Signaling Laboratory, Department of Anatomical Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
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  • Gabriella Cioffi,

    1. Laboratory of Cell Biology and Electron Microscopy, IOR, Bologna Italy
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  • Manuela Piazzi,

    1. Laboratory of Cell Biology and Electron Microscopy, IOR, Bologna Italy
    2. Cellular Signaling Laboratory, Department of Anatomical Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
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  • Daniela Parisi,

    1. Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
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  • Ivan Matic,

    1. Laboratory of Cell Biology and Electron Microscopy, IOR, Bologna Italy
    2. Cellular Signaling Laboratory, Department of Anatomical Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
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  • Nadir M. Maraldi,

    1. Laboratory of Cell Biology and Electron Microscopy, IOR, Bologna Italy
    2. Cellular Signaling Laboratory, Department of Anatomical Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    3. ITOI-CNR, Unit of Bologna c/o IOR, Bologna, Italy
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  • Lucio Cocco Dr.

    Corresponding author
    1. Cellular Signaling Laboratory, Department of Anatomical Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    • Cellular Signaling Laboratory, Department of Anatomical Sciences, University of Bologna, via Irnerio 48, 40126 Bologna, Italy Fax: +39-051251735
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Abstract

An extensive body of evidence links inositide-specific phospholipase C (PLC) to the nucleus and the main isoform located in the nucleus is PLCβ1. Constitutive overexpression of nuclear PLCβ1 has been previously shown to inhibit Friend erythroleukemia cells differentiation and to induce cell cycle progression targeting cyclin D3. The aim of this study was to identify new proteins regulated by PLCβ1 overexpression, given the role exerted by its signaling in the nucleus during cell growth and differentiation. To identify novel downstream effectors of nuclear PLCβ1-dependent signaling in Friend erythroleukemia cells, we performed the high-resolution 2-DE-based proteomic analysis. Using a proteomic approach we found that SRp20, a member of the highly conserved SR family of splicing regulators, was down-regulated in cells overexpressing nuclear PLCβ1 as compared with wild-type cells. Reduction in SRp20 was confirmed by 2-D Western blotting. Moreover, we have shown that nuclear PLCβ1 is bound to the SRp20 splicing factor. Indeed, by immunoprecipitation and subcellular fractioning, we have demonstrated that endogenous PLCβ1 and SRp20 physically interact in the nucleus. Here we show the existence of a PLCβ1-specific target, the splicing factor SRp20, whose expression is specifically down-regulated by the nuclear signaling evoked by PLCβ1.

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