Competitive interaction of Seven in absentia homolog-1A and Ca2+/calmodulin with the cytoplasmic tail of group 1 metabotropic glutamate receptors
Article first published online: 25 DEC 2001
Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford
Genes to Cells
Volume 4, Issue 7, pages 381–390, July 1999
How to Cite
Ishikawa, K., Nash, S. R., Nishimune, A., Neki, A., Kaneko, S. and Nakanishi, S. (1999), Competitive interaction of Seven in absentia homolog-1A and Ca2+/calmodulin with the cytoplasmic tail of group 1 metabotropic glutamate receptors . Genes to Cells, 4: 381–390. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2443.1999.00269.x
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- Article first published online: 25 DEC 2001
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Group 1 metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluR1 and mGluR5) are coupled to inositol trisphosphate/Ca2+ signaling via G proteins and play an important role in excitatory synaptic transmission. To explore the regulation of group 1 mGluR function, we applied the yeast two-hybrid system using the intracellular carboxy-terminal domain of group 1 mGluRs (group 1 ct-mGluRs) and attempted to identify novel protein–protein interactions of group 1 mGluRs.
The two-hybrid screening revealed a specific interaction between group 1 ct-mGluRs and Siah-1A, the mammalian homolog of Drosophila seven in absentia which is involved in photoreceptor cell differentiation via the ubiquitin/proteasome-dependent mechanism. This interaction occurs within a homologous 27–28 amino acid stretch within group 1 ct-mGluRs and requires the latter two-thirds of Siah-1A. Following coexpression in COS-7 cells, myc-tagged Siah-1A was coimmunoprecipitated with the flag-tagged ct-mGluR1 by anti-flag antibody. Furthermore, in vitro binding revealed that Siah-1A and Ca2+/calmodulin (CaM) binding sites overlap, such that Siah-1A binding is competitively inhibited by CaM in a Ca2+-dependent manner.
The results demonstrate a direct interaction between group 1 mGluRs and Siah-1A and suggest a novel modulatory mechanism mediated by a competitive interaction between Ca2+/CaM and Siah-1A.