SMG-9 is a component of the NMD complex, a heterotetramer that also includes SMG-1 and SMG-8 in the complex. SMG-9 was also originally identified as a tyrosine-phosphorylated protein but the role of the phosphorylation is not yet known. In this study, we determined that IQGAP protein, an actin cytoskeleton modifier acts as a binding partner with SMG-9 and this binding is regulated by phosphorylation of SMG-9 at Tyr-41. SMG-9 is co-localized with IQGAP1 as a part of the process of actin enrichment in non-stimulated cells, but not in the EGF-stimulated cells. Furthermore, an increase in the ability of SMG-9 to bind to SMG-8 occurs in response to EGF stimulation. These results suggest that tyrosine phosphorylation of SMG-9 may play a role in the formation of the NMD complex in the cells stimulated by the growth factor.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 24-06-2011|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology