AIMP1/p43 downregulates TGF-β signaling via stabilization of smurf2

Yeon Sook Lee, Jung Min Han, Sung Hwa Son, Jin Woo Choi, Eun Ju Jeon, Suk Chul Bae, Young In Park, Sunghoon Kim

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AIMP1 (also known as p43) is a factor associated with a macromolecular aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase (ARS) complex but also plays diverse regulatory roles in various physiological processes. Here, we report that AIMP1 negatively regulates TGF-β signaling via stabilization of Smurf2. TGF-β-dependent phosphorylation and nuclear localization of R-Smads, induction of target genes, and growth arrest were increased in AIMP1-deficient or -suppressed cells. In AIMP1-deficient or suppressed cells, the Smurf2 level was decreased. Various binding assays demonstrated the direction interaction of the C-terminal region of AIMP1 directly with the Smad7-binding region of Smurf2. The association of Smurf2 with Smad7 and its ubiquitination were inhibited by AIMP1, thereby protecting its autocatalytic degradation stimulated by Smad7. Thus, this work suggests the novel activity of AIMP1 as a component of negative feedback loop of TGF-β signaling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-400
Number of pages6
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul 4

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF) grant funded by the Korean Government (MOST) (R17-2007-020-01000-0).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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