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Transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta-activated kinase 1 (TAK1) is a key serine/threonine protein kinase that mediates signals transduced by pro-inflammatory cytokines such as transforming growth factor-beta, tumour necrosis factor (TNF), interleukin-1 (IL-1) and wnt family ligands. TAK1 is found in complex with binding partners TAB1-3, phosphorylation and ubiquitination of which has been found to regulate TAK1 activity. In this study, we show that TAB1 is modified with N-acetylglucosamine (O-GlcNAc) on a single site, Ser395. With the help of a novel O-GlcNAc site-specific antibody, we demonstrate that O-GlcNAcylation of TAB1 is induced by IL-1 and osmotic stress, known inducers of the TAK1 signalling cascade. By reintroducing wild-type or an O-GlcNAc-deficient mutant TAB1 (S395A) into Tab1(-/-) mouse embryonic fibroblasts, we determined that O-GlcNAcylation of TAB1 is required for full TAK1 activation upon stimulation with IL-1/osmotic stress, for downstream activation of nuclear factor kappa B and finally production of IL-6 and TNF alpha. This is one of the first examples of a single O-GlcNAc site on a signalling protein modulating a key innate immunity signalling pathway. The EMBO Journal (2012) 31, 1394-1404. doi:10.1038/emboj. 2012.8; Published online 3 February 2012
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Mar 2012|
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Aref#d: 21318. Molecular Mechanisms of O-GlcNAc Signalling (Senior Fellowship Renewal)
1/06/09 → 29/02/16