alexa Nek1 regulates cell death and mitochondrial membrane permeability through phosphorylation of VDAC1.
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Chemotherapy: Open Access

Author(s): Chen Y, Craigen WJ, Riley DJ

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Abstract The mammalian NIMA-related protein kinase 1 (Nek1) is important for keeping cells alive after DNA damage, but the mechanism by which injured cells die without functional Nek1 has not yet been demonstrated. Here we show that Nek1 regulates the pathway to mitochondrial cell death through phosphorylation of voltage dependent anion channel 1 (VDAC1) on serine 193. Nek1 associates with VDAC1 in a yeast two-hybrid system, as well as by GST pull-down assays and by reciprocal immunoprecipitation. A portion of Nek1 in cells also localizes at mitochondria. Ectopic expression of a kinase-dead Nek1 mutant results in cell death, which is immediately preceded by loss of the Nek1-dependent VDAC1-S193 phosphorylation. UV irradiation of Nek1-deficient cells or silencing of endogenous Nek1 expression similarly results in loss of the specific S193 phosphorylation before cells die. Nek1-deficient cells are characterized by exaggerated mitochondrial membrane permeability (MMP) and accelerated cell death. Ectopic expression of a VDAC1-Ser193Ala mutant, which cannot be phosphorylated by Nek1, also results in cell death. A VDAC1-Ser193Glu mutant, designed to mimic constitutive phosphorylation by Nek1, rescues exaggerated MMP and keeps cells alive after DNA damaging injury, but only transiently. The direct interaction between Nek1 and VDAC1 provides a mechanism to explain how Nek1 prevents excessive cell death, as well as the first direct evidence that a specific kinase regulates VDAC1 activity.
This article was published in Cell Cycle and referenced in Chemotherapy: Open Access

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