alexa Transforming acidic coiled-coil-containing protein 4 interacts with centrosomal AKAP350 and the mitotic spindle apparatus.
Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology

Journal of Cell Science & Therapy

Author(s): Steadman BT, Schmidt PH, Shanks RA, Lapierre LA, Goldenring JR

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Abstract AKAP350 is a multiply spliced family of 350-450-kDa protein kinase A-anchoring proteins localized to the centrosomes and the Golgi apparatus. Using AKAP350A as bait in a yeast two-hybrid screen of a rabbit parietal cell library, we have identified a novel AKAP350-interacting protein, transforming acidic coiled-coil-containing protein 4 (TACC4). Two-hybrid binary assays demonstrate interaction of both TACC3 and TACC4 with AKAP350A and AKAP350B. Antibodies raised to a TACC4-specific peptide sequence colocalize TACC4 with AKAP350 at the centrosome in interphase Jurkat cells. Mitotic cell staining reveals translocation of TACC4 from the centrosome to the spindle apparatus with the majority of TACC4 at the spindle poles. Truncated TACC4 proteins lacking the AKAP350 minimal binding domain found in the carboxyl coiled-coil region of TACC4 could no longer target to the centrosome. Amino-truncated TACC4 proteins could no longer target to the spindle apparatus. Further, overexpression of TACC4 fusion proteins that retained spindle localization in mitotic cells resulted in an increased proportion of cells present in prometaphase. We propose that AKAP350 is responsible for sequestration of TACC4 to the centrosome in interphase, whereas a separate TACC4 domain results in functional localization of TACC4 to the spindle apparatus in mitotic cells. This article was published in J Biol Chem and referenced in Journal of Cell Science & Therapy

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