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Phospho-Ser383-Elk-1 is localized to the mitotic spindles during cell cycle and interacts with mitotic kinase Aurora-A.
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PMID:  23322625     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Elk-1 is a member of the E-twenty-six (ETS) domain superfamily of transcription factors and has been traditionally associated with mitogen-induced immediate early gene transcription upon phosphorylation by mitogen activated protein kinases (ERK/MAPK). Elk-1 is not only upregulated but also phosphorylated in brain tumour cells. However, in this study, we show for the first time that S383-phosphorylated Elk-1 (P-S383-Elk-1) is associated with mitotic spindle poles from metaphase through telophase and relocates to the spindle midbody during cytokinesis, while Thr417Ala mutation is associated with DNA throughout mitosis. Serine 383 phosphorylation appears to be important for polar localization of Elk-1, since exogenous protein including serine-to-alanine mutation was seen to be distributed throughout the spindle fibres. We further show that Elk-1 interacts with the cell cycle kinase Aurora-A, and when Aurora inhibitors are used, P-S383-Elk-1 fails to localize to the poles and remains associated with DNA. Apart from one transcriptional repressor molecule, Kaiso, this is the first time a transactivator was shown to possess such mitotic localization and interaction. The functional significance and detailed mechanism of this cell cycle-related localization of Elk-1 are yet to be determined. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Ozlem Demir; Isil Aksan Kurnaz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cell biochemistry and function     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1099-0844     ISO Abbreviation:  Cell Biochem. Funct.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8305874     Medline TA:  Cell Biochem Funct     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Department of Genetics and Bioengineering, Yeditepe University, Kayisdagi, Istanbul, Turkey.
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