Skip Header

You are using a version of browser that may not display all the features of this website. Please consider upgrading your browser.

Negative regulation of Rap1 activation by the Cbl E3 ubiquitin ligase.

Shao Y., Elly C., Liu Y.C.

Cbl functions as an adaptor protein by interacting with other signalling molecules to form multimolecular complexes. Previous studies have proposed that Cbl is also a positive regulator of CrkL-C3G signalling, which leads to Rap1 activation. However, there is a lack of genetic evidence for a physiological function of Cbl in regulating this pathway. Here, we show that Cbl deficiency results in enhanced activation of Rap1. Cbl was shown to promote the ubiquitylation of CrkL without any apparent effect on its stability. Remarkably, the membrane translocation of C3G, its association with CrkL, and the guanine-nucleotide exchange activity of C3G were all increased in Cbl(-/-) thymocytes. Consistent with a function of Rap1 in integrin activation, enhanced integrin-mediated cell adhesion was also seen in Cbl(-/-) thymocytes. Thus, Cbl negatively regulates Rap1 activation, probably through a proteolysis-independent E3-ubiquitin-ligase activity of Cbl that modulates protein-protein interactions.

EMBO Rep. 4:425-431(2003) [PubMed] [Europe PMC]

UniProt is an ELIXIR core data resource
Main funding by: National Institutes of Health

We'd like to inform you that we have updated our Privacy Notice to comply with Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that applies since 25 May 2018.

Do not show this banner again