Adhesion signaling by a novel mitotic substrate of src kinases

Oncogene. 2005 Aug 11;24(34):5333-43. doi: 10.1038/sj.onc.1208582.

Abstract

Src kinases are activated and relocalize to the cytoplasm during mitosis, but their mitotic function has remained elusive. We describe here a novel mitotic substrate of src kinases. Trask (transmembrane and associated with src kinases) is a 140 kDa type I transmembrane glycoprotein unrelated to currently known protein families. Src kinases phosphorylate Trask in vitro and mediate its mitotic hyperphosphorylation in vivo. Trask associates with both yes and src, is localized to the cell membrane during interphase, and undergoes cytoplasmic relocalization during mitosis. Overexpression of Trask leads to cell rounding and a loss of adhesion phenotype. Consistent with a function in cell adhesion, Trask interacts with a number of adhesion and matrix proteins including cadherins, syndecans, and the membrane-type serine protease 1 (MT-SP1), and is proteolytically cleaved by MT-SP1. Trask is unique among cell adhesion molecules in that it is under cell cycle regulation and thus links src kinases with the mitotic regulation of cell adhesion. This suggests a potential pathway by which hyperactive src kinases in tumors can deregulate adhesion signaling and mediate the metastatic phenotype.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Antigens, CD
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Cell Adhesion Molecules / isolation & purification
  • Cell Adhesion Molecules / metabolism
  • Cell Adhesion Molecules / physiology*
  • Cell Cycle
  • Down-Regulation
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mitosis / physiology*
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Neoplasm Proteins
  • Phosphorylation
  • Signal Transduction
  • Tumor Cells, Cultured
  • src-Family Kinases / physiology*

Substances

  • Antigens, CD
  • CDCP1 protein, human
  • Cell Adhesion Molecules
  • Neoplasm Proteins
  • src-Family Kinases

Associated data

  • GENBANK/AY167484