Open Close
Reference
Citation
Roch, F., Polesello, C., Roubinet, C., Martin, M., Roy, C., Valenti, P., Carreno, S., Mangeat, P., Payre, F. (2010). Differential roles of PtdIns(4,5)P2 and phosphorylation in moesin activation during Drosophila development.  J. Cell Sci. 123(12): 2058--2067.
FlyBase ID
FBrf0210964
Publication Type
Research paper
Abstract
The ezrin, radixin and moesin (ERM) proteins regulate cell membrane architecture in several cellular contexts. Current models propose that ERM activation requires a PtdIns(4,5)P(2)-induced conformational change, followed by phosphorylation of a conserved threonine. However, how these inputs contribute in vivo to orchestrate ERM activation is poorly understood. We addressed this issue by evaluating the contribution of PtdIns(4,5)P(2) and phosphorylation to the regulation of moesin during Drosophila development. Unexpectedly, we found that a form of moesin that cannot be phosphorylated displayed significant activity and could substitute for the endogenous product during wing morphogenesis. By contrast, we also show that PtdIns(4,5)P(2) binding is essential for moesin recruitment to the membrane and for its subsequent phosphorylation. Our data indicate that PtdIns(4,5)P(2) acts as a dosing mechanism that locally regulates ERM membrane recruitment and activation, whereas cycles of phosphorylation and dephosphorylation further control their activity once they have reached the cell cortex.
PubMed ID
PubMed Central ID
Associated Information
Comments
Associated Files
Other Information
Secondary IDs
    Language of Publication
    English
    Additional Languages of Abstract
    Parent Publication
    Publication Type
    Journal
    Abbreviation
    J. Cell Sci.
    Title
    Journal of Cell Science
    Publication Year
    1966-
    ISBN/ISSN
    0021-9533
    Data From Reference