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  • Src Acts as an Effector for Ku70-dependent Suppression of Apoptosis through Phosphorylation of Ku70 at Tyr-530.

Src Acts as an Effector for Ku70-dependent Suppression of Apoptosis through Phosphorylation of Ku70 at Tyr-530.

The Journal of biological chemistry (2016-12-22)
Mariko Morii, Sho Kubota, Takuya Honda, Ryuzaburo Yuki, Takao Morinaga, Takahisa Kuga, Takeshi Tomonaga, Noritaka Yamaguchi, Naoto Yamaguchi
ABSTRACT

Src-family tyrosine kinases are widely expressed in many cell types and participate in a variety of signal transduction pathways. Despite the significance of Src in suppression of apoptosis, its mechanism remains poorly understood. Here we show that Src acts as an effector for Ku70-dependent suppression of apoptosis. Inhibition of endogenous Src activity promotes UV-induced apoptosis, which is impaired by Ku70 knockdown. Src phosphorylates Ku70 at Tyr-530, being close to the possible acetylation sites involved in promotion of apoptosis. Src-mediated phosphorylation of Ku70 at Tyr-530 decreases acetylation of Ku70, whereas Src inhibition augments acetylation of Ku70. Importantly, knockdown-rescue experiments with stable Ku70 knockdown cells show that the nonphosphorylatable Y530F mutant of Ku70 reduces the ability of Ku70 to suppress apoptosis accompanied by augmentation of Ku70 acetylation. Our results reveal that Src plays a protective role against hyperactive apoptotic cell death by reducing apoptotic susceptibility through phosphorylation of Ku70 at Tyr-530.

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