Evidence for an active role of the DnaK chaperone system in the degradation of sigma(32)

Citation
T. Tatsuta et al., Evidence for an active role of the DnaK chaperone system in the degradation of sigma(32), FEBS LETTER, 478(3), 2000, pp. 271-275
Citations number
37
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Biochemistry & Biophysics
Journal title
FEBS LETTERS
ISSN journal
0014-5793 → ACNP
Volume
478
Issue
3
Year of publication
2000
Pages
271 - 275
Database
ISI
SICI code
0014-5793(20000804)478:3<271:EFAARO>2.0.ZU;2-#
Abstract
Under non-stressed conditions in Escherichia coli, the heat shock transcrip tion factor sigma(32) is rapidly degraded by the AAA protease FtsH, The Dna K chaperone system is also required for the rapid turnover of sigma(32) in the cell. It has been hypothesized that the DnaK chaperone system facilitat es the degradation of sigma(32) by sequestering it from RNA polymerase core . This hypothesis predicts that mutant sigma(32) proteins, which are defici ent in binding to RNA polymerase core, will be degraded independently of th e DnaK chaperone system. We examined the in vivo stability of such mutant s igma(32) proteins. Results indicated that the mutant sigma(32) proteins as similar as authentic a32 mere stabilized in Delta dnaK and Delta dnaJ/Delta cbpA cells. The interaction between sigma(32) and DnaK/DnaJ/GrpE was not a ffected by these mutations, These results strongly suggest that the degrada tion of sigma(32) requires an unidentified active role of the DnaK chaperon e system, (C) 2000 Federation of European Biochemical Societies, Published by Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.