The cyclophilin-like domain mediates the association of Ran-binding protein 2 with subunits of the 19 S regulatory complex of the proteasome.
The combination of the Ran-binding domain 4 and cyclophilin domains of Ran-binding protein 2 selectively associate with a subset of G protein-coupled receptors, red/green opsins, upon cis-trans prolyl isomerase-dependent and direct modification of opsin followed by association of the modified opsin isoform to Ran-binding domain 4. This effect enhances in vivo the production of functional receptor and generates an opsin isoform with no propensity to self-aggregate in vitro. We now show that another domain of Ran-binding protein 2, cyclophilin-like domain, specifically associates with the 112-kDa subunit, P112, and other subunits of the 19 S regulatory complex of the 26 S proteasome in the neuroretina. This association possibly mediates Ran-binding protein 2 limited proteolysis into a smaller and stable isoform. Also, the interaction of Ran-binding protein 2 with P112 regulatory subunit of the 26 S proteasome involves still another protein, a putative kinesin-like protein. Our results indicate that Ran-binding protein 2 is a key component of a macro-assembly complex selectively linking protein biogenesis with the proteasome pathway and, thus, with potential implications for the presentation of misfolded and ubiquitin-like modified proteins to this proteolytic machinery.
Ferreira, PA; Yunfei, C; Schick, D; Roepman, R
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