The WRP component of the WAVE-1 complex attenuates Rac-mediated signalling.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

WAVE-1, which is also known as Scar, is a scaffolding protein that directs actin reorganization by relaying signals from the GTPase Rac to the Arp2/3 complex. Although the molecular details of WAVE activation by Rac have been described, the mechanisms by which these signals are terminated remain unknown. Here we have used tandem mass spectrometry to identify previously unknown components of the WAVE signalling network including WRP, a Rac-selective GTPase-activating protein. WRP binds directly to WAVE-1 through its Src homology domain 3 and specifically inhibits Rac function in vivo. Thus, we propose that WRP is a binding partner of WAVE-1 that functions as a signal termination factor for Rac.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Soderling, SH; Binns, KL; Wayman, GA; Davee, SM; Ong, SH; Pawson, T; Scott, JD

Published Date

  • December 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 970 - 975

PubMed ID

  • 12447388

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1465-7392

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/ncb886


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England