Forgot your Password

If you have forgotten your password, please enter your account email below and we will reset your password and email you the new password.


Login to SciCrunch


Register an Account

Delete Saved Search

Are you sure you want to delete this saved search?


NIF LinkOut Portal


Multiple domains of Ruk/CIN85/SETA/CD2BP3 are involved in interaction with p85alpha regulatory subunit of PI 3-kinase.

Borthwick EB, Korobko IV, Luke C, Drel VR, Fedyshyn YY, Ninkina N, Drobot LB, Buchman VL
Journal of molecular biology


Ruk/CIN85/SETA/CD2BP3 and CD2AP/CMS/METS-1 comprise a new family of proteins involved in such fundamental processes as clustering of receptors and rearrangement of the cytoskeleton in regions of specialised cell-cell contacts, ligand-activated internalisation and targeting to lysosome degradation pathway of receptor tyrosine kinases, and apoptotic cell death. As typical adapter proteins they execute these functions by interacting with other signalling molecules via multiple protein-protein interaction interfaces: SH3 domains, Pro-rich region and coiled-coil domain. It has been previously demonstrated that Ruk is able to interact with the p85alpha regulatory subunit of PI 3-kinase and that the SH3 domain of p85alpha is required for this interaction. However, later observations hinted at a more complex mechanism than simple one-way SH3-Pro-rich interaction. Because interaction with p85alpha was suggested to be important for pro-apoptotic activity of the long isoform of Ruk, Ruk(l)/CIN85, we carried out detailed studies of the mechanism of this interaction and demonstrated that multiple domains are involved; SH3 domains of Ruk are required and sufficient for efficient interaction with full-length p85alpha but the SH3 domain of p85alpha is vital for their "activation" by ousting them from intramolecular interaction with the Pro-rich region of Ruk. Our data also suggest that homodimerisation via C-terminal coiled-coil domain affects both intra- and intermolecular interactions of Ruk proteins.

  1. Welcome

    Welcome to NIF. Explore available research resources: data, tools and materials, from across the web

  2. Community Resources

    Search for resources specially selected for NIF community

  3. More Resources

    Search across hundreds of additional biomedical databases

  4. Literature

    Search Pub Med abstracts and full text from PubMed Central

  5. Insert your Query

    Enter your search terms here and hit return. Search results for the selected tab will be returned.

  6. Join the Community

    Click here to login or register and join this community.

  7. Categories

    Narrow your search by selecting a category. For additional help in searching, view our tutorials.

  8. Query Info

    Displays the total number of search results. Provides additional information on search terms, e.g., automated query expansions, and any included categories or facets. Expansions, filters and facets can be removed by clicking on the X. Clicking on the + restores them.

  9. Search Results

    Displays individual records and a brief description. Click on the icons below each record to explore additional display options.