X

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.

X

Login to SciCrunch

X

Register an Account

Delete Saved Search

Are you sure you want to delete this saved search?

NO

NIF LinkOut Portal

FILTERS

Cerebral cavernous malformation 2 protein promotes smad ubiquitin regulatory factor 1-mediated RhoA degradation in endothelial cells.

Authors:
Crose LE, Hilder TL, Sciaky N, Johnson GL
Affiliation:
Journal:
The Journal of biological chemistry

Abstract

Mutation of CCM2 predisposes individuals to cerebral cavernous malformations, vascular abnormalities that cause seizures and hemorrhagic stroke. CCM2 has been proposed to regulate the activity of RhoA for maintenance of vascular integrity. Herein, we define a novel mechanism where the CCM2 phosphotyrosine binding (PTB) domain binds the ubiquitin ligase (E3) Smurf1, controlling RhoA degradation. Brain endothelial cells with knockdown of CCM2 have increased RhoA protein and display impaired directed cell migration. CCM2 binding of Smurf1 increases Smurf1-mediated degradation of RhoA. CCM2 does not significantly alter the catalytic activity of Smurf1, nor is CCM2 a Smurf1 substrate. Rather the CCM2-Smurf1 interaction functions to localize Smurf1 for RhoA degradation. These findings provide a molecular mechanism for the pathogenesis of cerebral cavernous malformations (CCM) resulting from loss of CCM2-mediated localization of Smurf1, which controls RhoA degradation required for maintenance of normal endothelial cell physiology.

  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.

X