Binding of PKA-RIIalpha to the Adenovirus E1A12S oncoprotein correlates with its nuclear translocation and an increase in PKA-dependent promoter activity.

TitleBinding of PKA-RIIalpha to the Adenovirus E1A12S oncoprotein correlates with its nuclear translocation and an increase in PKA-dependent promoter activity.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
JournalVirology
Volume285
Issue1
Pagination30-41
Date Published2001
ISSN0042-6822
Abstract

The adenovirus type 12 (Ad12) E1A12S oncoprotein utilizes the cAMP/protein kinase A (PKA) signal transduction pathway to activate expression of the viral E2 gene, the products of which are essential for viral replication. A central unsolved question is, however, whether E1A12S interacts directly with PKA in the process of promoter activation. We show here that E1A12S binds to the regulatory subunits (R) of PKA in vitro and in vivo. Interaction depends on the N-terminus and the conserved region 1 (CR1) of E1A12S. Both domains are also essential for the activation of viral E2 gene expression. Infection of cells with Ad12 leads to the cellular redistribution of RIIalpha from the cytoplasm into the nucleus. Furthermore, RIIalpha is also located in the nucleus of cells transformed by E1 of Ad12 and transient expression of E1A12S leads to the redistribution of RIIalpha into the nucleus in a N-terminus- and CR1-dependent manner. Cotransfection of E1A12S with RIIalpha results in strong activation of the E2 promoter. Based on these results we conclude that E1A12S functions as a viral A-kinase anchoring protein redistributing RIIalpha from the cytoplasm into the nucleus where it is involved in E1A12S-mediated activation of the E2 promoter.

URLhttps://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0042-6822(01)90926-2
DOI10.1006/viro.2001.0926
Short TitleVirology
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