Splicing factor arginine/serine-rich 17A (SFRS17A) is an A-kinase anchoring protein that targets protein kinase A to splicing factor compartments.

TitleSplicing factor arginine/serine-rich 17A (SFRS17A) is an A-kinase anchoring protein that targets protein kinase A to splicing factor compartments.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
JournalThe Journal of biological chemistry
Volume284
Issue50
Pagination35154-64
Date Published2009
ISSN0021-9258
Abstract

Protein kinase A (PKA) is targeted to distinct subcellular localizations by specific protein kinase A anchoring proteins (AKAPs). AKAPs are divided into subclasses based on their ability to bind type I or type II PKA or both. Dual-specificity AKAPs were recently reported to have an additional PKA binding determinant called the RI specifier region. A bioinformatic search with the consensus RI specifier region identified a novel AKAP, the splicing factor arginine/serine-rich 17A (SFRS17A). Here, we show by a variety of protein interaction assays that SFRS17A binds both type I and type II PKA in vitro and inside cells, demonstrating that SFRS17A is a dual-specific AKAP. Moreover, immunofluorescence experiments show that SFRS17A colocalizes with the catalytic subunit of PKA as well as the splicing factor SC35 in splicing factor compartments. Using the E1A minigene splicing assay, we found that expression of wild type SFRS17A conferred regulation of E1A alternative splicing, whereas the mutant SFRS17A, which is unable to bind PKA, did not. Our data suggest that SFRS17A is an AKAP involved in regulation of pre-mRNA splicing possibly by docking a pool of PKA in splicing factor compartments.

URLhttp://www.jbc.org/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=19840947
DOI10.1074/jbc.M109.056465
Short TitleJ Biol Chem
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