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Signaling by human herpesvirus 8 kaposin A through direct membrane recruitment of cytohesin-1.

The induction of a transformed cellular phenotype by viruses requires the modulation of signaling pathways through viral proteins. We show here that the phenotypic changes induced by the kaposin A protein of human herpesvirus 8 are mediated through its direct interaction with cytohesin-1, a guanine nucleotide exchange factor for ARF GTPases and regulator of integrin-mediated cell adhesion. Focus formation, stress fiber dissolution, and activation of the ERK-1/2 MAP kinase signal cascade were reverted by the cytohesin-1 E157K mutant, which is deficient in catalyzing guanine nucleotide exchange. Furthermore, liposome-embedded kaposin A specifically stimulates cytohesin-1 dependent GTP binding of myristoylated ARF1 in vitro. These results suggest a previously unknown involvement of ARF GTPases in the control of cellular functions by herpesviruses.[1]


  1. Signaling by human herpesvirus 8 kaposin A through direct membrane recruitment of cytohesin-1. Kliche, S., Nagel, W., Kremmer, E., Atzler, C., Ege, A., Knorr, T., Koszinowski, U., Kolanus, W., Haas, J. Mol. Cell (2001) [Pubmed]
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