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Calsenilin interacts with transcriptional co-repressor C-terminal binding protein(s).

Calsenilin/potassium channel-interacting protein (KChIP)3/ downstream regulatory element sequence antagonist modulator (DREAM) is a neuronal calcium-binding protein that has been shown to have multiple functions in the cell, including the regulation of presenilin processing, repression of transcription and modulation of A-type potassium channels. To gain a better understanding of the precise role of calsenilin in specific cellular compartments, an interactor hunt for proteins that bind to the N-terminal domain of calsenilin was carried out. Using a yeast two-hybrid system and co-immunoprecipitation studies, we have identified the transcriptional co-repressor C-terminal binding protein (CtBP)2 as an interactor for calsenilin and have shown that the two proteins can interact in vivo. In co-immunoprecipitation studies, calsenilin also interacted with CtBP1, a CtBP2 homolog. Our data also showed a calsenilin-dependent increase in c-fos protein levels in CtBP knockout fibroblasts, suggesting that CtBP may modulate the transcriptional repression of c-fos by calsenilin. Furthermore, the finding that histone deacetylase protein and activity were associated with the calsenilin-CtBP immunocomplex suggests a mechanism by which calsenilin-CtBP may act to repress transcription. Finally, we demonstrated that calsenilin and CtBP are present in synaptic vesicles and can interact in vivo.[1]


  1. Calsenilin interacts with transcriptional co-repressor C-terminal binding protein(s). Zaidi, N.F., Kuplast, K.G., Washicosky, K.J., Kajiwara, Y., Buxbaum, J.D., Wasco, W. J. Neurochem. (2006) [Pubmed]
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