Structural and functional characterization of a phosphatase domain within yeast general transcription factor IIIC

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  • Taylor, Nicholas M I
  • Sebastian Glatt
  • Marco L Hennrich
  • Gudrun von Scheven
  • Helga Grötsch
  • Carlos Fernández-Tornero
  • Vladimir Rybin
  • Anne-Claude Gavin
  • Peter Kolb
  • Christoph W Müller

Saccharomyces cerevisiae τ55, a subunit of the RNA polymerase III-specific general transcription factor TFIIIC, comprises an N-terminal histidine phosphatase domain (τ55-HPD) whose catalytic activity and cellular function is poorly understood. We solved the crystal structures of τ55-HPD and its closely related paralogue Huf and used in silico docking methods to identify phosphoserine- and phosphotyrosine-containing peptides as possible substrates that were subsequently validated using in vitro phosphatase assays. A comparative phosphoproteomic study identified additional phosphopeptides as possible targets that show the involvement of these two phosphatases in the regulation of a variety of cellular functions. Our results identify τ55-HPD and Huf as bona fide protein phosphatases, characterize their substrate specificities, and provide a small set of regulated phosphosite targets in vivo.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Issue number21
Pages (from-to)15110-15120
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

    Research areas

  • Crystallography, X-Ray, Molecular Docking Simulation, Phosphoric Monoester Hydrolases/chemistry, Protein Structure, Tertiary, Saccharomyces cerevisiae/enzymology, Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins/chemistry, Transcription Factors, TFIII/chemistry

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