3 years ago

Dynamic multi-site phosphorylation by Fyn and Abl drives the interaction between CRKL and the novel scaffolding receptors DCBLD1 and DCBLD2.

Kellett, Schmoker, Joy, Weinert, Johnson, Ballif, Weir, Ebert
Discoidin, CUB, and LCCL Domain-containing (DCBLD) 2 is a neuropilin-like transmembrane scaffolding receptor with known and anticipated roles in vascular remodeling and neuronal positioning. DCBLD2 is also upregulated in several cancers and can drive glioblastomas downstream of activated Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor. While a few studies have shown either a positive or negative role for DCBLD2 in regulating growth factor receptor signaling, little is known about the conserved signaling features of DCBLD family members that drive their molecular activities. We previously identified DCBLD2 tyrosine phosphorylation sites in intracellular YxxP motifs that are required for the phosphorylation-dependent binding of the signaling adaptors CRK and CRKL (CT10 regulator of kinase and CRK-Like). These intracellular YxxP motifs are highly conserved across vertebrates and between DCBLD family members. Here, we demonstrate that, as for DCBLD2, DCBLD1 YxxP motifs are required for CRKL-SH2 binding. We report Src family kinases (SFKs) and Abl differentially promote the interaction between the CRKL-SH2 domain and DCBLD1 and DCBLD2, and while SFKs and Abl each promotes DCBLD1 and DCBLD2 binding to the CRKL-SH2 domain, the effect of Abl is more pronounced for DCBLD1. Using high performance liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry, we quantified phosphorylation at several YxxP sites in DCBLD1 and DCBLD2, mapping site-specific preferences for SFKs and Abl. Together these data provide a platform to decipher the signaling mechanisms by which these novel receptors drive their biological activities.

Publisher URL: http://doi.org/10.1042/BCJ20170615

DOI: 10.1042/BCJ20170615

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