TRAF6-mediated ubiquitination of NEMO requires p62/sequestosome-1
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The atypical protein kinase C-interacting protein p62/sequestosome-1 (p62) has emerged as a crucial molecule in a variety of cellular functions due to its involvement in various signaling mechanisms. p62 has been implicated in the activation of NF-?B in TNF?-stimulated cells and has been shown to be activated in response to interleukin-1? (IL-1?). Here we demonstrate that p62 interacts with NEMO, the regulatory subunit of the complex responsible for activation of NF-?B transcription factor. Depletion of p62 obtained through a short interfering RNA targeting p62 mRNA abrogated TRAF6 capacity to promote NEMO ubiquitination and severely impairs NF-?B activation following IL-1? stimulation.Together, these results indicate that p62 is an important intermediary in the NF-?B activation pathways implemented through non-degradative ubiquitination events.
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