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Differential impact of tetratricopeptide repeat proteins on the steroid hormone receptors.

PloS one | Jul 22, 2010

BACKGROUND: Tetratricopeptide repeat (TPR) motif containing co-chaperones of the chaperone Hsp90 are considered control modules that govern activity and specificity of this central folding platform. Steroid receptors are paradigm clients of Hsp90. The influence of some TPR proteins on selected receptors has been described, but a comprehensive analysis of the effects of TPR proteins on all steroid receptors has not been accomplished yet. METHODOLOGY AND PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We compared the influence of the TPR proteins FK506 binding proteins 51 and 52, protein phosphatase-5, C-terminus of Hsp70 interacting protein, cyclophillin 40, hepatitis-virus-B X-associated protein-2, and tetratricopeptide repeat protein-2 on all six steroid hormone receptors in a homogeneous mammalian cell system. To be able to assess each cofactor's effect on the transcriptional activity of on each steroid receptor we employed transient transfection in a reporter gene assay. In addition, we evaluated the interactions of the TPR proteins with the receptors and components of the Hsp90 chaperone heterocomplex by coimmunoprecipitation. In the functional assays, corticosteroid and progesterone receptors displayed the most sensitive and distinct reaction to the TPR proteins. Androgen receptor's activity was moderately impaired by most cofactors, whereas the Estrogen receptors' activity was impaired by most cofactors only to a minor degree. Second, interaction studies revealed that the strongly receptor-interacting co-chaperones were all among the inhibitory proteins. Intriguingly, the TPR-proteins also differentially co-precipitated the heterochaperone complex components Hsp90, Hsp70, and p23, pointing to differences in their modes of action. CONCLUSION AND SIGNIFICANCE: The results of this comprehensive study provide important insight into chaperoning of diverse client proteins via the combinatorial action of (co)-chaperones. The differential effects of the TPR proteins on steroid receptors bear on all physiological processes related to steroid hormone activity.

Pubmed ID: 20661446 RIS Download

Mesh terms: Animals | Cell Line | Cell Line, Tumor | Cyclophilins | HSP40 Heat-Shock Proteins | Humans | Immunoblotting | Immunoprecipitation | Intracellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins | Mice | Nuclear Proteins | Phosphoprotein Phosphatases | Receptors, Androgen | Receptors, Estrogen | Receptors, Glucocorticoid | Receptors, Mineralocorticoid | Receptors, Progesterone | Receptors, Steroid | Tacrolimus Binding Proteins | Ubiquitin-Protein Ligases

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