Characterization for calmodulin binding activity of IQ motifs on the IQGAP3

IQGAP3에 존재하는 IQ 부위의 칼모듈린 결합 특성

  • Jang, Deok-Jin (Department of Applied Biology, College of Ecology and Environment, Kyungpook National University)
  • 장덕진 (경북대학교 생태환경대학 생물응용전공)
  • Received : 2012.08.17
  • Accepted : 2012.09.20
  • Published : 2012.10.25


IQ motif-containing GTPase-activating proteins (IQGAPs), which are well-known $Ca^{2+}$-independent calmodulin (CaM) binding proteins, are involved in various cellular functions such as cell proliferation, carcinogenesis and cell migration. The IQGAP3 similar to IQGAP1 has four repeated IQ motifs, which are crucial for CaM binding. It has been recently shown that all four IQ motifs of the IQGAP1 could bind to CaM, while not clear the binding of four IQ motifs of the IQGAP3. In this study, we examined the binding between CaM and each IQ motif of IQGAP3. As a result, we found that IQ2 and IQ3, but not IQ1 and IQ4, have a $Ca^{2+}$-independent CaM binding activity. We also found that IQ(3.5-4.4) on the IQGAP3 has $Ca^{2+}$-dependent CaM binding activity as similar with that of IQGAP1. This finding indicates that IQ motifs of the IQGAP3 plays a dynamic role via different interaction of IQ motifs with $Ca^{2+}$/CaM or apoCaM.


IQGAP3;IQ motif;calmodulin;3xFLAG-hCaM co-immunoprecipitation


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