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A nuclear action of the eukaryotic cochaperone RAP46 in downregulation of glucocorticoid receptor activity.

Schneikert J, Hübner S, Martin E, Cato AC - J. Cell Biol. (1999)

Bottom Line: We demonstrate a specific cytoplasmic-nuclear recruitment of RAP46 by the liganded GR that results in inhibition of the transactivation function of the receptor.BAG-1, a shorter isoform with only a duplication of the [EEX(4)] sequence, does not inhibit GR activity.The nuclear effects of RAP46 and BAG-1L are specific since GR-mediated inhibition of AP-1 activity was not affected.

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Affiliation: Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Institute of Toxicology and Genetics, D-76021 Karlsruhe, Germany.

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RAP46 is a eukaryotic cochaperone that associates with several proteins, including the heat shock protein hsp70/hsc70 and the glucocorticoid receptor (GR). Here we show a downregulation of GR-mediated transactivation by RAP46 via a mechanism independent of a cytoplasmic action of this cochaperone. We demonstrate a specific cytoplasmic-nuclear recruitment of RAP46 by the liganded GR that results in inhibition of the transactivation function of the receptor. A repeated sequence motif [EEX(4)](8) at the NH(2) terminus of RAP46 or BAG-1L, a larger isoform of RAP46, is responsible for this downregulation of GR activity. BAG-1, a shorter isoform with only a duplication of the [EEX(4)] sequence, does not inhibit GR activity. The [EEX(4)](8) motif, when linked to an otherwise unrelated protein, abrogated the inhibitory action of endogenous RAP46 on GR-mediated transactivation. The nuclear effects of RAP46 and BAG-1L are specific since GR-mediated inhibition of AP-1 activity was not affected. These studies identify the [EEX(4)](8) sequence as a signature motif for inhibition of GR-mediated transactivation and demonstrate a specific nuclear action of a eukaryotic cochaperone in the regulation of GR activity.

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A nuclear action of the eukaryotic cochaperone RAP46 in downregulation of glucocorticoid receptor activity.

Schneikert J, Hübner S, Martin E, Cato AC - J. Cell Biol. (1999)

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Bottom Line: We demonstrate a specific cytoplasmic-nuclear recruitment of RAP46 by the liganded GR that results in inhibition of the transactivation function of the receptor.BAG-1, a shorter isoform with only a duplication of the [EEX(4)] sequence, does not inhibit GR activity.The nuclear effects of RAP46 and BAG-1L are specific since GR-mediated inhibition of AP-1 activity was not affected.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Institute of Toxicology and Genetics, D-76021 Karlsruhe, Germany.

ABSTRACT
RAP46 is a eukaryotic cochaperone that associates with several proteins, including the heat shock protein hsp70/hsc70 and the glucocorticoid receptor (GR). Here we show a downregulation of GR-mediated transactivation by RAP46 via a mechanism independent of a cytoplasmic action of this cochaperone. We demonstrate a specific cytoplasmic-nuclear recruitment of RAP46 by the liganded GR that results in inhibition of the transactivation function of the receptor. A repeated sequence motif [EEX(4)](8) at the NH(2) terminus of RAP46 or BAG-1L, a larger isoform of RAP46, is responsible for this downregulation of GR activity. BAG-1, a shorter isoform with only a duplication of the [EEX(4)] sequence, does not inhibit GR activity. The [EEX(4)](8) motif, when linked to an otherwise unrelated protein, abrogated the inhibitory action of endogenous RAP46 on GR-mediated transactivation. The nuclear effects of RAP46 and BAG-1L are specific since GR-mediated inhibition of AP-1 activity was not affected. These studies identify the [EEX(4)](8) sequence as a signature motif for inhibition of GR-mediated transactivation and demonstrate a specific nuclear action of a eukaryotic cochaperone in the regulation of GR activity.

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