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Renjini , A P and Lini , N and Megha, M and Malini, Laloraya (2011) CrkL is a Co-Activator of Estrogen Receptor α That Enhances Tumorigenic Potential in Cancer. Molecular endocrinology, 25 (9). pp. 1499-1512. ISSN 1944-9917

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Signaling via estrogen receptor (ER) occurs by interacting with many proteins. Nuclear interactome analysis of ERα in an embryo implantation model revealed the association of chicken tumor virus no. 10 regulator of kinase like (CrkL) with ERα, which was further validated by mammalian two-hybrid assay as well as coimmunoprecipitation and colocalization. Mutation in LPALL motif of CrkL disrupts the ERα-CrkL interaction and its transactivation potential, thereby suggesting that the interaction is mediated via its single ER binding motif, Leu-Pro-Ala-Leu-Leu (LXXLL) motif in the sarcoma homology (SH)2 domain. CrkL deletion constructs of SH2 domain target to the nucleus due to presence of nuclear localization signal. Interestingly, the SH2-SH3 (N terminal) construct shows an increased transactivation potential like CrkI. Weak interaction capability of mutated ERα-Y538F with CrkL validates that CrkL interacts with ERα via its YDLL motif at Tyr 541. In an attempt to understand the physiological relevance of this association, we investigated the impact on cell proliferation using a cancer model, because events associated in the process of pregnancy and cancer are analogous. Also, overexpression of CrkL is frequently associated with tumorigenesis. However, its significance in hormone-regulated cancers still remains obscure. Here, we demonstrate that association of ERα and CrkL directly enhances the tumorigenic potential of CrkL, thus pointing to its role in cell proliferation. In human endometrial cancers, we observed a strong association between ERα and CrkL levels. Thus, the molecular signaling set off by ERα and CrkL association may have a central role in pregnancy and cancer, two events which share parallels in growth, invasion, and immune tolerance.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Molecular Reproduction
Depositing User: Rgcb Library
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2018 08:42
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2018 08:42
URI: http://rgcb.sciencecentral.in/id/eprint/619

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