Stress-activated protein kinase-3 (SAPK3) is unique amongst the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) family with its C-terminal 5 amino acids directing interaction with the PDZ domain-containing substrates alpha 1-Syntrophin and SAP90/PSD95. Here, we identify three additional PDZ domain-containing binding partners, Lin-7C, Scribble, and outer membrane protein 25 (OMP25). This latter protein is localised together with SAPK3 at the mitochondria but it is not a SAPK3 substrate. Instead, OMP25 inhibits SAPK3 activity towards PDZ domain-containing substrates such as alpha 1-Syntrophin and substrates without PDZ domains such as the mitochondrial protein Sab. This is a new mechanism for the regulation of SAPK3 and suggests that its intracellular activity should not be solely assessed by its phosphorylation status. (c) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Journal||BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-MOLECULAR CELL RESEARCH|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|