We screened for a Rab39-specific effector by performing a yeast two-hybrid assay with GTP-locked Rab39A/B as the bait and identified UACA (uveal autoantigen with coiled-coil domains and ankyrin repeats) as a specific Rab39A/B-binding protein. Deletion analysis revealed that a C-terminal coiled-coil domain of UACA functions as a GTP-dependent Rab39-binding domain. shRNA-mediated knockdown of endogenous Rab39A or UACA in mouse neuroblastoma Neuro2A cells resulted in a change in retinoic acid-induced neurite morphology from a multipolar morphology to a bipolar morphology. Taken together, these findings indicate that UACA functions as a Rab39A effector in the retinoic acid-induced differentiation of Neuro2A cells.
|ジャーナル||Biochemical and biophysical research communications|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2013 5 24|
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