The Herp and HRD1-dependent degradation of TRPP2

  • Author / Creator
    Lara, Carlos J.
  • Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) is a prevalent genetic disorder where multiple fluid-filled cysts destroy kidney architecture, eventually requiring hemodialysis or kidney transplant. Approximately 15% of cases of ADPKD cases are caused by defects in TRPP2, a calcium permeable, non-selective cation channel protein in the ER and plasma membrane. Studies by our lab indicate that TRPP2 immunoprecipitates with ER stress-regulated proteins Herp and HRD1. Herp is an endoplasmic reticulum (ER) integral membrane protein involved in the ubiquitylation and degradation of substrates by ER associated degradation (ERAD). HRD1 functions as an E3 ubiquitin ligase and is important in retrotranslocation of ERAD substrates. This study sought to examine the interaction between TRPP2 and Herp/HRD1. Our findings suggest that Herp cleavage affects its TRPP2 binding affinity, but not ubiquitylation. We also confirmed that HRD1 interacts with TRPP2, and may be involved in its ubiquitylation.

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    Fall 2012
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    Master of Science
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    University of Alberta
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    • Casey, Joseph (Biochemistry)
    • Ho, Anthony (Physiology)
    • Cordat, Emmanuelle (Physiology)