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Pergolizzi, Barbara, Panuzzo, Cristina, Ali, MS M Shahzad, Lo Iacono, Marco, Levron, CL Chiara Levra, Ponzone, Luca, Prelli, Marta, Cilloni, Daniela, Calautti, Enzo, Bozzaro, Salvatore, Bracco, Enrico, (2019)
' Mammals and Dictyostelium rictor mutations swapping reveals two essential Gly residues for mTORC2 activity and integrity. '
J. Cell. Sci.
|Abstract:mTORC2 regulates a variety of vital cellular processes, and its aberrant functioning is often associated with various diseases. Rictor is a peculiar and distinguishing mTORC2 component playing a pivotal role in controlling its assembly and activity. Among living organisms Rictor is conserved from unicellular eukaryotes to metazoan. We replaced two distinct, but conserved, glycines in both the Dictyostelium piaA gene and its human ortholog, rictor The two conserved residues are spaced by approximately 50 aminoacids and both are embedded within a conserved region falling in between the Ras-GEFN2 and Rictor_V domains. The effects of point mutations on the mTORC2 activity and integrity were assessed by biochemical and functional assays.In both cases, the reciprocal exchange between mammals and Dictyostelium rictor and piaA gene point mutations impaired mTORC2 activity and integrity.Our data indicate that the two Gly residues are essential for the maintenance of mTORC2 activity and integrity in organisms that appear to be distantly related, suggesting a primeval role in the assembly and proper TOR complex 2 functioning.|
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|Non-mammalian Gene Related||X|