RRC ID 6342
Author Cheng KC, Klancer R, Singson A, Seydoux G.
Title Regulation of MBK-2/DYRK by CDK-1 and the pseudophosphatases EGG-4 and EGG-5 during the oocyte-to-embryo transition.
Journal Cell
Abstract DYRKs are kinases that self-activate in vitro by autophosphorylation of a YTY motif in the kinase domain, but their regulation in vivo is not well understood. In C. elegans zygotes, MBK-2/DYRK phosphorylates oocyte proteins at the end of the meiotic divisions to promote the oocyte-to-embryo transition. Here we demonstrate that MBK-2 is under both positive and negative regulation during the transition. MBK-2 is activated during oocyte maturation by CDK-1-dependent phosphorylation of serine 68, a residue outside of the kinase domain required for full activity in vivo. The pseudotyrosine phosphatases EGG-4 and EGG-5 sequester activated MBK-2 until the meiotic divisions by binding to the YTY motif and inhibiting MBK-2's kinase activity directly, using a mixed-inhibition mechanism that does not involve tyrosine dephosphorylation. Our findings link cell-cycle progression to MBK-2/DYRK activation and the oocyte-to-embryo transition.
Volume 139(3)
Pages 560-72
Published 2009-10-30
DOI 10.1016/j.cell.2009.08.047
PII S0092-8674(09)01187-8
PMID 19879842
PMC PMC2790168
MeSH Animals CDC2 Protein Kinase / metabolism* Caenorhabditis elegans / embryology* Caenorhabditis elegans / metabolism Caenorhabditis elegans Proteins / metabolism* Embryo, Nonmammalian / metabolism Humans Oocytes / metabolism Protein-Tyrosine Kinases / metabolism*
IF 36.216
Times Cited 49
C.elegans tm1191