The importance of the Vav family of signal transduction molecules in hematopoietic cells has long been acknowledged, even though its role and its regulatory mechanism are not completely understood. We have previously demonstrated that tyrosine-phosphorylated Vav, also located inside the nucleus of myeloid cells, is up-regulated during maturation of promyelocytic precursors induced by all-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA). Here, we report that the tyrosine phosphorylation of Vav during granulocytic maturation is dependent on the tyrosine kinase Syk and is essential for the morphological changes of the cell nucleus. These ATRA-induced events are independent on the guanine nucleotide exchange activity of Vav. We also found that, in differentiating cells, and in both cytoplasmic and nuclear compartments, tyrosine phosphorylated Vav associates with the regulatory subunit of phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI 3-K). The Vav/p85 interaction is essential for the ATRA-induced PI 3-K activity and for association of PI 3-K with actin, particularly in the nucleus.Our data indicate an unprecedented crucial function for Vav in modulating the morphological maturation process of myeloid cells in a GDP-GTP exchange factor (GEF)-independent manner and suggest a role of Vav as an adaptor protein responsible of targeting PI 3-K to its intranuclear substrates.

Association of PI 3-K with tyrosine phosphorylated Vav is essential for its activity in neutrophil-like maturation of myeloid cells

BERTAGNOLO, Valeria
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BRUGNOLI, Federica;MARCHISIO, Marco;CELEGHINI, Claudio;CARINI, Cinzia;CAPITANI, Silvano
Ultimo
2004

Abstract

The importance of the Vav family of signal transduction molecules in hematopoietic cells has long been acknowledged, even though its role and its regulatory mechanism are not completely understood. We have previously demonstrated that tyrosine-phosphorylated Vav, also located inside the nucleus of myeloid cells, is up-regulated during maturation of promyelocytic precursors induced by all-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA). Here, we report that the tyrosine phosphorylation of Vav during granulocytic maturation is dependent on the tyrosine kinase Syk and is essential for the morphological changes of the cell nucleus. These ATRA-induced events are independent on the guanine nucleotide exchange activity of Vav. We also found that, in differentiating cells, and in both cytoplasmic and nuclear compartments, tyrosine phosphorylated Vav associates with the regulatory subunit of phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI 3-K). The Vav/p85 interaction is essential for the ATRA-induced PI 3-K activity and for association of PI 3-K with actin, particularly in the nucleus.Our data indicate an unprecedented crucial function for Vav in modulating the morphological maturation process of myeloid cells in a GDP-GTP exchange factor (GEF)-independent manner and suggest a role of Vav as an adaptor protein responsible of targeting PI 3-K to its intranuclear substrates.
Bertagnolo, Valeria; Brugnoli, Federica; Marchisio, Marco; Celeghini, Claudio; Carini, Cinzia; Capitani, Silvano
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