Feb 22, 2020

Global proteomics of Ubqln2-based murine models of ALS

bioRxiv
Alexandra M WhiteleyDaniel Finley

Abstract

Familial forms of neurodegenerative diseases commonly involve mutation of aggregation-prone proteins or components of the protein degradation machinery that act on aberrant proteins. Ubqln2 encodes a member of the UBL/UBA family of proteasome shuttle factors that is thought to facilitate proteasomal degradation of substrates, and mutation of this gene results in a familial form of ALS/FTD in humans. How Ubqln2 dysfunction leads to neurodegeneration, however, remains uncertain. We undertook a comprehensive study to identify proteomic changes upon Ubqln2 perturbation in multiple murine models of Ubqln2 -mediated neurodegenerative disease. By performing quantitative multiplexed proteomics on neural tissues of affected animals, we identified a small group of proteins whose abundance is tightly linked to UBQLN2 function: the ubiquitin ligase TRIM32 and two retroelement-derived proteins, PEG10 and CXX1B. Further studies using cultured cells of human origin, including induced neurons, found similar changes in protein abundance upon Ubqln2 loss, and pulse-chase studies suggested that PEG10 and TRIM32 are direct clients of UBQLN2. In conclusion, our study provides a deep understanding of the proteomic landscape of ALS-related Ubqln2 mut...Continue Reading

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FAM127B gene
UBA Domain
UBQLN2 protein, human
UBQLN2 gene
TRIM32
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Disease Model
PEG10
UBQLN2
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