To explore more hNinein interacting proteins, the yeast two-hybrid screening using ninein C-terminal domain as bait protein was performed. One novel gene, CGI-99, was demonstrated to associate with hNinein in the yeast two-hybrid method and in vitro GST pull-down assay. Molecular characterization also showed that CGI-99 possessed a transcriptional activity at the N-terminal. In addition, CGI-99 formed a dimer with the C-terminal, which overlapped with hNinein binding site. In kinase assay, CGI-99 binds to hNinein and completely blocks the phosphorylation of hNinein by GSK3β. Moreover, CGI-99 was highly expressed in all brain tumors which is in agreement with the Northern blot analysis. Taken together, we have isolated a novel protein CGI-99, which may be involved in the functional regulation of human ninein in the centrosome structure and may also be important in brain development and tumorigenesis.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Structural Biology
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology