Journal article

RanBPM associates with CD39 and modulates ecto-nucleotidase activity.

Yan Wu, Xiaofeng Sun, Elzbieta Kaczmarek, Karen M Dwyer, Elisabetta Bianchi, Anny Usheva, Simon C Robson

Biochem J | Published : 2006


CD39/ecto-NTPDase 1 (nucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase 1) is an ecto-nucleotidase that influences P2 receptor activation to regulate vascular and immune cell adhesion and signalling events pivotal in inflammation. Whether CD39 interacts with other membrane or cytoplasmic proteins has not been established to date. Using the yeast two-hybrid system, we note that the N-terminus of CD39 binds to RanBPM (Ran binding protein M; also known as RanBP9), a multi-adaptor scaffolding membrane protein originally characterized as a binding protein for the small GTPase Ran. We confirm formation of complexes between CD39 and RanBPM in transfected mammalian cells by co-immunoprecipitation studies. E..

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