Ubiquitin conjugation to receptor tyrosine kinases is a critical biochemical step in attenuating their signaling through lysosomal degradation. Our previous studies have established Cbl as an E3 ubiquitin ligase for ubiquitinylation and degradation of platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR) α and PDGFRβ. However, the role of endogenous Cbl in PDGFR regulation and the molecular mechanisms of this regulation remain unclear. Here, we demonstrate that endogenous Cbl is essential for ligand-induced ubiquitinylation and degradation of PDGFRβ; this involves the Cbl TKB domain binding to PDGFRβ phosphotyrosine 1021, a known phospholipase C (PLC) γ1 SH2 domain-binding site. Lack of Cbl or ablation of the Cbl-binding site on PDGFRβ impedes receptor sorting to the lysosome. Cbl-deficient cells also show more PDGF-induced PLCγ1 association with PDGFRβ and enhanced PLC-mediated cell migration. Thus, Cbl-dependent negative regulation of PDGFRβ involves a dual mechanism that concurrently promotes ubiquitin-dependent lysosomal sorting of the receptor and competitively reduces the recruitment of a positive mediator of receptor signaling.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of Biological Chemistry|
|State||Published - Oct 5 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology