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  • Structural basis and regulation of the reductive stress response Cell Manford, A. G., Mena, E. L., Shih, K. Y., Gee, C. L., McMinimy, R., Martínez-González, B., Sherriff, R., Lew, B., Zoltek, M., Rodríguez-Pérez, F., Woldesenbet, M., Kuriyan, J., Rape, M. 2021
  • A Cellular Mechanism to Detect and Alleviate Reductive Stress CELL Manford, A. G., Rodriguez-Perez, F., Shih, K. Y., Shi, Z., Berdan, C. A., Choe, M., Titov, D., Nomura, D. K., Rape, M. 2020; 183 (1): 46-+


    Metazoan organisms rely on conserved stress response pathways to alleviate adverse conditions and preserve cellular integrity. Stress responses are particularly important in stem cells that provide lifetime support for tissue formation and repair, but how these protective systems are integrated into developmental programs is poorly understood. Here we used myoblast differentiation to identify the E3 ligase CUL2FEM1B and its substrate FNIP1 as core components of the reductive stress response. Reductive stress, as caused by prolonged antioxidant signaling or mitochondrial inactivity, reverts the oxidation of invariant Cys residues in FNIP1 and allows CUL2FEM1B to recognize its target. The ensuing proteasomal degradation of FNIP1 restores mitochondrial activity to preserve redox homeostasis and stem cell integrity. The reductive stress response is therefore built around a ubiquitin-dependent rheostat that tunes mitochondrial activity to redox needs and implicates metabolic control in coordination of stress and developmental signaling.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.cell.2020.08.034

    View details for Web of Science ID 000576772900007

    View details for PubMedID 32941802