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Characterization of the KCTD protein family: key factors in several biological processes
Contact person: Laura Zaccaro, lzaccarounina.it


Description ▼
The family of human proteins containing a potassium channel tetramerization domain (KCTD) includes 21 members that are implicated in very important biological processes. KCTD11/REN, the best-characterized member of the family to date, is a negative regulator of the Hedgehog pathway and plays an important role in the tumorigenesis of medulloblastoma, a severe and widespread solid cancer of the childhood. Very recently it has been shown that it is involved in the ubiquitination of HDAC1 by acting, in complex with Cullin3, as an E3 ubiquitin ligase (1). The molecular and structural characterization of KCTD11 has shown that this tetrameric protein is involved in giant macromolecular complexes with its biological partners (Cul3, Rbx1, E2) (2). The development of molecules that are able to interfere with the function of this protein will likely have a relevant impact in the definition of the molecular basis of tumorigenesis. In this scenario, we have recently developed peptides, derived from the Cl3 protein, that are able to bind KCTD11 and other members of this protein family (3). Current activities are focused on the optimization of these molecules and on the characterization of structure-function relations for other members of the KCTD family

Actors ▼
Laura Zaccaro, lzaccarounina.it
Giuseppina De Simone, gdesimonunina.it
Simona Maria Monti, marmontiunina.it
Vincenzo Alterio, vincenzo.alterio@ibb.cnr.it
EmiliaMaria Pedone, empedoneunina.it
Luigi Vitagliano, luigi.vitaglianocnr.it
Sonia Di Gaetano, digaetanunina.it

Keywords ▼
Tumorigenesis, Medulloblastoma, KCTD, Molecular Design,

Research Areas ▼
Cancer Diseases

Figures ▼

Figure 1. 3D model of the complex between the POZ/BTB domain of KCTD11 (cyan) with Cul3 (red), Rbx1 (yellow), and E2 (green)

Figure 2. 3D model of the complex between KCTD5 (red) with Cul3 (blue)


Selected Papers ▼
1) Canettieri G, Di Marcotullio L, Greco A, Coni S, Antonucci L, Infante P, Pietrosanti L, De Smaele E, Ferretti E, Miele E, Pelloni M, De Simone G, Pedone EM, Gallinari P, Giorgi A, Steinkhler C, Vitagliano L, Pedone C, Schinin ME, Screpanti I, Gulino A Histone deacetylase and Cullin3-REN (KCTD11) ubiquitin ligase interplay regulates Hedgehog signalling through Gli acetylation. Nature Cell Biology 2010, 12: 132-42. 2) Correale S, Pirone L, Di Marcotullio L, De Smaele E, Greco A, Mazz D, Moretti M, Alterio V, Vitagliano L, Di Gaetano S, Gulino A, Pedone EM. Molecular organization of the cullin E3 ligase adaptor KCTD11. Biochimie 2011, 17: 373-6. 3) Pirone L, Correale S, Paola I, Zaccaro L, De Simone G, Vitagliano L, Pedone EM, Di Gaetano S. Design, synthesis and characterization of a peptide able to bind proteins of the KCTD family: implications for KCTD-cullin 3 recognition. Journal of Peptide Science 2011, 93: 715-24

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* SIRT1 gene expression upon genotoxic damage is regulated by APE1 through nCaRE-promoter elements (92 views)
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* Quercetin: a pleiotropic kinase inhibitor against cancer (95 views)
Russo GL, Russo M, Spagnuolo C, Tedesco I, Bilotto S, Iannitti R, Palumbo R
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* Neuroblastoma tumorigenesis is regulated through the Nm23-H1/h-Prune C-terminal interaction (131 views)
Carotenuto M, Pedone E, Diana D, de Antonellis P, Džeroski S, Marino N, Navas L, Di Dato V, Scoppettuolo MN, Cimmino F, Correale S, Pirone L, Monti SM, Bruder E, Zenko B, Slavkov I, Pastorino F, Ponzoni M, Schulte JH, Schramm A, Eggert A, Westermann F, Arrigoni G, Accordi B, Basso G, Saviano M, Fattorusso R, Zollo M
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* Carbonic anhydrase IX: Biochemical and crystallographic characterization of a novel antitumor target (85 views)
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* Drug design studies of the novel antitumor targets carbonic anhydrase IX and XII (123 views)
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Total impact factor: 55.18 (50.102 excluding Abstracts and Conferences).
Total 5-year impact factor: 50.637 (45.559 excluding Abstracts and Conferences).



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