Co-ordinated control of the Aurora B abscission checkpoint by PKCε complex assembly, midbody recruitment and retentionMore about Open Access at the Crick
Authors listLisa Watson Tanya Soliman Khalil Davis Joanna Kelly Nicola Lockwood Xiaoping Yang Steven Lynham John D Scott Victoria Crossland Neil McDonald David J Mann Alan Armstrong Ulrike Eggert Peter Parker
A requirement for PKCε in exiting from the Aurora B dependent abscission checkpoint is associated with events at the midbody, however, the recruitment, retention and action of PKCε in this compartment are poorly understood. Here, the prerequisite for 14-3-3 complex assembly in this pathway is directly linked to the phosphorylation of Aurora B S227 at the midbody. However, while essential for PKCε control of Aurora B, 14-3-3 association is shown to be unnecessary for the activity-dependent enrichment of PKCε at the midbody. This localisation is demonstrated to be an autonomous property of the inactive PKCε D532N mutant, consistent with activity-dependent dissociation. The C1A and C1B domains are necessary for this localisation, while the C2 domain and inter-C1 domain (IC1D) are necessary for retention at the midbody. Furthermore, it is shown that while the IC1D mutant retains 14-3-3 complex proficiency, it does not support Aurora B phosphorylation, nor rescues division failure observed with knockdown of endogenous PKCε. It is concluded that the concerted action of multiple independent events facilitates PKCε phosphorylation of Aurora B at the midbody to control exit from the abscission checkpoint.
Journal Biochemical Journal
Issue number 12