Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol.518, No.3, 598-604, 2019
Biochemical insight into pseudouridine synthase 7 (PUS7) as a novel interactor of sirtuin, SIRT1
Sirtuin1 (SIRT1) forms a dynamic regulatory network with multiple proteins. The SIRT1 protein interactome comprises histone, non-histone substrates, and modulators of SIRT1 deacetylase. Proteomic studies have enlisted several proteins in SIRT1 network, but the structural and functional details of their interactions remain largely unexplored. In this study, we establish Pseudouridine synthase 7 (PUS7), a nuclear protein involved in stem cell development and intellectual disabilities, as a novel interactor of SIRT1. The binding regions are predicted and analyzed based on molecular docking studies. The direct interaction occurs between SIRT1 and PUS7, as evidenced by pull-down studies and surface plasmon resonance (SPR) assay. Furthermore, the truncation studies unambiguously suggested that the N-terminal region of PUS7 is essential for forming a stable complex with SIRT1. Overall, our results suggest that PUS7 may regulate the SIRT1 function when it directly interacts with SIRT1. (C) 2019 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.