화학공학소재연구정보센터
Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol.346, No.1, 95-101, 2006
Serine 714 might be implicated in the regulation of the phosphorylation in other areas of mPer1 protein
The phosphorylation of mPer proteins may play important roles in the mechanism of the circadian clock via changes in subcellular localization and degradation. However, the mechanism has remained unclear. Previously, we identified three putative casein kinase (CK)1 epsilon phosphorylation motif clusters in mPer1. In this work, we examined the role of the phosphorylation of serine residue, Ser(S)714, in mPer1. mPer1 S[714-726]A mutant, in which potential phosphorylation serine residues replaced by alanine residues, is rapidly phosphorylated compared with wild-type mPer1 by CK1 epsilon. Coexpression with S[714]G mutant of mPer1 advanced phase of circadian expression of mPer2-luc expression, which was monitored by in vitro bioluminescence system. This result showed that the mPER1 S[714]G mutation affects circadian core oscillator. Considering these, it seems that Ser 714 might be involved in the regulation of the phosphorylation of other sites in mPer1 by CK1 epsilon. (c) 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.