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PubMed 9880541


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Automatically associated channels: ClIC1 , ClIC3



Title: Molecular cloning and characterization of a mitogen-activated protein kinase-associated intracellular chloride channel.

Authors: Z Qian, D Okuhara, M K Abe, M R Rosner

Journal, date & volume: J. Biol. Chem., 1999 Jan 15 , 274, 1621-7

PubMed link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9880541


Abstract
ERK7, a member of the mitogen-activated protein kinase family, has a carboxyl-terminal tail that is required for ERK7 activation, cellular localization, and its ability to inhibit DNA synthesis. To identify proteins that interact with ERK7, we utilized a yeast two-hybrid screen with the COOH-terminal tail of ERK7 as bait and isolated the cDNA for a novel protein termed CLIC3. The interaction between CLIC3 and ERK7 in mammalian cells was confirmed by co-immunoprecipitation. CLIC3 has significant homology to human intracellular chloride channels 1 (NCC27/CLIC1) and 2 and bovine kidney chloride channel p64. Like NCC27/CLIC1, CLIC3 is predominantly localized in the nucleus and stimulates chloride conductance when expressed in cells. Taken together, these results suggest that CLIC3 is a new member of the human CLIC family. The observed interaction between CLIC3 and ERK7 is the first demonstration of a stable complex between a protein that activates chloride ion transport and a member of the mitogen-activated protein kinase family of signal transducers. The specific association of CLIC3 with the COOH-terminal tail of ERK7 suggests that CLIC3 may play a role in the regulation of cell growth.