We previously reported that JNK is involved in the regulation of c-Myc-mediated apoptosis triggered by UV irradiation and anticancer drug treatment. Here we show that ASK1 is an upstream regulator for c-Myc-mediated apoptosis triggered by UV, and we found a direct role for Ser-62 and Ser-71 in the regulation of protein stability and function of c-Myc. The ASK1-JNK pathway enhanced the protein stability of c-Myc through phosphorylation at Ser-62 and Ser-71, which was required for c-Myc-dependent apoptosis by ASK1-signaling. Interestingly, ASK1-signaling attenuated the degradation of ubiquitinated c-Myc without affecting the ubiquitination process. Together, these findings indicate that the ASK1-JNK pathway promotes the proapoptotic activity of c-Myc by modulating c-Myc protein stability through phosphorylation at Ser-62 and Ser-71.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology