Focal adhesion kinase-dependent activation of the early endocytic protein Rab5 is associated with cell migration

Arriagada, Cecilia; Silva, Patricio; Millet, Martial; Solano, Luis; Moraga, Carolina; Torres, Vicente A.

Abstract

Focal adhesion kinase (FAK) is a central regulator of integrin-dependent cell adhesion and migration and has recently been shown to co-localize with endosomal proteins. The early endocytic protein Rab5 controls integrin trafficking, focal adhesion disassembly, and cell migration and has been shown to be activated upon integrin engagement by mechanisms that remain unclear. Because FAK is a critical regulator of integrin-dependent signaling and Rab5 recapitulates FAK-mediated effects, we evaluated the possibility that FAK activates Rab5 and contributes to cell migration. Pulldown assays revealed that Rab5-GTP levels are decreased upon treatment with a pharmacological inhibitor of FAK, PF562,271, in resting A549 cells. These events were associated with decreased peripheral Rab5 puncta and a reduced number of early endosome antigen 1 (EEA1)-positive early endosomes. Accordingly, as indicated by FAK inhibition experiments and in FAK-null fibroblasts, adhesion-induced FAK activity increased Rab5-GTP levels. In fact, expression of WT FAK and FAK/Y180A/M183A (open conformation), but not FAK/Arg(454) (kinase-dead), augmented Rab5-GTP levels in FAK-null fibroblasts and A549 cells. Moreover, expression of a GDP-bound Rab5 mutant (Rab5/S34N) or shRNA-mediated knockdown of endogenous Rab5 prevented FAK-induced A549 cell migration, whereas expression of WT or GTP-bound Rab5 (Rab5/Q79L), but not Rab5/S34N, promoted cell migration in FAK-null fibroblasts. Mechanistically, FAK co-immunoprecipitated with the GTPase-activating protein p85 alpha in a phosphorylation (Tyr(397))-dependent manner, preventing Rab5-GTP loading, as shown by knockdown and transfection recovery experiments. Taken together, these results reveal that FAK activates Rab5, leading to cell migration.

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Título según WOS: Focal adhesion kinase-dependent activation of the early endocytic protein Rab5 is associated with cell migration
Título según SCOPUS: Focal adhesion kinase- dependent activation of the early endocytic protein Rab5 is associated with cell migration
Título de la Revista: JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY
Volumen: 294
Número: 34
Editorial: AMER SOC BIOCHEMISTRY MOLECULAR BIOLOGY INC
Fecha de publicación: 2019
Página de inicio: 12836
Página final: 12845
Idioma: English
DOI:

10.1074/jbc.RA119.008667

Notas: ISI, SCOPUS