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Active nuclear import of the deacetylase Sirtuin-2 is controlled by its C-terminus and importins

Abstract : The NAD-dependent deacetylase Sirtuin-2 (SIRT2) functions in diverse cellular processes including the cell cycle, metabolism, and has important roles in tumorigenesis and bacterial infection. SIRT2 predominantly resides in the cytoplasm but can also function in the nucleus. Consequently, SIRT2 localisation and its interacting partners may greatly impact its function and need to be defined more clearly. In this study we used mass spectrometry to determine the interactomes of SIRT2 in whole cells and in specific cellular fractions; cytoplasm, nucleus and chromatin. Using this approach, we identified novel interacting partners of SIRT2. These included a number of proteins that function in nuclear import. We show that multiple importins interact with and contribute to the basal nuclear shuttling of SIRT2 and that one of these, IPO7 is required for SIRT2 mediated H3K18 deacetylation in response to bacterial infection. Furthermore, we reveal that the unstructured C-terminus of SIRT2 negatively regulates importin-binding and nuclear transport. This study demonstrates that SIRT2 is actively transported into the nucleus via a process regulated by its C-terminus and provides a resource of SIRT2 interacting partners.
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Matthew Eldridge, Jorge Pereira, Francis Impens, Melanie Hamon. Active nuclear import of the deacetylase Sirtuin-2 is controlled by its C-terminus and importins. Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group, 2020, 10 (1), pp.2034. ⟨10.1038/s41598-020-58397-6⟩. ⟨pasteur-03254859⟩

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