PE_PGRS38 Interaction With HAUSP Downregulates Antimycobacterial Host Defense via TRAF6open access
- Kim, Jae-Sung; Kim, Hyo Keun; Cho, Euni; Mun, Seok-Jun; Jang, Sein; Jang, Jichan; Yang, Chul-Su
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- FRONTIERS MEDIA SA
- Mycobacterium tuberculosis PE_PGRS38; Mycobacterium smegmatis; HAUSP; TRAF6; Macrophages; Ubiquitination
- FRONTIERS IN IMMUNOLOGY, v.13
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- FRONTIERS IN IMMUNOLOGY
- Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) is the causative pathogen of tuberculosis (TB), which manipulates the host immunity to ensure survival and colonization in the host. Mtb possess a unique family of proteins, named PE_PGRS, associated with Mtb pathogenesis. Thus, elucidation of the functions of PE_PGRS proteins is necessary to understand TB pathogenesis. Here, we investigated the role of PE_PGRS38 binding to herpesvirus-associated ubiquitin-specific protease (HAUSP, USP7) in regulating the activity of various substrate proteins by modulating their state of ubiquitination. We constructed the recombinant PE_PGRS38 expressed in M. smegmatis (Ms_PE_PGRS38) to investigate the role of PE_PGRS38. We found that Ms_PE_PGRS38 regulated the cytokine levels in murine bone marrow-derived macrophages by inhibiting the deubiquitination of tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor (TRAF) 6 by HAUSP. Furthermore, the PE domain in PE_PGRS38 was identified as essential for mediating TRAF6 deubiquitination. Ms_PE_PGRS38 increased the intracellular burden of bacteria by manipulating cytokine levels in vitro and in vivo. Overall, we revealed that the interplay between HAUSP and PE_PGRS38 regulated the inflammatory response to increase the survival of mycobacteria.
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