Sumoylation of Daxx Regulates IFN-Induced Growth Suppression of B Lymphocytes and the Hormone Receptor-Mediated Transactivation

Muromoto R, Ishida M, Sugiyama K, Sekine Y, Oritani K, Shimoda K, Matsuda T
Source: J Immunol
Publication Date: (2006)
Issue: 177(2): 1160-70
Research Area:
Immunotherapy / Hematology
Cells used in publication:
Species: mouse
Tissue Origin:
Nucleofectorâ„¢ I/II/2b
Daxx has been shown to play an essential role in type I IFN-mediated suppression of B cell development and apoptosis. Recently, we demonstrated that Tyk2 is directly involved in IFN signaling for the induction and translocation of Daxx, which may result in growth arrest and/or apoptosis of B lymphocyte progenitors. To clarify the molecular mechanisms of how Daxx acts on growth suppression of B lymphocytes, we examined functions of a sumoylation-defective Daxx KA mutant (Daxx K630/631A), which substituted Lys 630 and Lys 631 to Ala. Importantly, Daxx KA localized in the cytoplasm, whereas wild-type Daxx localized in the nucleus. Murine pro-B cell line Ba/F3 expressing Daxx KA revealed a resistance to the IFN-induced growth suppression. It is noteworthy that treatment with an exportin inhibitor, leptomycin B, resulted in nuclear localization of Daxx KA and recovery of the IFN-induced growth suppression in Ba/F3 cells. Moreover, Daxx KA decreased the binding potential to promyelocytic leukemia protein (PML), and overexpression of PML recruited Daxx KA into PML oncogenic domains. Notably, a Daxx-small ubiquitin-related modifier fusion protein exhibited increased nuclear localization and ability to suppress cell growth in Ba/F3 cells. These results demonstrate that the IFN-induced growth suppression of B lymphocytes requires nuclear localization of Daxx through its sumoylation and proper interactions with PML.