The cyclin-dependent kinase 11 interacts with NOT2

Jiaqi Shi, Mark A. Nelson

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The caspase-processed cyclin-dependent kinase 11 (formerly known as PITSLRE) is implicated in apoptotic signaling. However, the mechanism of apoptotic signal transduction through CDK11p46 is still unclear. We used a yeast two-hybrid screening strategy and identified NOT2 as an interacting partner of caspase-processed C-terminal kinase domain of CDK11 (CDK11 p46). We demonstrate that CDK11p46 directly interacts with NOT2 in vitro and in human cells. The NOT domain in the C-terminal part of NOT2 is responsible for the association between CDK11p46 and NOT2. Both NOT2 and CDK11p46 predominantly co-localized in the nucleus. Furthermore, we show that overexpression of NOT2 reduces luciferase mRNA and induces apoptosis. However, NOT2 is not phosphorylated by CDK11p46. These findings suggest that CDK11 may contribute to apoptosis by regulating the activity of NOT2 independent of its kinase activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1310-1316
Number of pages7
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 9 2005


  • Apoptosis
  • CCR4-NOT complex
  • CDK11
  • Caspase
  • Cyclin-dependent kinase 11
  • NOT2
  • Phosphorylation
  • RNA processing
  • Yeast two-hybrid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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