Using a yeast two-hybrid screen, we found that SNIP1 (Smad nuclear-interacting protein 1) associates with c-Myc, a key regulator of cell proliferation and transformation. We demonstrate that SNIP1 functions as an important regulator of c-Myc activity, binding the N terminus of c-Myc through its own C terminus, and that SNIP1 enhances the transcriptional activity of c-Myc both by stabilizing it against proteosomal degradation and by bridging the c-Myc/p300 complex. These effects of SNIP1 on c-Myc likely contribute to synergistic effects of SNIP1, c-Myc, and H-Ras in inducing formation of foci in an in vitro transformation assay and also in supporting anchorage-independent growth. The significant association of SNIP1 and c-Myc staining in a non-small cell lung cancer tissue array is further evidence that their activities might be linked and suggests that SNIP1 might be an important modulator of c-Myc activity in carcinogenesis.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||13|
|State||Published - Dec 8 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology