SHP-1 regulation of p62(DOK) tyrosine phosphorylation in macrophages

Karen L. Berg, Katherine A. Siminovitch, E. Richard Stanley

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SHP-1 plays key roles in the modulation of hematopoietic cell signaling. To ascertain the impact of SHP-1 on colony-stimulating factor-1 (CSF-1)- mediated survival and proliferative signaling, we compared the CSF-1 responses of primary bone marrow macrophages (BMM) from wild-type and SHP-1- deficient motheaten (me/me) mice. CSF-1-induced protein tyrosine phosphorylation levels were similar in wild-type and me/me BMM, except for the constitutive hyperphosphorylation of a 62-kDa phosphoprotein (pp62) in me/me macrophages, pp62 was identified as the RASGAP-associated p62(DOK) and was shown to be the major CSF-1R-associated tyrosine-phosphorylated protein in CSF-1-treated BMM. p62(DOK) was found to be constitutively associated with SHP-1 in BMM and in 293T cells, co-expressing p62(dok) and either wild-type or catalytically inert SHIP-1 (SHP-1 C453S). In both cell types, the interaction of SHP-1 with p62(DOK) occurred independently of p62(DOK) tyrosine phosphorylation, but only the tyrosine-phosphorylated p62(DOK) was bound by SHP-1 C453S in a far Western analysis. These findings suggest a constitutive association of SHP-1 and p62(DOK) that is either conformation- dependent or indirect as well as a direct, inducible association of the SHP-1 catalytic domain with tyrosine-phosphorylated p62(DOK). p62(DOK) hyperphosphorylation is not associated with altered CSF-1-induced RAS signaling or proliferation. However, whereas wild-type macrophages undergo cell death following CSF-1 removal, me/me macrophages exhibit prolonged survival in the absence of growth factor. Thus, p62(DOK) is a major SHP-1 substrate whose tyrosine phosphorylation correlates with growth factor- independent survival in macrophages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35855-35865
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Issue number50
StatePublished - Dec 10 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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