Mitochondrial antiviral-signalling protein is a client of the BAG6 protein quality control complex

Peristera Roboti, Craig Lawless, Stephen High

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Abstract

The heterotrimeric BAG6 complex coordinates the direct handover of newly synthesised tail-anchored (TA) membrane proteins from an SGTA-bound preloading complex to the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) delivery component TRC40. In contrast, defective precursors, including aberrant TA proteins, form a stable complex with this cytosolic protein quality control factor, enabling such clients to be either productively re-routed or selectively degraded. We identify the mitochondrial TA protein MAVS (mitochondrial antiviral-signalling protein) as an endogenous client of both SGTA and the BAG6 complex. Our data suggest that the BAG6 complex binds to a cytosolic pool of MAVS before its misinsertion into the ER membrane, from where it can subsequently be removed via ATP13A1-mediated dislocation. This BAG6- associated fraction of MAVS is dynamic and responds to the activation of an innate immune response, suggesting that BAG6 may modulate the pool of MAVS that is available for coordinating the cellular response to viral infection.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Cell Science
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Apr 2022

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