Oxidized S100A4 inhibits the activation of protein phosphatase 5 through S100A1 in MKN-45 gastric carcinoma cells

Mitsumasa Tsuchiya, Fuminori Yamaguchi, Seiko Shimamoto, Tomohito Fujimoto, Hiroshi Tokumitsu, Masaaki Tokuda, Ryoji Kobayashi

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)


S100 proteins bind to numerous target proteins, as well as other S100 proteins and activate signaling cascades. S100 proteins can be modified by various post-translational modifications, such as phosphorylation, methylation and acety-lation. In addition, oxidation is important for modulating their activities. Previous studies have shown that S100A1 interacts with S100A4 in vit ro and in vivo. Due to this potential cross-talk among the S100 proteins, the aim of the present study was to examine whether S100A4 modulates the activity of S100A1. S100A4 was readily oxidized and formed disulfide-linked dimers and oligomers. Although non-oxidized S100A4 bound to protein phosphatase 5 (PP5), the Cu-oxidized S100A4 failed to bind PP5. Instead, the Cu-oxidized S100A4 directly interacted with S100A1 and prevented PP5 activation. Hydrogen peroxide induced S100A4 oxidation in MKN-45 gastric adenocarcinoma cells and decreased S100A1-PP5 interaction, resulted in the inhibition of PP5 activation by S100A1. These data indicate that oxidized S100A4 regulates PP5 activity in a unique manner under oxidative stress conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1713-1719
Number of pages7
JournalInternational journal of molecular medicine
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2014
Externally publishedYes



  • MKN-45
  • Oxidative stress
  • Protein phosphatase 5
  • S100 protein

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics

Cite this