ZEB1/NuRD complex suppresses TBC1D2b to stimulate E-cadherin internalization and promote metastasis in lung cancer

Roxsan Manshouri, Etienne Coyaud, Samrat T. Kundu, David H. Peng, Sabrina A. Stratton, Kendra Alton, Rakhee Bajaj, Jared J. Fradette, Rosalba Minelli, Michael D. Peoples, Alessandro Carugo, Fengju Chen, Christopher Bristow, Jeffrey J. Kovacs, Michelle C. Barton, Tim Heffernan, Chad J. Creighton, Brian Raught, Don L. Gibbons

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Abstract

Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide, due in part to the propensity of lung cancer to metastasize. Aberrant epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a proposed model for the initiation of metastasis. During EMT cell-cell adhesion is reduced allowing cells to dissociate and invade. Of the EMT-associated transcription factors, ZEB1 uniquely promotes NSCLC disease progression. Here we apply two independent screens, BioID and an Epigenome shRNA dropout screen, to define ZEB1 interactors that are critical to metastatic NSCLC. We identify the NuRD complex as a ZEB1 co-repressor and the Rab22 GTPase-activating protein TBC1D2b as a ZEB1/NuRD complex target. We find that TBC1D2b suppresses E-cadherin internalization, thus hindering cancer cell invasion and metastasis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5125
JournalNature communications
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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