Hyungsoo Kim

Learn More
von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease is a rare autosomal dominant cancer syndrome. Although hypoxia-inducible factor-alpha (HIFalpha) is a well-documented substrate of von Hippel-Lindau tumor suppressor protein (pVHL), it remains unclear whether the dysregulation of HIF is sufficient to account for de novo tumorigenesis in VHL-deleted cells. Here we found that(More)
Defining the mechanisms underlying the control of mitochondrial fusion and fission is critical to understanding cellular adaptation to diverse physiological conditions. Here we demonstrate that hypoxia induces fission of mitochondrial membranes, dependent on availability of the mitochondrial scaffolding protein AKAP121. AKAP121 controls mitochondria(More)
Menin, a gene product of multiple endocrine neoplasia type I (MEN1), is known to act as a tumor suppressor to repress JunD transcription factor. However, the mechanism by which Menin represses JunD transcriptional activity was still unclear. In this study, we found that Menin is a corepressor against JunD transcriptional activity via recruitment of histone(More)
Despite the involvement in diverse physiological process and pleiotropic expression profile, the molecular functions of Nur77 are not likely to be fully elucidated. From the effort to find a novel function of Nur77, we detected molecular interaction between Nur77 and PKC. Details of interaction revealed that C-terminal ligand binding domain (LBD) of Nur77(More)
TCR signaling leading to thymocyte apoptosis is mediated through the expression of the Nur77 family of orphan nuclear receptors. It has been shown that the Nur77 promoter is activated by at least two signaling pathways, one mediated by calcium and the other by protein kinase C (PKC). MEF2D has been known to regulate Nur77 expression in a calcium- dependent(More)
Myocyte enhancer factor 2 (MEF2) plays pivotal roles in various biological processes, and its transcriptional activity is regulated by histone acetylation/deacetylation enzymes in a calcium-dependent fashion. A calcineurin-binding protein 1 (Cabin1) has been shown to participate in repression of MEF2 by recruiting mSin3 and its associated histone(More)
The RING finger E3 ubiquitin ligase Siah2 is implicated in control of diverse cellular biological events, including MAPK signaling and hypoxia. Here we demonstrate that Siah2 is subject to regulation by the deubiquitinating enzyme USP13. Overexpression of USP13 increases Siah2 stability by attenuating its autodegradation. Consequently, the ability of Siah2(More)
Many tumor cells are fueled by altered metabolism and increased glutamine (Gln) dependence. We identify regulation of the L-glutamine carrier proteins SLC1A5 and SLC38A2 (SLC1A5/38A2) by the ubiquitin ligase RNF5. Paclitaxel-induced ER stress to breast cancer (BCa) cells promotes RNF5 association, ubiquitination, and degradation of SLC1A5/38A2. This(More)
The Siah ubiquitin ligases are members of the RING finger E3 ligases. The Siah E3s are conserved from fly to mammals. Primarily implicated in cellular stress responses, Siah ligases play a key role in hypoxia, through the regulation of HIF-1α transcription stability and activity. Concomitantly, physiological conditions associated with varying oxygen tension(More)
In this study, we investigated the role of Nur77, an orphan nuclear receptor, in HIF-alpha transcriptional activity. We found that Nur77 associates and stabilizes HIF-1alpha via indirect interaction. Nur77 was found to interact with pVHL in vivo via the alpha-domain of pVHL. By binding to pVHL, Nur77 competed with elongin C for pVHL binding. Moreover,(More)