Elsevier on behalf of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies
FEBS Letters vol:579 issue:16 pages:3392-3396
A direct interaction of the regulatory domain (R domain) of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator protein (CFTR) with PR65, a regulatory subunit of the protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A), was shown in yeast two hybrid, pull-down and co-immunoprecipitation experiments. The R domain could be dephosphorylated by PP2A in vitro. Overexpression of the interacting domain of PR65 in Caco-2 cells, as well as treatment with okadaic acid, showed a prolonged deactivation of the chloride channel. Taken together our results show a direct and functional interaction between CFTR and PP2A.