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Fuel ◽  
2022 ◽  
Vol 312 ◽  
pp. 122949
Yanqing Cui ◽  
Haifeng Liu ◽  
Mingsheng Wen ◽  
Lei Feng ◽  
Can Wang ◽  

2022 ◽  
Vol 72 ◽  
pp. 169-175
Jessica MJ. Swanson

2022 ◽  
Thomas J Koehler ◽  
Thao Tran ◽  
Jennifer M Kavran

Canonically, MST1/2 functions as a core kinase of the Hippo pathway and non-canonically is both activated during apoptotic signaling and acts in concert with RASSFs in T-cells. Faithful signal transduction relies on both appropriate activation and regulated substrate phosphorylation by the activated kinase. Considerable progress has been made understanding the molecular mechanisms regulating activation of MST1/2 and identifying downstream signaling events. Here we present a kinetic analysis analyzing how the ability of MST1/2 to phosphorylate substrates is regulated. Using a steady state kinetic system, we parse the contribution of different factors including the domains of MST2, phosphorylation, caspase cleavage, and complex formation to MST2 activity. In the unphosphorylated state, we find the SARAH domain stabilizes substrate binding. Phosphorylation, we also determine, drives activation of MST2 and that once activated the kinase domain is free of regulation. The binding partners SAV1, MOB1A, and RASSF5 do not alter the kinetics of phosphorylated MST2. We also show that the caspase cleaved MST2 fragment is as active as full-length suggesting that the linker region of MST2 does not inhibit the catalytic activity of the kinase domain but instead regulates MST2 activity through non-catalytic mechanisms. This kinetic analysis helps establish a framework for interpreting how signaling events, mutations, and post-translational modifications contribute to signaling of MST2 in vivo.

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