PMID: 30554943
Lambert JP, Picaud S, Fujisawa T, Hou H, Savitsky P, Uuskula-Reimand L, Gupta GD, Abdouni H, Lin ZY, Tucholska M, Knight JDR, Gonzalez-Badillo B, St-Denis N, Newman JA, Stucki M, Pelletier L, Bandeira N, Wilson MD, Filippakopoulos P, Gingras AC
Interactome Rewiring Following Pharmacological Targeting of BET Bromodomains.
Mol Cell. 2018 Dec 13. pii: S1097-2765(18)30948-1. doi:, 10.1016/j.molcel.2018.11.006.
Targeting bromodomains (BRDs) of the bromo-and-extra-terminal (BET) family offers opportunities for therapeutic intervention in cancer and other diseases. Here, we profile the interactomes of BRD2, BRD3, BRD4, and BRDT following treatment with the pan-BET BRD inhibitor JQ1, revealing broad rewiring of the interaction landscape, with three distinct classes of behavior for the 603 unique interactors identified. A group of proteins associate in a JQ1-sensitive manner with BET BRDs through canonical and new binding modes, while two classes of extra-terminal (ET)-domain binding motifs mediate acetylation-independent interactions. Last, we identify an unexpected increase in several interactions following JQ1 treatment that define negative functions for BRD3 in the regulation of rRNA synthesis and potentially RNAPII-dependent gene expression that result in decreased cell proliferation. Together, our data highlight the contributions of BET protein modules to their interactomes allowing for a better understanding of pharmacological rewiring in response to JQ1.