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Epstein-Barr virus LMP1 modulates the CD63 interactome

Version 1 : Received: 19 February 2021 / Approved: 22 February 2021 / Online: 22 February 2021 (16:27:27 CET)

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Cheerathodi, M.; Nkosi, D.; Cone, A.S.; York, S.B.; Meckes, D.G., Jr. Epstein-Barr Virus LMP1 Modulates the CD63 Interactome. Viruses 2021, 13, 675. Cheerathodi, M.; Nkosi, D.; Cone, A.S.; York, S.B.; Meckes, D.G., Jr. Epstein-Barr Virus LMP1 Modulates the CD63 Interactome. Viruses 2021, 13, 675.


Abstract Tetraspanin CD63 is a cluster of cell surface proteins with four transmembrane domains which associates with tetraspanin-enriched microdomains and typically localizes to late endosomes and lysosomes. CD63 plays an important role in cellular trafficking of different proteins, EV cargo sorting and vesicles formation. We have preciously shown that CD63 is important in LMP1 trafficking to EVs and this also affects LMP1 mediated intracellular signaling including MAPK/ERK, NF-κB and mTOR activation. Using the BioID combined with mass spectrometry, we sought to define the broad CD63 interactome and how LMP1 modulates this network of interacting proteins. We identified a total of 1600 total proteins as proximal interacting newtwork of proteins to CD63. Biological process enrichment analysis revealed significant involvement in signal transduction, cell communication, protein metabolism and transportation. The CD63 only interactome was enriched in Rab GTPases, SNARE proteins and sorting nexins while adding LMP1 into the interactome increased presence of signaling and ribosomal proteins. Our results showed that LMP1 alters the CD63 interactome, shifting the network of proteins enrichment from protein localization and vesicle mediated transportation to metabolic processes and translation. We also show that LMP1 interacts with mTor, Nedd4L and PP2A indicating formation of a multiprotein complex with CD63 thereby potentially regulating LMP1 dependent mTor signaling. Collectively, the comprehensive analysis of CD63 proximal interacting proteins provides insights into network of partners required for endocytic trafficking, extracellular vesicle cargo sorting, formation and secretion.


Latent membrane protein 1; Epstein-Barr virus; Herpesvirus; Proteomics; Mass spectrometry; interactions; signaling; extracellular vesicles; exosomes; CD63; Tetraspanin


Biology and Life Sciences, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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