TRIP6 is required for tension at adherens junctions

Srividya Venkatramanan, Consuelo Ibar, Kenneth D. Irvine

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Hippo signaling mediates influences of cytoskeletal tension on organ growth. TRIP6 and LIMD1 have each been identified as being required for tension-dependent inhibition of the Hippo pathway LATS kinases and their recruitment to adherens junctions, but the relationship between TRIP6 and LIMD1 was unknown. Using siRNA-mediated gene knockdown, we show that TRIP6 is required for LIMD1 localization to adherens junctions, whereas LIMD1 is not required for TRIP6 localization. TRIP6, but not LIMD1, is also required for the recruitment of vinculin and VASP to adherens junctions. Knockdown of TRIP6 or vinculin, but not of LIMD1, also influences the localization of myosin and F-actin. In TRIP6 knockdown cells, actin stress fibers are lost apically but increased basally, and there is a corresponding increase in the recruitment of vinculin and VASP to basal focal adhesions. Our observations identify a role for TRIP6 in organizing F-actin and maintaining tension at adherens junctions that could account for its influence on LIMD1 and LATS. They also suggest that focal adhesions and adherens junctions compete for key proteins needed to maintain attachments to contractile F-actin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberjcs247866
JournalJournal of cell science
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cell Biology


  • Cytoskeleton
  • Hippo
  • Junction
  • LIMD1
  • Mechanotransduction
  • Tension


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