Pink1 is cleaved on healthy mitochondria

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Homo sapiens
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Full-length PINK1 (63 kDa), which is in the inner mitochondrial space, is proteolytically cleaved into an 52-kDa cytosolic fragment (111 - 581) that is released back into the cytoplasm by an unknown mechanism and degraded by the proteasome. cleavage of PINK1 into an unstable cytosolic form maintains low levels of PINK1 on healthy mitochondria in order to suppress the PINK1/Parkin pathway in the absence of mitochondrial damage. At present, not all of the proteases mediating the cleavage of PINK1 in mammalian cells have been identified.

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
20126261 PINK1 is selectively stabilized on impaired mitochondria to activate Parkin

Tanaka, A, Jin, SM, Cookson, MR, Narendra, DP, Suen, DF, Shen, J, Youle, RJ, Gautier, CA

PLoS Biol. 2010
21115803 Mitochondrial membrane potential regulates PINK1 import and proteolytic destabilization by PARL

Kane, LA, Jin, SM, Wang, C, Narendra, DP, Lazarou, M, Youle, RJ

J. Cell Biol. 2010
21194381 Targeting mitochondrial dysfunction: role for PINK1 and Parkin in mitochondrial quality control

Narendra, DP, Youle, RJ

Antioxid. Redox Signal. 2011
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