Mass spectrometry proteomics data from both LFQ and SILAC experiments.
Non-centrosomal microtubule organizing centers (MTOCs) are important for microtubule organization in many cell types. In fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe, the protein Mto1, together with partner protein Mto2 (Mto1/2 complex), recruits the g-tubulin complex to multiple non-centrosomal MTOCs, including the nuclear envelope (NE). Here, we develop a comparative-interactome mass spectrometry approach to determine how Mto1 localizes to the NE. Surprisingly, we find that Mto1, a constitutively cytoplasmic protein, docks at nuclear pore complexes (NPCs), via interaction with exportin Crm1 and cytoplasmic FG-nucleoporin Nup146. Although Mto1 is not a nuclear export cargo, it binds Crm1 via a nuclear export signal-like sequence, and docking requires both Ran in the GTP-bound state and Nup146 FG repeats. In addition to determining the mechanism of MTOC formation at the NE, our results reveal a novel role for Crm1 and the nuclear export machinery in the stable docking of a cytoplasmic protein complex at NPCs.
Bao XX, Spanos C, Kojidani T, Lynch EM, Rappsilber J, Hiraoka Y, Haraguchi T, Sawin KE, 2017, Exportin Crm1 is repurposed as a docking protein to generate microtubule organizing centers at the nuclear pore, EBI PRIDE, https://www.ebi.ac.uk/pride/archive/projects/PXD008334