STING Nuclear Partners Contribute to Innate Immune Signalling Responses

Charles Dixon, Poonam Malik, Jose de las Heras, Natalia Saiz ros, Flaviade Lima Alves, Mark Tingey, Eleanor Gaunt, A Christine Richardson, David Kelly, Martin Goldberg, Greg J Towers, Weidong Yang, Juri Rappsilber, Paul Digard, Eric C. Schirmer*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract / Description of output

STING is an adaptor for cytoplasmic DNA sensing by cGAMP/cGAS that helps trigger innate immune responses (IIR). Although STING is mostly localised in the ER, we find a separate inner nuclear membrane pool of STING that increases mobility and redistributes to the outer nuclear membrane upon IIR stimulation by transfected dsDNA or dsRNA mimic poly(I:C). Immunoprecipitation of STING from isolated nuclear envelopes coupled with mass spectrometry revealed a distinct nuclear envelope-STING proteome consisting of known nuclear membrane proteins and enriched in DNA- and RNA-binding proteins. Seventeen of these nuclear envelope STING partners are known to bind direct interactors of IRF3/7 transcription factors and testing a subset of these revealed STING partners SYNCRIP, MEN1, DDX5, snRNP70, RPS27a, AATF as novel modulators of dsDNA triggered IIR. Moreover, we find that SYNCRIP is a novel antagonist of the RNA virus, influenza A, potentially shedding light on reports of STING inhibition of RNA viruses.
Original languageEnglish
Article number103055
Early online date28 Aug 2021
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 28 Aug 2021

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • nuclear envelope
  • NET23
  • innate immune response
  • influenza A virus


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