Proximity Mapping of CCP6 Reveals Its Association with Centrosome Organization and Cilium Assembly

Sergi Rodriguez-Calado, Petra Van Damme, Francesc Xavier Avilés, Ana Paula Candiota, Sebastian Tanco, Julia Lorenzo

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The cytosolic carboxypeptidase 6 (CCP6) catalyzes the deglutamylation of polyglutamate side chains, a post-translational modification that affects proteins such as tubulins or nucleosome assembly proteins. CCP6 is involved in several cell processes, such as spermatogenesis, antiviral activity, embryonic development, and pathologies like renal adenocarcinoma. In the present work, the cellular role of CCP6 has been assessed by BioID, a proximity labeling approach for mapping physiologically relevant protein–protein interactions (PPIs) and bait proximal proteins by mass spectrometry. We used HEK 293 cells stably expressing CCP6-BirA* to identify 37 putative interactors of this enzyme. This list of CCP6 proximal proteins displayed enrichment of proteins associated with the centrosome and centriolar satellites, indicating that CCP6 could be present in the pericentriolar material. In addition, we identified cilium assembly-related proteins as putative interactors of CCP6. In addition, the CCP6 proximal partner list included five proteins associated with the Joubert syndrome, a ciliopathy linked to defects in polyglutamylation. Using the proximity ligation assay (PLA), we show that PCM1, PIBF1, and NudC are true CCP6 physical interactors. Therefore, the BioID methodology confirms the location and possible functional role of CCP6 in centrosomes and centrioles, as well as in the formation and maintenance of primary cilia.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1273
Number of pages21
JournalInternational journal of molecular sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 2023


  • BirA*
  • CCP6
  • Joubert syndrome
  • biotin-dependent proximity labeling (BioID)
  • centrioles
  • cilia
  • cilium assembly
  • cytosolic carboxypeptidases
  • polyglutamylation
  • proteomics


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