Like phosphorylation, protein sumoylation likely represents a dynamic PTM to alter protein function in support of cell regulatory systems. The broad-spectrum impact of transient or chronic engagement of signal transduction cascades on protein sumoylation has not been explored. Here, we find that epidermal growth factor (EGF) stimulation evokes a rapid alteration in small ubiquitin modifier (SUMO) target selection, while oncogene expression alters steady-state SUMO-protein profiles. A proteomic SUMO target analysis in melanoma cells identified proteins involved in cellular signaling, growth control, and neural differentiation.
- Signal transduction