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Coat-tether interaction in Golgi organization

Authors Guo, Yusong View this author's profile
Punj, Vasu
Sengupta, Debrup
Linstedt, Adam D.
Issue Date 2008
Source v. 19, Issue 7, July 2008, p. 2830-2843
Summary Biogenesis of the Golgi apparatus is likely mediated by the COPI vesicle coat complex, but the mechanism is poorly understood. Modeling of the COPI subunit βCOP based on the clathrin adaptor AP2 suggested that the βCOP C terminus forms an appendage domain with a conserved FW binding pocket motif. On gene replacement after knockdown, versions of βCOP with a mutated FW motif or flanking basic residues yielded a defect in Golgi organization reminiscent of that occurring in the absence of the vesicle tether p115. Indeed, βCOP bound p115, and this depended on the βCOP FW motif. Furthermore, the interaction depended on E19E21 in the p115 head domain and inverse charge substitution blocked Golgi biogenesis in intact cells. Finally, Golgi assembly in permeabilized cells was significantly reduced by inhibitors containing intact, but not mutated, βCOP FW or p115 EE motifs. Thus, Golgi organization depends on mutually interacting domains in βCOP and p115, suggesting that vesicle tethering at the Golgi involves p115 binding to the COPI coat. © 2008 by The American Society for Cell Biology.
ISSN 10591524
Language English
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