Retrieval from the ER-golgi intermediate compartment is key to the targeting of c-terminally anchored ER-resident proteins


Butler, John, Watson, Helen R., Lee, Anthony G., Schuppe, Hans-Jurgen and East, J. Malcolm (2011) Retrieval from the ER-golgi intermediate compartment is key to the targeting of c-terminally anchored ER-resident proteins. Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, 112, (12), 3543-3548. (doi:10.1002/jcb.23281).

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Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) resident proteins may be maintained in the ER by retention, where the leak into post-ER compartments is absent or slow, or retrieval, where a significant leak is countered by retrieval from post-ER compartments. Here the targeting of the C-terminally anchored protein ER-resident protein, cytochrome b5a (cytb5a), considered to be maintained in the ER mainly by the process of retention, is compared with that of sarcolipin (SLN) and phospholamban (PLB); also C-terminally anchored ER-residents. Laser confocal microscopy, and cell fractionation of green fluorescent protein-tagged constructs expressed in COS 7 cells indicate that while calnexin appears to be retained in the ER with no evidence of leak into the ER–Golgi intermediate compartment (ERGIC), significant amounts of cytb5a, SLN, and PLB are detectable in the ERGIC, indicating that there is considerable leak from the ER. This is supported by an in vitro budding assay that shows that while small amounts of calnexin appear in the transport vesicles budding off from the ER, significant amounts of cytb5a and SLN are found in such vesicles. These data support the hypothesis that retrieval plays a major role in ensuring that C-terminally anchored proteins are maintained in the ER

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0730-2312 (print)
1097-4644 (electronic)
Keywords: calnexin, cytochrome b5, phospholamban, retention, retrieval, targeting
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences > Biological Sciences > Molecular & Cellular
ePrint ID: 208149
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2012 15:26
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:49
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/208149

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