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J Biol Chem. 1999 Jul 16;274(29):20505-12.

p125 is a novel mammalian Sec23p-interacting protein with structural similarity to phospholipid-modifying proteins.

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  • 1School of Life Science, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Science, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0392, Japan.

Abstract

COPII-coated vesicles are involved in protein transport from the endoplasmic reticulum to the Golgi apparatus. COPII consists of three parts: Sar1p and the two protein complexes, Sec23p-Sec24p and Sec13p-Sec31p. Using a glutathione S-transferase fusion protein with mouse Sec23p, we identified a novel mammalian Sec23p-interacting protein, p125, which is clearly distinct from Sec24p. The N-terminal region of p125 is rich in proline residues, and the central and C-terminal regions exhibit significant homology to phospholipid-modifying proteins, especially phosphatidic acid preferring-phospholipase A1. We transiently expressed p125 and mouse Sec23p in mammalian cells and examined their interaction. The results showed that the N-terminal region of p125 is important for the interaction with Sec23p. We confirmed the interaction between the two proteins by a yeast two-hybrid assay. Overexpression of p125, like that of mammalian Sec23p, caused disorganization of the endoplasmic reticulum-Golgi intermediate compartment and Golgi apparatus, suggesting its role in the early secretory pathway.

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