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J Biol Chem. 2002 Oct 25;277(43):40973-80. Epub 2002 Aug 5.

AKAP350 at the Golgi apparatus. II. Association of AKAP350 with a novel chloride intracellular channel (CLIC) family member.

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  • 1Department of Medicine, Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 30912, USA.


AKAP350 can scaffold a number of protein kinases and phosphatases at the centrosome and the Golgi apparatus. We performed a yeast two-hybrid screen of a rabbit parietal cell library with a 3.2-kb segment of AKAP350 (nucleotides 3611-6813). This screen yielded a full-length clone of rabbit chloride intracellular channel 1 (CLIC1). CLIC1 belongs to a family of proteins, all of which contain a high degree of homology in their carboxyl termini. All CLIC family members were able to bind a 133-amino acid domain within AKAP350 through the last 120 amino acids in the conserved CLIC carboxyl termini. Antibodies developed against a bovine CLIC, p64, immunoprecipitated AKAP350 from HCA-7 colonic adenocarcinoma cell extracts. Antibodies against CLIC proteins recognized at least five CLIC species including a novel 46-kDa CLIC protein. We isolated the human homologue of bovine p64, CLIC5B, from HCA-7 cell cDNA. A splice variant of CLIC5, the predicted molecular mass of CLIC5B corresponds to the molecular mass of the 46-kDa CLIC immunoreactive protein in HCA-7 cells. Antibodies against CLIC5B colocalized with AKAP350 at the Golgi apparatus with minor staining of the centrosomes. AKAP350 and CLIC5B association with Golgi elements was lost following brefeldin A treatment. Furthermore, GFP-CLIC5B-(178-410) targeted to the Golgi apparatus in HCA-7 cells. The results suggest that AKAP350 associates with CLIC proteins and specifically that CLIC5B interacts with AKAP350 at the Golgi apparatus in HCA-7 cells.

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