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EMBO J. 2003 Jan 2;22(1):78-88.

Divalent interaction of the GGAs with the Rabaptin-5-Rabex-5 complex.

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  • 1Cell Biology and Metabolism Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.

Abstract

Cargo transfer from trans-Golgi network (TGN)-derived transport carriers to endosomes involves a still undefined set of tethering/fusion events. Here we analyze a molecular interaction that may play a role in this process. We demonstrate that the GGAs, a family of Arf-dependent clathrin adaptors involved in selection of TGN cargo, interact with the Rabaptin-5-Rabex-5 complex, a Rab4/Rab5 effector regulating endosome fusion. These interactions are bipartite: GGA-GAE domains recognize an FGPLV sequence (residues 439-443) in a predicted random coil of Rabaptin-5 (a sequence also recognized by the gamma1- and gamma2-adaptin ears), while GGA-GAT domains bind to the C-terminal coiled-coils of Rabaptin-5. The GGA-Rabaptin-5 interaction decreases binding of clathrin to the GGA-hinge domain, and expression of green fluorescent protein (GFP)-Rabaptin-5 shifts the localization of endogenous GGA1 and associated cargo to enlarged early endosomes. These observations thus identify a binding sequence for GAE/gamma-adaptin ear domains and reveal a functional link between proteins regulating TGN cargo export and endosomal tethering/fusion events.

PMID:
12505986
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PMCID:
PMC140067
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