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J Biol Chem. 1995 Jan 6;270(1):214-7.

Inositol hexakisphosphate binds to clathrin assembly protein 3 (AP-3/AP180) and inhibits clathrin cage assembly in vitro.

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 63110.

Abstract

We have isolated an inositol hexakisphosphate binding protein from rat brain by affinity elution chromatography from Mono S cation exchange resin using 0.1 mM inositol hexakisphosphate (InsP6). The amino acid sequences of six tryptic peptides from the protein were identical to the sequences predicted from the cDNA encoding a previously isolated protein designated as AP-3 or AP180. This protein is localized in nerve endings and promotes assembly of clathrin into coated vesicles. The isolated protein-bound InsP6 with a dissociation constant of 1.2 microM and a stoichiometry of 0.9 mol of InsP6 bound/mol of AP-3. Recombinant AP-3 expressed in Escherichia coli also bound InsP6 with a similar affinity. InsP6 inhibited clathrin cage assembly mediated by AP-3, in an in vitro assay, but had little effect AP-3 binding to preformed cages. We speculate that InsP6 and perhaps highly phosphorylated inositol lipids may play a role in coated vesicle formation.

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