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Cell. 1992 Feb 7;68(3):533-44.

Sorting of GPI-anchored proteins to glycolipid-enriched membrane subdomains during transport to the apical cell surface.

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Department of Pathology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06510.


We show that a protein with a glycosylphosphatidyl inositol (GPI) anchor can be recovered from lysates of epithelial cells in a low density, detergent-insoluble form. Under these conditions, the protein is associated with detergent-resistant sheets and vesicles that contain other GPI-anchored proteins and are enriched in glycosphingolipids, but do not contain a basolateral marker protein. The protein is recovered in this complex only after it has been transported to the Golgi complex, suggesting that protein-sphingolipid microdomains form in the Golgi apparatus and plasma membrane and supporting the model proposed by Simons and colleagues for sorting of certain membrane proteins to the apical surface after intracellular association with glycosphingolipids.

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