Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
J Cell Sci. 1997 Sep;110 ( Pt 18):2207-14.

Human syntaxin 3 is localized apically in human intestinal cells.

Author information

1
Laboratoire de Génétique et Physiologie du Développement, Campus de Luminy, Marsaille, France.

Abstract

To understand the molecular mechanisms underlying sorting of apical and basolateral membrane components in human intestinal epithelial cells, we have cloned the human homolog of rat syntaxin 3 and looked for its subcellular localization. Endogenous human syntaxin 3 was found to be localized at the apical membrane of colon epithelial and Caco-2 cells. This apical localization was confirmed by confocal microscopy after transfection of the cDNA coding for either full length or N-terminally truncated human syntaxin 3 in Caco-2 cells. Furthermore the signal(s) and machinery targeting human syntaxin 3 to the apical membrane of epithelial cells are conserved between species since human syntaxin 3 was also localized at the apical membrane of canine MDCK cells and of epithelial cells in transgenic Drosophila melanogaster.

PMID:
9378770
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for HighWire
    Loading ...
    Support Center