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J Biol Chem. 1998 Nov 27;273(48):31633-6.

Identification of an evolutionarily conserved heterotrimeric protein complex involved in protein targeting.

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA.

Abstract

In Caenorhabditis elegans, lin-2, lin-7, and lin-10 genetically interact to control the trafficking of the Let-23 growth factor receptor to the basolateral surface of body epithelia. The human homologue of the lin-10 gene has recently been identified as a member of the X11 gene family. The X11 proteins contain one phosphotyrosine binding (PTB) and two PSD-95.Dlg.ZO-1 (PDZ) domains as well as an extended amino terminus. We have previously shown that the PTB domain of X11alpha (also known as Mint1) can bind to the amyloid precursor protein (APP) in a phosphotyrosine-independent fashion and can markedly inhibit the processing of APP to the amyloid beta (Abeta) peptide. Here, we report that X11alpha directly binds to the mammalian homologue of Lin-2 (mLin-2), also known as CASK. This binding is mediated by direct interaction between the Calmodulin Kinase II (CKII)-like domain of mLin-2 and the amino terminus of X11alpha. Furthermore, we can detect direct interactions between mLin-2 and mammalian Lin-7 (mLin-7). In mouse brain, we have identified a heterotrimeric complex that contains mLin-2, mLin-7, and X11alpha and that is likely important for the localization of proteins in polarized cells. This complex may play an important role in the trafficking and processing of APP in neurons.

PMID:
9822620
DOI:
10.1074/jbc.273.48.31633
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