Title: Dissection of a novel molecular determinant mediating golgi to trans-golgi network transition
Authors : Schaub, Beat E.
Berger, Eric G.
Rohrer, Jack
Published in : Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences
Volume(Issue) : 65
Issue : 22
Pages : 3677
Pages to: 3687
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Birkhaeuser Science
Issue Date: Nov-2008
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subject (DDC) : 571: Physiology and related subjects
Abstract: Two major functions of the Golgi apparatus (GA) are formation of complex glycans and sorting of proteins destined for various subcellular compartments or secretion. To fulfill these tasks proper localization of the accessory proteins within the different sub-compartments of the GA is crucial. Here we investigate structural determinants mediating transition of the two glycosyltransferases beta-1,4- galactosyltransferase 1 (gal-T1) and the alpha-1,3-fucosyltransferase 6 (fuc-T6) from the trans-Golgi cisterna to the trans-Golgi network (TGN). Upon treatment with the ionophore monensin both glycosyltransferases are found in TGN-derived swollen vesicles, as determined by confocal fluorescence microscopy and density gradient fractionation. Both enzymes carry a signal consisting of the amino acids E(5)P(6) in gal-T1 and D(2)P(3) in fuc-T6 necessary for the transition of these glycosyltransferases from the trans-Golgi cisterna to the TGN, but not for their steady state localization in the trans-Golgi cisterna.
Departement: Life Sciences und Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology (ICBT)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1007/s00018-008-8446-y
ISSN: 1420-9071
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/6803
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