Cell-free transport from the trans-Golgi network to late endosome requires factors involved in formation and consumption of clathrin-coated vesicles

Mohamed E. Abazeed, Jennifer M. Blanchette, Robert S. Fuller*

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Abstract

Transport between the trans-Golgi network (TGN) and late endosome represents a conserved, clathrin-dependent sorting event that separates lysosomal from secretory cargo molecules and is also required for localization of integral membrane proteins to the TGN. Previously, we reported a cell-free reaction that reconstitutes transport from the yeast TGN to the late endosome/prevacuolar compartment (PVC) and requires the PVC t-SNABE Pep12p. Here, we report that factors required both for formation of clathrin-coated vesicles at the TGN (the Chc1p clathrin heavy chain and the Vps1p dynamin homolog) and for vesicle fusion at the PVC (the Vps21p rab protein and Vps45p SM (See1/ Munc18) protein) are required for cell-free transport. The marker for TGN-PVC transport, Kex2p, is initially present in a clathrin-containing membrane compartment that is competent for delivery of Kex2p to the PVC. A Kex2p chimera containing the cytosolic tail (C-tail) of the vacuolar protein sorting receptor, Vps10p, is also efficiently transported to the PVC. Antibodies against the Kex2p and Vps10p C-tails selectively block transport of Kex2p and the Kex2-Vps10p chimera. The requirements for factors involved in vesicle formation and fusion, the identification of the donor compartment as a clathrin-containing membrane, and the need for accessibility of C-tail sequences argue that the TGN-PVC transport reaction involves selective incorporation of TGN cargo molecules into clathrin-coated vesicle intermediates. Further biochemical dissection of this reaction should help elucidate the molecular requirements and hierarchy of events in TGN-to-PVC sorting and transport.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4442-4450
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Volume280
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 11 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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