Atg27p, a single-pass transmembrane protein that functions in autophagy, localizes to a variety of cellular compartments including the pre-autophagosomal structure, late Golgi, vacuolar membrane, as well as early and late endosomes. Its cytoplasmic C-terminus contains a tyrosine sorting motif that allows for its transport to the vacuolar membrane and an additional sequence that allows for its retrieval from the vacuolar membrane to the endosome. Since clathrin is well known to mediate vesicular transport in the endomembrane system, the trafficking of Atg27p and its tyrosine sorting motif suggested that it might be trafficked inside clathrin-coated vesicles (CCVs). In our previous studies, Atg27p was identified by mass spectrometry as a potential component in CCVs, as it was present in CCVs isolated from both WT and auxilin-depleted cells. We now confirm that Atg27p is a component of CCVs using immunoblotting and additional mass spectrometry data.
MicroPubl Biol (microPublication biology)
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