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Sla1p serves as the targeting signal recognition factor for NPFX(1,2)D-mediated endocytosis.

Howard JP, Hutton JL, Olson JM, Payne GS - J. Cell Biol. (2002)

Bottom Line: We have characterized NPFX(1,2) (NPFX[1,2]D) targeting signals and identified the actin-associated protein Sla1p as the adaptor for NPFX(1,2)D-mediated endocytosis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. 11 amino acids encompassing an NPFX(1,2)D sequence were sufficient to direct uptake of a truncated form of the pheromone receptor Ste2p.Furthermore, EH domains did not recognize an NPFX(1,2)D signal when directly tested by two-hybrid analysis.Thus, through a novel NPF-binding domain, Sla1p serves as an endocytic targeting signal adaptor, providing a means to couple cargo with clathrin- and actin-based endocytic machineries.

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Affiliation: Department of Biological Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA.

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Efficient endocytosis requires cytoplasmic domain targeting signals that specify incorporation of cargo into endocytic vesicles. Adaptor proteins play a central role in cargo collection by linking targeting signals to the endocytic machinery. We have characterized NPFX(1,2) (NPFX[1,2]D) targeting signals and identified the actin-associated protein Sla1p as the adaptor for NPFX(1,2)D-mediated endocytosis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. 11 amino acids encompassing an NPFX(1,2)D sequence were sufficient to direct uptake of a truncated form of the pheromone receptor Ste2p. In this context, endocytic targeting activity was not sustained by conservative substitutions of the phenylalanine or aspartate. An NPFX1,2D-related sequence was identified in native Ste2p that functions redundantly with ubiquitin-based endocytic signals. A two-hybrid interaction screen for NPFX(1,2)D-interacting proteins yielded SLA1, but no genes encoding Eps15 homology (EH) domains, protein modules known to recognize NPF peptides. Furthermore, EH domains did not recognize an NPFX(1,2)D signal when directly tested by two-hybrid analysis. SLA1 disruption severely inhibited NPFX(1,2)D-mediated endocytosis, but only marginally affected ubiquitin-directed uptake. NPFX(1,2)D-dependent internalization required a conserved domain of Sla1p, SLA1 homology domain, which selectively bound an NPFX(1,2)D-containing fusion protein in vitro. Thus, through a novel NPF-binding domain, Sla1p serves as an endocytic targeting signal adaptor, providing a means to couple cargo with clathrin- and actin-based endocytic machineries.

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NPFX(1,2)D directs rapid endocytosis in the absence of ubiquitin acceptor sites. Endocytosis of wild-type and mutant forms of Ste2p expressed in GPY779 were determined by measuring α-factor uptake as described in the legend to Fig. 1.
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fig2: NPFX(1,2)D directs rapid endocytosis in the absence of ubiquitin acceptor sites. Endocytosis of wild-type and mutant forms of Ste2p expressed in GPY779 were determined by measuring α-factor uptake as described in the legend to Fig. 1.

Mentions: Ste2p contains a sequence related to the NPFX(1,2)D signal, GPFAD, beginning at residue 392 in the COOH-terminal cytoplasmic domain. We examined the endocytic targeting potential of this sequence in the context of the native receptor by introducing alanine (inactivating) or asparagine (possibly activating) mutations at G392. The alanine mutation did not affect Ste2p endocytosis (Fig. 2 A). However, G392N resulted in a reproducible enhancement in uptake kinetics at the 5-min time point (Fig. 2 A), suggesting that the sequence contributes to endocytosis.


Sla1p serves as the targeting signal recognition factor for NPFX(1,2)D-mediated endocytosis.

Howard JP, Hutton JL, Olson JM, Payne GS - J. Cell Biol. (2002)

NPFX(1,2)D directs rapid endocytosis in the absence of ubiquitin acceptor sites. Endocytosis of wild-type and mutant forms of Ste2p expressed in GPY779 were determined by measuring α-factor uptake as described in the legend to Fig. 1.
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fig2: NPFX(1,2)D directs rapid endocytosis in the absence of ubiquitin acceptor sites. Endocytosis of wild-type and mutant forms of Ste2p expressed in GPY779 were determined by measuring α-factor uptake as described in the legend to Fig. 1.
Mentions: Ste2p contains a sequence related to the NPFX(1,2)D signal, GPFAD, beginning at residue 392 in the COOH-terminal cytoplasmic domain. We examined the endocytic targeting potential of this sequence in the context of the native receptor by introducing alanine (inactivating) or asparagine (possibly activating) mutations at G392. The alanine mutation did not affect Ste2p endocytosis (Fig. 2 A). However, G392N resulted in a reproducible enhancement in uptake kinetics at the 5-min time point (Fig. 2 A), suggesting that the sequence contributes to endocytosis.

Bottom Line: We have characterized NPFX(1,2) (NPFX[1,2]D) targeting signals and identified the actin-associated protein Sla1p as the adaptor for NPFX(1,2)D-mediated endocytosis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. 11 amino acids encompassing an NPFX(1,2)D sequence were sufficient to direct uptake of a truncated form of the pheromone receptor Ste2p.Furthermore, EH domains did not recognize an NPFX(1,2)D signal when directly tested by two-hybrid analysis.Thus, through a novel NPF-binding domain, Sla1p serves as an endocytic targeting signal adaptor, providing a means to couple cargo with clathrin- and actin-based endocytic machineries.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Biological Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA.

ABSTRACT
Efficient endocytosis requires cytoplasmic domain targeting signals that specify incorporation of cargo into endocytic vesicles. Adaptor proteins play a central role in cargo collection by linking targeting signals to the endocytic machinery. We have characterized NPFX(1,2) (NPFX[1,2]D) targeting signals and identified the actin-associated protein Sla1p as the adaptor for NPFX(1,2)D-mediated endocytosis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. 11 amino acids encompassing an NPFX(1,2)D sequence were sufficient to direct uptake of a truncated form of the pheromone receptor Ste2p. In this context, endocytic targeting activity was not sustained by conservative substitutions of the phenylalanine or aspartate. An NPFX1,2D-related sequence was identified in native Ste2p that functions redundantly with ubiquitin-based endocytic signals. A two-hybrid interaction screen for NPFX(1,2)D-interacting proteins yielded SLA1, but no genes encoding Eps15 homology (EH) domains, protein modules known to recognize NPF peptides. Furthermore, EH domains did not recognize an NPFX(1,2)D signal when directly tested by two-hybrid analysis. SLA1 disruption severely inhibited NPFX(1,2)D-mediated endocytosis, but only marginally affected ubiquitin-directed uptake. NPFX(1,2)D-dependent internalization required a conserved domain of Sla1p, SLA1 homology domain, which selectively bound an NPFX(1,2)D-containing fusion protein in vitro. Thus, through a novel NPF-binding domain, Sla1p serves as an endocytic targeting signal adaptor, providing a means to couple cargo with clathrin- and actin-based endocytic machineries.

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