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A multimeric membrane protein reveals 14-3-3 isoform specificity in forward transport in yeast.

Arginine (Arg)-based endoplasmic reticulum (ER) localization signals are sorting motifs involved in the quality control of multimeric membrane proteins. They are distinct from other ER localization signals like the C-terminal di-lysine [-K(X)KXX] signal. The Pmp2p isoproteolipid, a type I yeast membrane protein, reports faithfully on the activity of sorting signals when fused to a tail containing either an Arg-based motif or a -KKXX signal. This reporter reveals that the Arg-based ER localization signals from mammalian Kir6.2 and GB1 proteins are functional in yeast. Thus, the machinery involved in recognition of Arg-based signals is evolutionarily conserved. Multimeric presentation of the Arg-based signal from Kir6.2 on Pmp2p results in forward transport, which requires 14-3-3 proteins encoded in yeast by BMH1 and BMH2 in two isoforms. Comparison of a strain without any 14-3-3 proteins (Deltabmh2) and the individual Deltabmh1 or Deltabmh2 shows that the role of 14-3-3 in the trafficking of this multimeric Pmp2p reporter is isoform-specific. Efficient forward transport requires the presence of Bmh1p. The specific role of Bmh1p is not due to differences in abundance or affinity between the isoforms. Our results imply that 14-3-3 proteins mediate forward transport by a mechanism distinct from simple masking of the Arg-based signal.[1]


  1. A multimeric membrane protein reveals 14-3-3 isoform specificity in forward transport in yeast. Michelsen, K., Mrowiec, T., Duderstadt, K.E., Frey, S., Minor, D.L., Mayer, M.P., Schwappach, B. Traffic (2006) [Pubmed]
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