The recycling pathway of protein ERGIC-53 and dynamics of the ER-Golgi intermediate compartment

Klumperman, J. and Schweizer, A. and Clausen, H. and Tang, B. L. and Hong, W. and Oorschot, V. and Hauri, H. P.. (1998) The recycling pathway of protein ERGIC-53 and dynamics of the ER-Golgi intermediate compartment. Journal of cell science, Vol. 111, H. 22. pp. 3411-3425.

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To establish recycling routes in the early secretory pathway we have studied the recycling of the ER-Golgi intermediate compartment (ERGIC) marker ERGIC-53 in HepG2 cells. Immunofluorescence microscopy showed progressive concentration of ERGIC-53 in the Golgi area at 15 degreesC. Upon rewarming to 37 degreesC ERGIC-53 redistributed into the cell periphery often via tubular processes that largely excluded anterograde transported albumin. Immunogold labeling of cells cultured at 37 degreesC revealed ERGIC-53 predominantly in characteristic beta-COP-positive tubulo-vesicular clusters both near the Golgi apparatus and in the cell periphery. Concentration of ERGIC-53 at 15 degreesC resulted from both accumulation of ERGIC-53 in the ERGIC and movement of ERGIC membranes closer to the Golgi apparatus. Upon rewarming to 37 degreesC the labeling of ERGIC-53 in the ERGIC rapidly returned to normal levels whereas ERGIC-53's labeling in the cis-Golgi was unchanged. Temperature manipulations had no effect on the average number of ERGIC-53 clusters. Density gradient centrifugation indicated that the surplus ERGIC-53 accumulating in the ERGIC at 15 degreesC was rapidly transported to the ER upon rewarming. These results suggest that the ERGIC is a dynamic membrane system composed of a constant average number of clusters and that the major recycling pathway of ERGIC-53 bypasses the Golgi apparatus.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Biozentrum > Former Organization Units Biozentrum > Pharmacology/Neurobiology (Hauri)
UniBasel Contributors:Hauri, Hans-Peter
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Company of Biologists
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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