Gourlay, C.W. and Dewar, H. and Warren, DT and Costa, R. and Satish, N. and Ayscough, K.R. (2003) An interaction between Sla1p and Sla2p plays a role in regulating actin dynamics and endocytosis in budding yeast. Journal of Cell Science, 116 (12). pp. 2551-2564. ISSN 0021-9533 .
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The importance of a dynamic actin cytoskeleton for facilitating endocytosis has been recognised for many years in budding yeast and is increasingly recognised in mammalian cells. However, the mechanism for actin recruitment and the role it plays in endocytosis is unclear. Here we show the importance of two yeast proteins in this process. We demonstrate that Sla1p and Sla2p interact in vitro and in vivo and that this interaction is mediated by the central domain of Sla2p, which includes its coiled-coil region, and by a domain of Sla1p between residues 118 and 361. Overexpression of the interacting fragment of Sla1p causes reduced fluid-phase endocytosis and, interestingly, defects in subsequent trafficking to vacuoles. We show that Sla2p is required for the polarised localisation of Sla1p in cells but not for its cortical localisation or for its overlapping localisation with actin. Generation of an Deltasla1Deltasla2 double mutant demonstrates that Sla2p is likely to act upstream of Sla1p in endocytosis, whereas sensitivity to latrunculin-A suggests that the proteins have opposite effects on actin dynamics. We propose that Sla2p recruits Sla1p to endocytic sites. Sla1p and its associated protein Pan1p then regulate actin assembly through interactions with Arp2/3 and Arp2/3-activating proteins Abp1p and Las17/Bee1p.
|Uncontrolled keywords:||Sla1p; Sla2p; actin; yeast; endocytosis|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Biosciences|
|Depositing User:||Campbell Gourlay|
|Date Deposited:||29 Sep 2009 16:39|
|Last Modified:||17 Apr 2012 14:11|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/22648 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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