Binding of GGA2 to the Lysosomal Enzyme Sorting Motif of the Mannose 6-Phosphate Receptor

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Science  01 Jun 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5522, pp. 1716-1718
DOI: 10.1126/science.1060896

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The GGAs are a multidomain protein family implicated in protein trafficking between the Golgi and endosomes. Here, the VHS domain of GGA2 was shown to bind to the acidic cluster–dileucine motif in the cytoplasmic tail of the cation-independent mannose 6-phosphate receptor (CI-MPR). Receptors with mutations in this motif were defective in lysosomal enzyme sorting. The hinge domain of GGA2 bound clathrin, suggesting that GGA2 could be a link between cargo molecules and clathrin-coated vesicle assembly. Thus, GGA2 binding to the CI-MPR is important for lysosomal enzyme targeting.

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