GS28, a 28-Kilodalton Golgi SNARE That Participates in ER-Golgi Transport

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Science  24 May 1996:
Vol. 272, Issue 5265, pp. 1161-1163
DOI: 10.1126/science.272.5265.1161


Little is known about the integral membrane proteins that participate in the early secretory pathway of mammalian cells. The complementary DNA encoding a 28-kilodalton protein (p28) of the cis-Golgi was cloned and sequenced. The protein was predicted to contain a central coiled-coil domain with a carboxyl-terminal membrane anchor. An in vitro assay for endoplasmic reticulum-Golgi transport was used to show that p28 participates in the docking and fusion stage of this transport event. Biochemical studies established that p28 is a core component of the Golgi SNAP receptor (SNARE) complex.

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