The endocytic protein intersectin is a major binding partner for the Ras exchange factor mSos1 in rat brain

Xin Kang Tong, Natasha K. Hussain, Elaine De Heuvel, Alexei Kurakin, Elia Abi-Jaoude, Christopher C. Quinn, Michael F. Olson, Richard Marais, Danny Baranes, Brian K. Kay, Peter S. McPherson

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Abstract

We recently identified intersectin, a protein containing two EH and five SH3 domains, as a component of the endocytic machinery. The N-terminal SH3 domain (SH3A), unlike other SH3 domains from intersectin or various endocytic proteins, specifically inhibits intermediate events leading to the formation of clathrin-coated pits. We have now identified a brain-enriched, 170 kDa protein (p170) that interacts specifically with SH3A. Screening of combinatorial peptides reveals the optimal ligand for SH3A as Pp(V/I)PPR, and the 170 kDa mammalian son-of-sevenless (mSos1) protein, a guanine-nucleotide exchange factor for Ras, contains two copies of the matching sequence, PPVPPR. Immunodepletion studies confirm that p170 is mSos1. Intersectin and mSos1 are co-enriched in nerve terminals and are co-immunoprecipitated from brain extracts. SH3A competes with the SH3 domains of Grb2 in binding to mSos1, and the intersectin-mSos1 complex can be separated from Grb2 by sucrose gradient centrifugation. Overexpression of the SH3 domains of intersectin blocks epidermal growth factor-mediated Ras activation. These results suggest that intersectin functions in cell signaling in addition to its role in endocytosis and may link these cellular processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1263-1271
Number of pages9
JournalThe EMBO journal
Volume19
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 15 2000
Externally publishedYes

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src Homology Domains
Rats
Brain
Proteins
Son of Sevenless Proteins
ras Guanine Nucleotide Exchange Factors
Cell signaling
Clathrin
Centrifugation
Epidermal Growth Factor
Machinery
Sucrose
intersectin 1
Screening
Endocytosis
Chemical activation
Ligands
Peptides

Keywords

  • Clathrin
  • EH domain
  • Endocytosis
  • Ras
  • SH3 domain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology

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Tong, X. K., Hussain, N. K., De Heuvel, E., Kurakin, A., Abi-Jaoude, E., Quinn, C. C., ... McPherson, P. S. (2000). The endocytic protein intersectin is a major binding partner for the Ras exchange factor mSos1 in rat brain. The EMBO journal, 19(6), 1263-1271.

The endocytic protein intersectin is a major binding partner for the Ras exchange factor mSos1 in rat brain. / Tong, Xin Kang; Hussain, Natasha K.; De Heuvel, Elaine; Kurakin, Alexei; Abi-Jaoude, Elia; Quinn, Christopher C.; Olson, Michael F.; Marais, Richard; Baranes, Danny; Kay, Brian K.; McPherson, Peter S.

In: The EMBO journal, Vol. 19, No. 6, 15.03.2000, p. 1263-1271.

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Tong, XK, Hussain, NK, De Heuvel, E, Kurakin, A, Abi-Jaoude, E, Quinn, CC, Olson, MF, Marais, R, Baranes, D, Kay, BK & McPherson, PS 2000, 'The endocytic protein intersectin is a major binding partner for the Ras exchange factor mSos1 in rat brain', The EMBO journal, vol. 19, no. 6, pp. 1263-1271.
Tong XK, Hussain NK, De Heuvel E, Kurakin A, Abi-Jaoude E, Quinn CC et al. The endocytic protein intersectin is a major binding partner for the Ras exchange factor mSos1 in rat brain. The EMBO journal. 2000 Mar 15;19(6):1263-1271.
Tong, Xin Kang ; Hussain, Natasha K. ; De Heuvel, Elaine ; Kurakin, Alexei ; Abi-Jaoude, Elia ; Quinn, Christopher C. ; Olson, Michael F. ; Marais, Richard ; Baranes, Danny ; Kay, Brian K. ; McPherson, Peter S. / The endocytic protein intersectin is a major binding partner for the Ras exchange factor mSos1 in rat brain. In: The EMBO journal. 2000 ; Vol. 19, No. 6. pp. 1263-1271.
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