The Architecture of the Multisubunit TRAPP I Complex Suggests a Model for Vesicle Tethering

DOIResolve DOI:
AuthorSearch for: ; Search for: ; Search for: ; Search for: ; Search for: ; Search for: ; Search for: ; Search for: ; Search for:
Pages817830; # of pages: 14
Subjectgenetics; I; pha; Protein; x-ray; Yeast
AbstractTransport protein particle (TRAPP) I is a multisubunit vesicle tethering factor composed of seven subunits involved in ER-to-Golgi trafficking. The functional mechanism of the complex and how the subunits interact to form a functional unit are unknown. Here, we have used a multidisciplinary approach that includes X-ray crystallography, electron microscopy, biochemistry, and yeast genetics to elucidate the architecture of TRAPP I. The complex is organized through lateral juxtaposition of the subunits into a flat and elongated particle. We have also localized the site of guanine nucleotide exchange activity to a highly conserved surface encompassing several subunits. We propose that TRAPP I attaches to Golgi membranes with its large flat surface containing many highly conserved residues and forms a platform for protein-protein interactions. This study provides the most comprehensive view of a multisubunit vesicle tethering complex to date, based on which a model for the function of this complex, involving Rab1-GTP and long, coiled-coil tethers, is presented
Publication date
AffiliationNRC Biotechnology Research Institute; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number47541
NPARC number3539337
Export citationExport as RIS
Report a correctionReport a correction
Record identifierf944801d-7379-4a94-907f-8f5a899a5e8c
Record created2009-03-01
Record modified2016-05-09
Bookmark and share
  • Share this page with Facebook (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Twitter (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Google+ (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Delicious (Opens in a new window)