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A CDC25 family protein phosphatase gates cargo recognition by the Vps26 retromer subunit

  1. Tie-Zhong Cui
  2. Tabitha A Peterson
  3. Christopher G Burd  Is a corresponding author
  1. Yale School of Medicine, United States
  2. University of Iowa, United States
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Cite this article as: eLife 2017;6:e24126 doi: 10.7554/eLife.24126

Abstract

We describe a regulatory mechanism that controls the activity of retromer, an evolutionarily conserved sorting device that orchestrates cargo export from the endosome. A spontaneously arising mutation that activates the yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) CDC25 family phosphatase, Mih1, results in accelerated turnover of a subset of endocytosed plasma membrane proteins due to deficient sorting into a retromer-mediated recycling pathway. Mih1 directly modulates the phosphorylation state of the Vps26 retromer subunit; mutations engineered to mimic these states modulate the binding affinities of Vps26 for a retromer cargo, resulting in corresponding changes in cargo sorting at the endosome. The results suggest that a phosphorylation-based gating mechanism controls cargo selection by yeast retromer, and they establish a functional precedent for CDC25 protein phosphatases that lies outside of their canonical role in regulating cell cycle progression.

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  1. Tie-Zhong Cui

    Department of Cell Biology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, United States
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  2. Tabitha A Peterson

    Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, United States
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  3. Christopher G Burd

    Department of Cell Biology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, United States
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National Institutes of Health (GM061221)

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  1. Suzanne R Pfeffer, Stanford University School of Medicine, United States

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  1. Received: December 9, 2016
  2. Accepted: March 30, 2017
  3. Accepted Manuscript published: March 31, 2017 (version 1)
  4. Version of Record published: April 28, 2017 (version 2)

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© 2017, Cui et al.

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