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Insulin-regulated aminopeptidase (IRAP), a transmembrane aminopeptidase, is dynamically retained within the endosomal compartment of fibroblasts. The characteristics of this dynamic retention are rapid internalization from the plasma membrane and slow recycling back to the cell surface. These specialized trafficking kinetics result in <15% of IRAP on the… (More)
To characterize the trafficking motifs contained in the carboxyl terminus of GLUT4, a chimera (GTCTR) was constructed in which the carboxyl-terminal 30 amino acids of GLUT4 were substituted for the amino-terminal cytoplasmic domain of the transferrin receptor (TR). The endocytic behavior of this chimera was characterized in Chinese hamster ovary cells. The… (More)
In adipocytes, the insulin-regulated aminopeptidase (IRAP) is trafficked through the same insulin-regulated recycling pathway as the GLUT4 glucose transporter. We find that a chimera, containing the cytoplasmic domain of IRAP fused to transmembrane and extracellular domains of the transferrin receptor, is slowly recycled and rapidly internalized in Chinese… (More)
The SDYQRL motif of the cytoplasmic domain of TGN38 is involved in targeting TGN38 from endosomes to the TGN. To create a system for studying this pathway, we replaced the native transferrin receptor (TR) internalization motif (YTRF) with the SDYQRL TGN-targeting motif. The advantages of using TR as a reporter molecule include the ability to monitor… (More)
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