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We identified a direct interaction between the neuronal transmembrane protein calsyntenin-1 and the light chain of Kinesin-1 (KLC1). GST pulldowns demonstrated that two highly conserved segments in the cytoplasmic domain of calsyntenin-1 mediate binding to the tetratricopeptide repeats of KLC1. A complex containing calsyntenin-1 and the Kinesin-1 motor was(More)
We studied the function of plasma membrane microdomains defined by the proteins flotillin 1 and flotillin 2 in uropod formation and neutrophil chemotaxis. Flotillins become concentrated in the uropod of neutrophils after exposure to chemoattractants such as N-formyl-Met-Leu-Phe (fMLP). Here, we show that mice lacking flotillin 1 do not have flotillin(More)
Kinesin motors are required for the export of membranous cargo from the trans-Golgi network (TGN), yet information about how kinesins are recruited to forming transport intermediates is sparse. Here we show that the Kinesin-1 docking protein calsyntenin-1 localizes to the TGN in vivo and directly and specifically recruits Kinesin-1 to Golgi/TGN membranes as(More)
Endocytosis of amyloid-β precursor protein (APP) is thought to represent the major source of substrate for the production of the amyloidogenic Aβ peptide by the β-secretase BACE1. The irreversible nature of proteolytic cleavage implies the existence of an efficient replenishment route for APP from its sites of synthesis to the cell surface. We recently(More)
Kinesin motors play crucial roles in the delivery of membranous cargo to its destination and thus for the establishment and maintenance of cellular polarization. Recently, calsyntenin-1 was identified as a cargo-docking protein for Kinesin-1-mediated axonal transport of tubulovesicular organelles along axons of central nervous system neurons. To further(More)
We identified a direct interaction between the neuronal transmembrane protein calsyntenin-1 and the light chain of Kinesin-1 (KLC1). GST pulldowns demonstrated that two highly conserved segments in the cytoplasmic domain of calsyntenin-1 mediate binding to the tetratricopeptide repeats of KLC1. A complex containing calsyntenin-1 and the Kinesin-1 motor was(More)
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