Brent C Reed

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Subcellular targeting and the activity of facilitative glucose transporters are likely to be regulated by interactions with cellular proteins. This report describes the identification and characterization of a protein, GLUT1 C-terminal binding protein (GLUT1CBP), that binds via a PDZ domain to the C terminus of GLUT1. The interaction requires the C-terminal(More)
We identified a novel interaction between myosin VI and the GLUT1 transporter binding protein GLUT1CBP(GIPC1) and first proposed that as an adapter molecule it might function to couple vesicle-bound proteins to myosin VI movement. This study refines the model by identifying two myosin VI binding domains in the GIPC1 C terminus, assigning respective(More)
Insulin controls glucose uptake by translocating GLUT4 and other glucose transporters to the plasma membrane in muscle and adipose tissues by a mechanism that appears to require protein kinase C (PKC)-zeta/lambda operating downstream of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase. In diabetes mellitus, insulin-stimulated glucose uptake is diminished, but with(More)
A glucose transporter cDNA (GLUT) clone was isolated from mouse 3T3-L1 adipocytes and sequenced. The nucleotide and deduced amino acid sequences were, respectively, 95 and 99% homologous to those of the rat brain transporter. The mouse cDNA and a polyclonal antibody recognizing the corresponding in vitro translation product were used to compare changes in(More)
Turnover numbers for 3-O-methylglucose transport by the homologous glucose transporters GLUT1 and GLUT4 were compared to those for truncated and chimeric transporters expressed in Xenopus oocytes to assess potential regulatory properties of the C-terminal domain. The ability of high intracellular sugar concentrations to increase the turnover number for(More)
Dematin and adducin are actin-binding proteins located at the spectrin-actin junctions, also called the junctional complex, in the erythrocyte membrane. Here we propose a new model whereby dematin and adducin link the junctional complex to human erythrocyte plasma membrane. Using a combination of surface labeling, immunoprecipitation, and vesicle proteomics(More)
Prenyltransferase (EC has been obtained from chicken liver in a stable crystalline form. The enzyme has been shown to be homogeneous by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis at pH 8.4, and by electrophoresis in sodium dodecyl sulfate containing gels. Electrofocusing of the crystalline enzyme results in a single sharp protein peak with a pI of 5.72.(More)
Glucose serves as both a nutrient and regulator of physiological and pathological processes. Presently, we found that glucose and certain sugars rapidly activated extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) by a mechanism that was: (a) independent of glucose uptake/metabolism and protein kinase C but nevertheless cytochalasin B-inhibitable; (b) dependent(More)
3T3-L1 "preadipocytes" can be induced to differentiate in culture into cells having the morphological and biochemical characteristics of adipocytes. The binding of 125I-insulin to the cell-surface of differentiated and undifferentiated 3T3-L1 cells and nondifferentiating 3T3-C2 cells was compared. In the absence of agents which induce adipocyte conversion,(More)