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Podocalyxin/Gp135 was recently demonstrated to participate in the formation of a preapical complex to set up initial polarity in MDCK cells, a function presumably depending on the apical targeting of Gp135. We show that correct apical sorting of Gp135 depends on a bipartite signal composed of an extracellular O-glycosylation-rich region and the(More)
GP135 is an apical membrane protein expressed in polarized MDCK epithelial cells. When cultured in three-dimensional collagen gel, MDCK cells form branching tubules in response to hepatocyte growth factor stimulation in a manner that simulates the embryonic renal development. During this process, GP135 displays transient loss of membranous localization but(More)
Podocalyxin (PC) was initially identified as a major sialoprotein on the apical surface of glomerular podocytes to perform the filtration barrier function. Later, it was reported to be expressed in endothelial cells, megakaryotes/platelets, and hemangioblasts, the common progenitor cells of the hematopoietic and endothelial cells. Recently, increasing(More)
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