Elaine de Heuvel

Learn More
Despite numerous advances in the identification of the molecular machinery for clathrin-mediated budding at the plasma membrane, the mechanistic details of this process remain incomplete. Moreover, relatively little is known regarding the regulation of clathrin-mediated budding at other membrane systems. To address these issues, we have utilized the(More)
We recently identified intersectin, a protein containing two EH and five SH3 domains, as a component of the endocytic machinery. The N-terminal SH3 domain (SH3A), unlike other SH3 domains from intersectin or various endocytic proteins, specifically inhibits intermediate events leading to the formation of clathrin-coated pits. We have now identified a(More)
Amphiphysin I and II are nerve terminal-enriched proteins containing SH3 domains that interact with dynamin and synaptojanin. The amphiphysins may function in synaptic vesicle endocytosis by targeting synaptojanin and dynamin to emerging endocytic buds through SH3 domain-independent interactions with clathrin and AP2. We have recently identified and cloned(More)
Aftiphilin was identified through a database search for proteins containing binding motifs for the gamma-ear domain of clathrin adaptor protein 1 (AP-1). Here, we demonstrate that aftiphilin is expressed predominantly in brain where it is enriched on clathrin-coated vesicles. In addition to eight gamma-ear-binding motifs, aftiphilin contains two WXXF-acidic(More)
Mammalian Son-of-sevenless (mSos) functions as a guanine nucleotide exchange factor for Ras and Rac, thus regulating signaling to mitogen-activated protein kinases and actin dynamics. In the current study, we have identified a new mSos-binding protein of 50 kDa (p50) that interacts with the mSos1 proline-rich domain. Mass spectrometry analysis and(More)
Enthoprotin, a newly identified component of clathrin-coated vesicles, interacts with the trans-Golgi network (TGN) clathrin adapters AP-1 and GGA2. Here we perform a multi-faceted analysis of the site in enthoprotin that is responsible for the binding to the gamma-adaptin ear (gamma-ear) domain of AP-1. Alanine scan mutagenesis and nuclear magnetic(More)
The endocytic protein Eps15 contains three copies of the EH domain, a protein module thought to function in protein-protein interactions. Using overlay assays with an Eps15 EH domain fusion protein, we have now identified a protein of 95 kDa (p95) as a major EH domain-binding partner in a wide variety of tissues. The amino acids(More)
espite numerous advances in the identification of the molecular machinery for clathrin-mediated budding at the plasma membrane, the mechanistic details of this process remain incomplete. Moreover, relatively little is known regarding the regulation of clathrin-mediated budding at other membrane systems. To address these issues, we have utilized the powerful(More)
Synaptojanin is a nerve-terminal enriched inositol 5-phosphatase thought to function in synaptic vesicle endocytosis, in part through interactions with the Src homology 3 domain of amphiphysin. We have used synaptojanin purified from Sf9 cells after baculovirus mediated expression in overlay assays to identify two major synaptojanin-binding proteins in rat(More)
  • 1