Eric Schonteich

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Dysfunctions of primary cilia and cilia-derived sensory organelles underlie a multitude of human disorders, including retinal degeneration, yet membrane targeting to the cilium remains poorly understood. Here, we show that the newly identified ciliary targeting VxPx motif present in rhodopsin binds the small GTPase Arf4 and regulates its association with(More)
The dual Rab11/Arf binding proteins, family of Rab11-interacting proteins FIP3 and FIP4 function in the delivery of recycling endosomes to the cleavage furrow and are, together with Rab11, essential for completion of abscission, the terminal step of cytokinesis. Here, we report that both FIP3 and FIP4 bind Arf6 in a nucleotide-dependent manner but exhibit(More)
Sorting and recycling of endocytosed proteins are required for proper cellular function and growth. Internalized receptors either follow a fast constitutive recycling pathway, returning to the cell surface directly from the early endosomes, or a slow pathway that involves transport via perinuclear recycling endosomes. Slow recycling pathways are thought to(More)
Rab11-FIP3 is a Rab11-binding protein that has been implicated in regulating cytokinesis in mammalian cells. FIP3 functions by simultaneously interacting with Rab11 as well as Arf GTPases. However, unlike the interaction between Rab11 and FIP3, the structural basis of FIP3 binding to Arf GTPases has not yet been determined. The specificity of interaction(More)
Cytokinesis is a highly regulated and dynamic event that involves the reorganization of the cytoskeleton and membrane compartments. Recently, FIP3 has been implicated in targeting of recycling endosomes to the mid-body of dividing cells and is found required for abscission. Here, we demonstrate that the centralspindlin component Cyk-4 is a FIP3-binding(More)
The uterine endometrium and cancers derived from it are classic models of hormone action: estrogen promotes growth and progesterone inhibits proliferation and results in differentiation. We have now identified a major pathway through which progesterone causes these growth-limiting effects. Ligand-bound progesterone receptors modulate the composition and(More)
Rab 11 GTPase is an important regulator of endocytic membrane traffic. Recently, we and others have identified a novel family of Rab11 binding proteins, known as Rab11-family interacting proteins (FIPs). One of the family members, Rab coupling protein (RCP), was identified as a protein binding to both Rab4 and Rab11 GTPases. RCP was therefore suggested to(More)
The Rab11 subfamily of GTPases plays an important role in vesicle trafficking from endosomes to the plasma membrane. At least six Rab11 effectors (family of Rab11-interacting proteins (FIPs)) have been shown to interact with Rab11 and are hypothesized to regulate various membrane trafficking pathways such as transferrin recycling, cytokinesis, and epidermal(More)
We previously found that a subset of patients with pulmonary non-tuberculous mycobacterial (pNTM) disease were taller, leaner, and had a higher prevalence of pectus excavatum and scoliosis than uninfected controls. Additionally, whole blood of pNTM patients stimulated ex vivo with live Mycobacterium intracellulare produced significantly less(More)
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