Hui-Ting Chou

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The transport protein particle (TRAPP) III complex, comprising the TRAPPI complex and additional subunit Trs85, is an autophagy-specific guanine nucleotide exchange factor for the Rab GTPase Ypt1 that is recruited to the phagophore assembly site when macroautophagy is induced. We present the single-particle electron microscopy structure of TRAPPIII, which(More)
When macroautophagy, a catabolic process that rids the cells of unwanted proteins, is initiated, 30-60 nm Atg9 vesicles move from the Golgi to the preautophagosomal structure (PAS) to initiate autophagosome formation. The Rab GTPase Ypt1 and its mammalian homolog Rab1 regulate macroautophagy and two other trafficking events: endoplasmic reticulum-Golgi and(More)
The conserved oligomeric Golgi (COG) complex orchestrates vesicular trafficking to and within the Golgi apparatus. Here, we use negative-stain electron microscopy to elucidate the architecture of the hetero-octameric COG complex from Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Intact COG has an intricate shape, with four (or possibly five) flexible legs, that differs(More)
We show here that the Saccharomyces cerevisiae GARP complex and the Cog1-4 subcomplex of the COG complex, both members of the complexes associated with tethering containing helical rods (CATCHR) family of multisubunit tethering complexes, share the same subunit organization. We also show that HOPS, a tethering complex acting in the endolysosomal pathway,(More)
The Rho GTPase Rac1 activates the WAVE regulatory complex (WRC) to drive Arp2/3 complex-mediated actin polymerization, which underpins diverse cellular processes. Here we report the structure of a WRC-Rac1 complex determined by cryo-electron microscopy. Surprisingly, Rac1 is not located at the binding site on the Sra1 subunit of the WRC previously(More)
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