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Three Sec7 guanine nucleotide exchange factors (GEFs) activate ADP-ribosylation factors (ARFs) to facilitate coating of transport vesicles within the secretory and endosomal pathways. GBF1 recruits COPI to pre-Golgi and Golgi compartments, whereas BIG1 and BIG2 recruit AP1 and GGA clathrin adaptors to the trans-Golgi network (TGN) and endosomes. Here, we(More)
Giant axonal neuropathy (GAN) is a rare disease caused by mutations in the GAN gene, which encodes gigaxonin, an E3 ligase adapter that targets intermediate filament (IF) proteins for degradation in numerous cell types, including neurons and fibroblasts. The cellular hallmark of GAN pathology is the formation of large aggregates and bundles of IFs. In this(More)
The type III intermediate filament protein vimentin was once thought to function mainly as a static structural protein in the cytoskeleton of cells of mesenchymal origin. Now, however, vimentin is known to form a dynamic, flexible network that plays an important role in a number of signaling pathways. Here, we describe various methods that have been(More)
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