Vivek Malhotra

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When a kinase inactive form of Protein Kinase D (PKD-K618N) was expressed in HeLa cells, it localized to the trans-Golgi network (TGN) and caused extensive tubulation. Cargo that was destined for the plasma membrane was found in PKD-K618N-containing tubes but the tubes did not detach from the TGN. As a result, the transfer of cargo from TGN to the plasma(More)
The pericentriolar Golgi stacks are fragmented and found dispersed in mitotic mammalian cells. Addition of an antibody to the Golgi-associated protein GRASP65 inhibited Golgi fragmentation by mitotic cytosol in permeabilized cells. Microinjecting this antibody or the C-terminal fragment of GRASP65, which contains the antibody binding site, into normal rat(More)
An N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive transport component (NSF) has been purified on the basis of its ability to support transport between Golgi cisternae. We now report that NSF is needed for membrane fusion. Thus, when NSF is withheld from incubations of Golgi stacks with cytosol and ATP, uncoated transport vesicles accumulate. Biochemical experiments confirm(More)
We have reconstituted the fusion and assembly of vesiculated Golgi membranes (VGMs) into functionally active stacks of cisternae. A kinetic analysis of this assembly process revealed that highly dispersed VGMs of 60-90 nm diameter first fuse to form larger vesicles of 200-300 nm diameter that are clustered together. These vesicles then fuse to form tubular(More)
Yeast genetics and in vitro biochemical analysis have identified numerous genes involved in protein secretion. As compared with yeast, however, the metazoan secretory pathway is more complex and many mechanisms that regulate organization of the Golgi apparatus remain poorly characterized. We performed a genome-wide RNA-mediated interference screen in a(More)
In the trans-Golgi network (TGN), proteins are sorted for transport to the endosomes, plasma membrane, preceding Golgi cisternae, and endoplasmic reticulum. The formation of clathrin-coated vesicles for transport to the endosomes and of COP-I-coated vesicles for retrograde trafficking is fairly well characterized at the molecular level. We describe our(More)
We describe a scheme for the purification of the nonclathrin-coated vesicles that mediate transport of proteins between Golgi cisternae and probably from ER to Golgi. These "Golgi-derived coated vesicles" accumulate when Golgi membranes are incubated with ATP and cytosol in the presence of GTP gamma S, a compound that blocks vesicle fusion. The coated(More)
Protein kinase D (PKD) binds to diacylglycerol (DAG) in the trans-Golgi network (TGN) and is activated by trimeric G-protein subunits beta gamma. This complex then regulates the formation of transport carriers in the TGN that traffic to the plasma membrane in non-polarized cells. Here we report specificity of different PKD isoforms in regulating protein(More)
We take advantage of a cell-free system that reconstitutes essentially a single round of transport of the VSV-encoded G protein between Golgi cisternae to identify discrete stages in the maturation of carrier vesicles. Using GTP gamma S and N-ethylmaleimide (NEM) as selective inhibitors to accumulate coated and uncoated vesicles, respectively, we find these(More)
Starving Dictyostelium discoideum cells secrete AcbA, an acyl coenzyme A-binding protein (ACBP) that lacks a conventional signal sequence for entering the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Secretion of AcbA in D. discoideum requires the Golgi-associated protein GRASP. In this study, we report that starvation-induced secretion of Acb1, the Saccharomyces cerevisiae(More)