Viviane Poupon

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Delivery of endocytosed macromolecules to mammalian cell lysosomes occurs by direct fusion of late endosomes with lysosomes, resulting in the formation of hybrid organelles from which lysosomes are reformed. The molecular mechanisms of this fusion are analogous to those of homotypic vacuole fusion in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. We report herein the major(More)
In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the class C vacuole protein sorting (Vps) proteins, together with Vam2p/Vps41p and Vam6p/Vps39p, form a complex that interacts with soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor attachment protein receptor and Rab proteins to "tether" vacuolar membranes before fusion. To determine a role for the corresponding mammalian orthologues,(More)
Lysosomes are dynamic organelles receiving membrane traffic input from the biosynthetic, endocytic and autophagic pathways. They may be regarded as storage organelles for acid hydrolases and are capable of fusing with late endosomes to form hybrid organelles where digestion of endocytosed macromolecules occurs. Reformation of lysosomes from the hybrid(More)
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