Clathrin-mediated endocytosis of the epithelial sodium channel. Role of epsin.

Here we present evidence that the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC), a heteromeric membrane protein whose surface expression is regulated by ubiquitination, is present in clathrin-coated vesicles in epithelial cells that natively express ENaC. The channel subunits are ubiquitinated and co-immunoprecipitate with both epsin and clathrin adaptor proteins, and… (More)