DelGEF, a homologue of the Ran guanine nucleotide exchange factor RanGEF, binds to the exocyst component Sec5 and modulates secretion.

Abstract

In order to identify the function of deafness locus putative guanine nucleotide exchange factor (DelGEF), a protein homologous to the nucleotide exchange factor for the small GTPase Ran, a cDNA library was screened for interacting proteins using a yeast two-hybrid system. The human homologue of Sec5, a protein involved in vesicle transport and secretion, was identified as a binding partner. The interaction between DelGEF and Sec5 was found to be dependent on Mg2+ and stimulated by guanosine triphosphate (GTP) or deoxycytidine triphosphate (dCTP). Downregulation of endogenous DelGEF in HeLa cells induced increased extracellular secretion of proteoglycans indicating a possible role for DelGEF in the secretion process.

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@article{Sjlinder2002DelGEFAH, title={DelGEF, a homologue of the Ran guanine nucleotide exchange factor RanGEF, binds to the exocyst component Sec5 and modulates secretion.}, author={Mikael Sj{\"{o}linder and J{\"{o}rg Uhlmann and Herwig Ponstingl}, journal={FEBS letters}, year={2002}, volume={532 1-2}, pages={211-5} }