Nonpalmitoylated human asialoglycoprotein receptors recycle constitutively but are defective in coated pit-mediated endocytosis, dissociation, and delivery of ligand to lysosomes.

@article{Yik2002NonpalmitoylatedHA,
  title={Nonpalmitoylated human asialoglycoprotein receptors recycle constitutively but are defective in coated pit-mediated endocytosis, dissociation, and delivery of ligand to lysosomes.},
  author={Jasper H. N. Yik and Amit Saxena and Janet A Weigel and Paul H. Weigel},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={2002},
  volume={277 43},
  pages={40844-52}
}
The hepatic asialoglycoprotein receptor (ASGP-R) internalizes desialylated glycoproteins via the clathrin-coated pit pathway and mediates their delivery to lysosomes for degradation. The human ASGP-R contains two subunits, H1 and H2. Cytoplasmic residues Cys(36) in H1, as well as Cys(54) and Cys(58) in H2 are palmitoylated (Zeng, F.-Y., and Weigel, P. H. (1996) J. Biol. Chem. 271, 32454). In order to study the function(s) of ASGP-R palmitoylation, we mutated these Cys residues to Ser and… CONTINUE READING