Sterol binding by OSBP-related protein 1L regulates late endosome motility and function

ORP1L is an oxysterol binding homologue that regulates late endosome (LE) positioning. We show that ORP1L binds several oxysterols and cholesterol, and characterize a mutant, ORP1L Δ560–563, defective in oxysterol binding. While wild-type ORP1L clusters LE, ORP1L Δ560–563 induces LE scattering, which is reversed by disruption of the endoplasmic reticulum… CONTINUE READING