Substitution of conserved tyrosine residues in helix 4 (Y143) and 7 (Y293) affects the activity, but not IAPS-forskolin binding, of the glucose transporter GLUT4.

Six tyrosine residues (Y28, Y143, Y292, Y293, Y308, Y432(1)) which are conserved in all mammalian glucose transporters were substituted for phenylalanine by site-directed mutagenesis, and mutant glucose transporters were transiently expressed in COS-7 cells. Glucose transport activity as assessed by reconstitution of the solubilized transporters into… CONTINUE READING