Tryptophan- and dileucine-based endocytosis signals in the neonatal Fc receptor.


The neonatal Fc receptor, FcRn, transports immunoglobulin G across intestinal cells in suckling rats. FcRn enters these cells by endocytosis and is present on the apical and basolateral surfaces. We investigated the roles of aromatic amino acids and a dileucine motif in the cytoplasmic domain of rat FcRn. We expressed mutant FcRn in which alanine replaced… (More)