Phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate localization in recycling endosomes is necessary for AP-1B - Dependent sorting in polarized epithelial cells

Ian C. Fields, Shelby M. King, Elina Shteyn, Richard S. Kang, Heike Fölsch

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Abstract

Polarized epithelial cells coexpress two almost identical AP-1 clathrin adaptor complexes: the ubiquitously expressed AP-1A and the epithelial cell - specific AP-1B. The only difference between the two complexes is the incorporation of the respective medium subunits μ1A or μ1B, which are responsible for the different functions of AP-1A and AP-1B in TGN to endosome or endosome to basolateral membrane targeting, respectively. Here we demonstrate that the C-terminus of μ1B is important for AP-1B recruitment onto recycling endosomes. We define a patch of three amino acid residues in μ1B that are necessary for recruitment of AP-1B onto recycling endosomes containing phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate [PI(3,4,5)P3]. We found this lipid enriched in recycling endosomes of epithelial cells only when AP-1B is expressed. Interfering with PI(3,4,5)P3 formation leads to displacement of AP-1B from recycling endosomes and missorting of AP-1B - dependent cargo to the apical plasma membrane. In conclusion, PI(3,4,5)P 3 formation in recycling endosomes is essential for AP-1B function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-105
Number of pages11
JournalMolecular biology of the cell
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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