The trans-Golgi network GRIP-domain proteins form alpha-helical homodimers. Biochem J 388: 835-841

The Russell Grimwade School of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia.
Biochemical Journal (Impact Factor: 4.78). 07/2005; 388(Pt 3):835-41. DOI: 10.1042/BJ20041810
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ABSTRACT A recently described family of TGN (trans-Golgi network) proteins, all of which contain a GRIP domain targeting sequence, has been proposed to play a role in membrane transport. On the basis of the high content of heptad repeats, GRIP domain proteins are predicted to contain extensive coiled-coil regions that have the potential to mediate protein-protein interactions. Four mammalian GRIP domain proteins have been identified which are targeted to the TGN through their GRIP domains, namely p230, golgin-97, GCC88 and GCC185. In the present study, we have investigated the ability of the four mammalian GRIP domain proteins to interact. Using a combination of immunoprecipitation experiments of epitope-tagged GRIP domain proteins, cross-linking experiments and yeast two-hybrid interactions, we have established that the GRIP proteins can self-associate to form homodimers exclusively. Two-hybrid analysis indicated that the N- and C-terminal fragments of GCC88 can interact with themselves but not with each other, suggesting that the GRIP domain proteins form parallel coiled-coil dimers. Analysis of purified recombinant golgin-97 by CD spectroscopy indicated a 67% alpha-helical structure, consistent with a high content of coiled-coil sequences. These results support a model for GRIP domain proteins as extended rod-like homodimeric molecules. The formation of homodimers, but not heterodimers, indicates that each of the four mammalian TGN golgins has the potential to function independently.

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    • "Of the longer, coiled coil class of tethering proteins, there are at least five representatives anchored at the TGN: four GRIP domain tethers (Golgin 245, Golgin 97, GCC185, and GCC88) and TMF/ARA160 (Yamane et al. 2007). The former class use their carboxy-terminal GRIP domains as a binding site for the TGN localized, small GTPase, Arl1 (Panic et al. 2003; Munro 2005; Munro 2011); they are thought to form parallel homodimers that partition between the cytosol and the Golgi membrane surface (Luke et al. 2005). Golgin245 and Golgin 97 bind Arl1 tightly; GCC185 binds Arl1 with enhanced affinity in the presence of Rab6 GTPase (Burguete et al. 2008; Pfeffer 2009). "
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