Protein-binding partners of the tobacco syntaxin NtSyr1

Kargul, J., Gansel, X., Tyrrell, M., Sticher, L. and Blatt, M. R. (2001) Protein-binding partners of the tobacco syntaxin NtSyr1. FEBS Letters, 508, pp. 253-258. (doi: 10.1016/S0014-5793(01)03089-7)

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yntaxins and other SNARE (oluble SF-ttachment protein ceptor) complex proteins play a key role in the cellular processes of vesicle trafficking, vesicle fusion and secretion. Intriguingly, the SNARE NtSyr1 (=NtSyp121) from Nicotiana tabacum also appears to have a role in signalling evoked by the plant stress hormone abscisic acid. However, partner proteins contributing to its function(s) remain unknown. We used an affinity chromatography approach to identify proteins from tobacco leaf microsomes that directly interact with the hydrophilic (cytosolic) domains of NtSyr1 and report several interacting proteins with sensitivities to the endopeptidase activity of Clostridium botulinum neurotoxins, including one protein that was recognised by αAtSNAP33 antiserum, raised against the Arabidopsis SNAP25 homologue. Treatment of microsomal membrane fractions indicated a protein near 55 kDa was sensitive to proteolysis by BotN/A and BotN/E, yielding degradation products of approximately 34 and 23 kDa. Expressed and purified AtSNAP33 also bound directly to the cytosolic domain of NtSyr1 and was sensitive to proteolysis by these toxins, suggesting that NtSyr1, a tobacco homologue of AtSNAP33, and coordinate SNAREs are likely to associate as partners for function in vivo.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Blatt, Professor Michael
Authors: Kargul, J., Gansel, X., Tyrrell, M., Sticher, L., and Blatt, M. R.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Molecular Biosciences
Journal Name:FEBS Letters
Publisher:Elsevier BV
ISSN (Online):1873-3468

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