Title

The Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor C-Terminal Lys Residues Interact with Tubulin and Modulate Receptor Export Trafficking

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Abstract

The physiological and pathological functions of angiotensin II are largely mediated through activating the cell surface angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R). However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the transport of newly synthesized AT1R from the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) to the cell surface remain poorly defined. Here we demonstrated that the C-terminus (CT) of AT1R directly and strongly bound to tubulin and the binding domains were mapped to two consecutive Lys residues at positions 310 and 311 in the CT membrane-proximal region of AT1R and the acidic CT of tubulin, suggestive of essentially ionic interactions between AT1R and tubulin. Furthermore, mutation to disrupt tubulin binding dramatically inhibited the cell surface expression of AT1R, arrested AT1R in the ER, and attenuated AT1R-mediated signaling measured as ERK1/2 activation. These data demonstrate for the first time that specific Lys residues in the CT juxtamembrane region regulate the processing of AT1R through interacting with tubulin. These data also suggest an important role of the microtubule network in the cell surface transport of AT1R. © 2013 Zhang et al.

Publication Title

PLoS ONE

Volume

8

Issue

2

Comments

This article was published in PLoS ONE, Volume 8, Issue 2.

The published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0057805.

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