RGD Reference Report - ARF-induced lysosomal lysis in vitro. - Rat Genome Database

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ARF-induced lysosomal lysis in vitro.

Authors: Arai, K  Matsuda, T  Sai, Y  Ohkuma, S 
Citation: Arai K, etal., J Biochem. 1998 Apr;123(4):637-43.
RGD ID: 9684948
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:9538255

Cytosol treated with guanosine 5'-O-(3-thiotriphosphate) (GTPgammaS) disintegrated lysosomes in a dose-dependent manner, as detected as the release of preloaded fluorescein isothiocyanate-dextran. The effect of GTPgammaS was suppressed by GTP or GDP, indicating a role of a GTP binding protein (G-protein) in the lysis [Sai, Y. et al. (1994) Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 198, 869-877]. Gel filtration of cytosol and GTP-ligand blotting showed that a small GTP-binding protein participated in the lysosomal lysis. We partially purified the G-protein from rat liver cytosol and identified it as ARF1. GTPgammaS-stimulated lysis was reconstituted with ARF1 purified from bovine brain cytosol or recombinant ARF1. ARF bound to lysosomal membranes depending upon GTPgammaS in a dose-dependent manner. These results suggest that the transfer of ARF from the cytosol to the lysosomal membrane is necessary for GTPgammaS-stimulated lysis of lysosomes.


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Biological Process

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Genes (Rattus norvegicus)
Arf1  (ADP-ribosylation factor 1)

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