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A role for the microtubule +end protein Bik1 (CLIP170) and the Rho1 GTPase in Snc1 trafficking

Abstract : The diversity of microtubule functions is dependent on the status of tubulin C-termini. To address the physiological role of the C-terminal aromatic residue of -tubulin, a tub1-Glu yeast strain expressing an -tubulin devoid of its C-terminal amino-acid was used to perform a genome-wide-lethality screen. The identified synthetic lethal genes suggested links with endocytosis and related processes. In the tub1-Glu strain, the routing of the v-SNARE Snc1 was strongly impaired, with a loss of its polarized distribution in the bud and Abp1, an actin patch/endocytic marker, developed comet-tails structures. Snc1 trafficking necessitated dynamic microtubules but not dynein and kinesin motors. Interestingly, deletion of the microtubule +end protein Bik1 (CLIP170), which is preferentially recruited to the C-terminal residue of -tubulin, similarly resulted in Snc1 trafficking defects. Finally, constitutively active Rho1 rescued both Bik1 localization at microtubule +ends in tub1-Glu strain and a correct Snc1 trafficking in a Bik1-dependent manner. Our results provide the first evidence for a role of microtubule +ends in membrane-cargo trafficking in yeast, through Rho1- and Bik1-dependent mechanisms and highlight the importance of -tubulin last amino-acid in this process.
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Cécile Boscheron, Fabrice Caudron, Sophie Loeillet, Charlotte Peloso, Marine Mugnier, et al.. A role for the microtubule +end protein Bik1 (CLIP170) and the Rho1 GTPase in Snc1 trafficking. Journal of Cell Science, Company of Biologists, 2016, 129 (17), pp.3332-41. ⟨10.1242/jcs.190330⟩. ⟨inserm-01360037⟩



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