Journal article

Amyloid precursor protein traffics from the Golgi directly to early endosomes in an Arl5b-and AP4-dependent pathway

Wei Hong Toh, Jing Zhi A Tan, Khalisah L Zulkefli, Fiona J Houghton, Paul A Gleeson

TRAFFIC | WILEY | Published : 2017


The intracellular trafficking and proteolytic processing of the membrane-bound amyloid precursor protein (APP) are coordinated events leading to the generation of pathogenic amyloid-beta (Aβ) peptides. The membrane transport of newly synthesized APP from the Golgi to the endolysosomal system is not well defined, yet it is likely to be critical for regulating its processing by β-secretase (BACE1) and γ-secretase. Here, we show that the majority of newly synthesized APP is transported from the trans-Golgi network (TGN) directly to early endosomes and then subsequently to the late endosomes/lysosomes with very little transported to the cell surface. We show that Arl5b, a small G protein localiz..

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