Journal article

A novel Golgi-localisation domain shared by a class of coiled-coil peripheral membrane proteins

L Kjer-Nielsen, RD Teasdale, C van Vliet, PA Gleeson

Current Biology | CURRENT BIOLOGY LTD | Published : 1999


The mechanism by which peripheral membrane proteins are targeted to the cytoplasmic face of the Golgi apparatus is poorly understood. Previously, we have identified a carboxy-terminal domain of the trans-Golgi-network (TGN) protein p230 that is responsible for Golgi localisation [1]. Here, we report the identification of a similar Golgi-localisation domain (GLD, also termed the 'GRIP' domain - see the paper by Munro and Nichols elsewhere in this issue) in a family of putative peripheral membrane proteins from lower and higher eucaryotes. The majority of family members have a domain structure similar to that of p230, with extensive coiled-coil regions (>80%) and the potential GLD located in a..

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