Journal article

Mixed lineage kinase 2 interacts with clathrin and influences clathrin-coated vesicle trafficking

S Akbarzadeh, H Ji, D Frecklington, N Marmy-Conus, YF Mok, L Bowes, L Devereux, M Linsenmeyer, RJ Simpson, DS Dorow

Journal of Biological Chemistry | AMER SOC BIOCHEMISTRY MOLECULAR BIOLOGY INC | Published : 2002

Abstract

Mixed lineage kinase 2 (MLK2) is a protein kinase that signals in the stress-activated Jun N-terminal kinase signal transduction pathway. We used immunoprecipitation and mass spectrometric analysis to identify MLK2-binding proteins in cell lines with inducible expression of green fluorescent protein-tagged MLK2. Here we report the identification of clathrin as a binding partner for MLK2 in both cultured cells and mammalian brain. We demonstrate that clathrin binding requires a motif (LLDMD) located near the MLK2 C terminus, which is similar to "clathrin box" motifs important for binding of clathrin coat assembly and accessory proteins to the clathrin heavy chain. A C-terminal fragment of MLK..

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