Journal article

Altered trafficking and turnover of LAMP-1 in Pompe disease-affected cells

PJ Meikle, M Yan, EM Ravenscroft, EL Isaac, JJ Hopwood, DA Brooks

Molecular Genetics and Metabolism | ACADEMIC PRESS INC | Published : 1999


The lysosome-associated membrane protein (LAMP-1) is elevated in the cells and plasma from lysosomal storage disorder-affected individuals; however, the mechanism of this elevation is not well defined. In this study we have investigated the synthesis, glycoprocessing, trafficking, and turnover of LAMP-1 in human skin fibroblasts from Pompe disease patients and control individuals. There were similar levels of LAMP-1 synthesis in both cell types, but glycoprocessing was retarded in Pompe (T1/2 = 25 min) compared to control (T1/2 = 17 min) fibroblasts. There was also a marked delay in trafficking of LAMP-1 to lysosomes of Pompe (T1/2 = 200 min) compared to control (T1/2 = 100 min) cells. A pro..

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