Journal article

Regulation of the lysosome-associated membrane protein in a sucrose model of lysosomal storage

EL Isaac, LE Karageorgos, DA Brooks, JJ Hopwood, PJ Meikle

Experimental Cell Research | ACADEMIC PRESS INC | Published : 2000

Abstract

Lysosomal biogenesis is a complex process requiring the coordinated expression and colocalization of numerous soluble and membrane proteins. In storage disorders, lysosomal biogenesis is regulated at least partially at, or prior to, the level of mRNA. We have used the sucrosome storage model to determine the sites of regulation of LAMP-1, a major constituent of the lysosomal membrane. A six- to eightfold increase in the level of LAMP-1 mRNA and protein was observed in response to sucrose storage. The half-life of LAMP-1 mRNA was not significantly different in cells grown in the absence or presence of sucrose, implying that the increase observed in mRNA levels reflects an increase in the rate..

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