Journal article

Transthyretin interacts with the lysosome-associated membrane protein (LAMP-1) in circulation

MHY Chang, CT Hua, EL Isaac, T Litjens, G Hodge, LE Karageorgos, PJ Meikle

Biochemical Journal | PORTLAND PRESS LTD | Published : 2004


LAMP-1 (lysosome-associated membrane protein), a major glycoprotein present in the lysosomal membrane, constitutes up to 50% of total membrane proteins. LAMP-1, expressed at the plasma membrane, is reported to be the major molecule expressing the sialyl-Lewis X antigen. Two forms of LAMP-1 exist; the full-length LAMP-1 [LAMP-1 (+Tail)] has a highly glycosylated lumenal domain, a membrane-spanning domain and a short cytoplasmic tail, and the truncated LAMP-1 [LAMP-1 (-Tail)] contains only the lumenal domain. Soluble LAMP-1 (+/-Tail) has been reported in circulation. LAMP-1 at the cell surface has been shown to interact with E-selectin and galectin and is proposed to function in cell-cell inte..

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