Journal article

Interaction between autophagic vesicles and the Coxiella-containing vacuole requires CLTC (clathrin heavy chain)

Eleanor A Latomanski, Hayley J Newton

AUTOPHAGY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

Coxiella burnetii is an intracellular bacterial pathogen which causes Q fever, a human infection with the ability to cause chronic disease with potentially life-threatening outcomes. In humans, Coxiella infects alveolar macrophages where it replicates to high numbers in a unique, pathogen-directed lysosome-derived vacuole. This compartment, termed the Coxiella-containing vacuole (CCV), has a low internal pH and contains markers both of lysosomes and autophagosomes. The CCV membrane is also enriched with CLTC (clathrin heavy chain) and this contributes to the success of the CCV. Here, we describe a role for CLTC, a scaffolding protein of clathrin-coated vesicles, in facilitating the fusion of..

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