Journal article

Lysosomal integral membrane protein type-2 (LIMP-2/SCARB2) is a substrate of cathepsin-F, a cysteine protease mutated in type-B-Kufs-disease

Judith Peters, Andrea Rittger, Rebecca Weisner, Johannes Knabbe, Friederike Zunke, Michelle Rothaug, Markus Damme, Samuel F Berkovic, Judith Blanz, Paul Saftig, Michael Schwake

BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2015

Abstract

The lysosomal integral membrane protein type-2 (LIMP-2/SCARB2) has been identified as a receptor for enterovirus 71 uptake and mannose-6-phosphate-independent lysosomal trafficking of the acid hydrolase β-glucocerebrosidase. Here we show that LIMP-2 undergoes proteolytic cleavage mediated by lysosomal cysteine proteases. Heterologous expression and in vitro studies suggest that cathepsin-F is mainly responsible for the lysosomal processing of wild-type LIMP-2. Furthermore, examination of purified lysosomes revealed that LIMP-2 undergoes proteolysis in vivo. Mutations in the gene encoding cathepsin-F (CTSF) have recently been associated with type-B-Kufs-disease, an adult form of neuronal cero..

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