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The RabGAP proteins Gyp5p and Gyl1p recruit the BAR domain protein Rvs167p for polarized exocytosis.

Prigent M, Boy-Marcotte E, Chesneau L, Gibson K, Dupré-Crochet S, Tisserand H, Verbavatz JM, Cuif MH

The Rab GTPase-activating proteins (GAP) Gyp5p and Gyl1p are involved in the control of polarized exocytosis at the small-bud stage in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Both Gyp5p and Gyl1p interact with the N-Bin1/Amphiphysin/Rvs167 (BAR) domain protein Rvs167p, but the biological function of this interaction is unclear. We show here that Gyp5p and Gyl1p recruit Rvs167p to the small-bud tip, where it plays a role in polarized exocytosis. In gyp5?gyl1? cells, Rvs167p is not correctly localized to the small-bud tip. Both P473L mutation in the SH3 domain of Rvs167p and deletion of the proline-rich regions of Gyp5p and Gyl1p disrupt the interaction of Rvs167p with Gyp5p and Gyl1p and impair the localization of Rvs167p to the tips of small buds. We provide evidence for the accumulation of secretory vesicles in small buds of rvs167? cells and for defective Bgl2p secretion in rvs167? cultures enriched in small-budded cells at 13°C, implicating Rvs167p in polarized exocytosis. Moreover, both the accumulation of secretory vesicles in Rvs167p P473L cells cultured at 13°C and secretion defects in cells producing Gyp5p and Gyl1p without proline-rich regions strongly suggest that the function of Rvs167p in exocytosis depends on its ability to interact with Gyp5p and Gyl1p.

Fig.5 taken from Prigent et al, 2011.
  • Traffic 2011 Aug 13;12(8):1084-97
  • 2011
  • Cell Biology
  • 21554509
  • PubMed

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