GLUT1CBP(TIP2/GIPC1) interactions with GLUT1 and myosin VI: Evidence supporting an adapter function for GLUT1CBP

Brent C. Reed, Christopher Cefalu, Bryan H. Bellaire, James A. Cardelli, Thomas Louis, Joanna Salamon, Mari Anne Bloecher, Robert C. Bunn

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We identified a novel interaction between myosin VI and the GLUT1 transporter binding protein GLUT1CBP(GIPC1) and first proposed that as an adapter molecule it might function to couple vesicle-bound proteins to myosin VI movement. This study refines the model by identifying two myosin VI binding domains in the GIPC1 C terminus, assigning respective oligomerization and myosin VI binding functions to separate N- and C-terminal domains, and defining a central region in the myosin VI tail that binds GIPC1. Data further supporting the model demonstrate that 1) myosin VI and GIPC1 interactions do not require a mediating protein; 2) the myosin VI binding domain in GIPC1 is necessary for intracellular interactions of GIPC1 with myosin VI and recruitment of overexpressed myosin VI to membrane structures, but not for the association of GIPC1 with such structures; 3) GIPC1/myosin VI complexes coordinately move within cellular extensions of the cell in an actin-dependent and microtubule-independent manner; and 4) blocking either GIPC1 interactions with myosin VI or GLUT1 interactions with GIPC1 disrupts normal GLUT1 trafficking in polarized epithelial cells, leading to a reduction in the level of GLUT1 in the plasma membrane and concomitant accumulation in internal membrane structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4183-4201
Number of pages19
JournalMolecular Biology of the Cell
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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