soluble NSF attachment protein
ATG14 promotes membrane tethering and fusion of autophagosomes to endolysosomes.
Stanford, United States. In Nature, May 2015
Here we report that ATG14 (also known as beclin-1-associated autophagy-related key regulator (Barkor) or ATG14L), an essential autophagy-specific regulator of the class III phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase complex, promotes membrane tethering of protein-free liposomes, and enhances hemifusion and full fusion of proteoliposomes reconstituted with the target (t)-SNAREs (soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor attachment protein receptors) syntaxin 17 (STX17) and SNAP29, and the vesicle (v)-SNARE VAMP8 (vesicle-associated membrane protein 8).
Mechanistic insights into the recycling machine of the SNARE complex.
Stanford, United States. In Nature, Mar 2015
The ATPase NSF (N-ethylmaleimide sensitive factor), together with SNAPs (soluble NSF attachment protein), disassembles the SNARE complex into its protein components, making individual SNAREs available for subsequent rounds of fusion.
The proteins of exocytosis: lessons from the sperm model.
Mendoza, Argentina. In Biochem J, Mar 2015
The proteins involved in these processes belong to several highly conserved families: Rab GTPases, SNAREs (soluble NSF-attachment protein receptors), α-SNAP (α-NSF attachment protein), NSF (N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor), Munc13 and -18, complexins and synaptotagmins.
Sugar modification inhibits autophagosome-lysosome fusion.
Tokyo, Japan. In Nat Cell Biol, 2014
A genetic screen in Caenorhabditis elegans revealed that O-linked N-acetylglucosamine modification of the SNARE protein SNAP-29 negatively regulates SNARE-dependent fusion between autophagosomes and lysosomes.
A mutation in SNAP29, coding for a SNARE protein involved in intracellular trafficking, causes a novel neurocutaneous syndrome characterized by cerebral dysgenesis, neuropathy, ichthyosis, and palmoplantar keratoderma.
Haifa, Israel. In Am J Hum Genet, 2005
a SNAP29 mutation codes for a SNARE protein involved in intracellular trafficking and causes a novel neurocutaneous syndrome characterized by cerebral dysgenesis, neuropathy, ichthyosis, and palmoplantar keratoderma