|標題:||Novel transport function of adherens junction revealed by live imaging in Drosophila|
Rickoll, Wayne L.
Department of Biological Science and Technology
|關鍵字:||Echinoid;DE-Cadherin;Intercellular transport;Endosome;Adherens junctions|
|摘要:||Adherens junctions are known for their role in mediating cell cell adhesion. DE-cadherin and Echinoid are the principle adhesion molecules of adherens junctions in Drosophila epithelia. Here, using live imaging to trace the movement of endocytosed Echinoid vesicles in the epithelial cells of Drosophila embryos, we demonstrate that Echinoid vesicles co-localize and move with Rab5-or Rab11-positive endosomes. Surprisingly, these Echinoid-containing endosomes undergo directional cell-to-cell movement, through adherens junctions. Consistent with this, cell-to-cell movement of Echinoid vesicles requires the presence of DE-cadherin at adherens junctions. Live imaging further revealed that Echinoid vesicles move along adherens junction-associated microtubules into adjacent cells, a process requiring a kinesin motor. Importantly, DE-cadherin- and EGFR-containing vesicles also exhibit intercellular movement. Together, our results unveil a transport function of adherens junctions. Furthermore, this adherens junctions-based intercellular transport provides a platform for the exchange of junctional proteins and signaling receptors between neighboring cells. (C) 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.|
|期刊:||BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS|
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