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Peroxisome Fission is Associated with Reorganization of Specific Membrane Proteins

Krygowska, M., Veenhuis, M., Klei, I. J. V. D. & Nagotu, S., Jul-2011, In : Traffic. 12, 7, p. 925-937 13 p.

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Membrane remodeling is an important aspect in organelle biogenesis. We show that different peroxisome membrane proteins that play a role in organelle biogenesis and proliferation (Pex8, Pex10, Pex14, Pex25 and Pex11) are subject to spatiotemporal behavior during organelle development. Using fluorescence microscopy analysis of Hansenula polymorpha dnm1 cells that are blocked in the normal fission process, we show that green fluorescent protein (GFP) fusions of Pex8, Pex10, Pex14 and Pex25 show enhanced fluorescence at the organelle extensions that are formed in budding cells. In contrast, Pex11 fluorescence is enriched at the base of this extension on the mother organelle. A fusion protein of GFP with the transporter Pmp47, used as a control, did not show enhanced fluorescence at any specific region of the organelle. The concentration of specific peroxins at the peroxisome surface was lost upon deletion of PEX11 or the N-terminal domain of Pex11 that is involved in membrane remodeling. Comparable distribution patterns as in dnm1 cells were observed in wild-type cells where Pex8, Pex10, Pex14 and Pex25, but not Pex11, were especially present at newly formed organelles that migrated to the bud. We speculate that peroxin reorganization events result in enhanced levels of peroxins involved in peroxisome biogenesis in nascent organelles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)925-937
Number of pages13
JournalTraffic
Volume12
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul-2011

    Keywords

  • Dnm1, organelle fission, peroxisome, Pex11, yeast, HANSENULA-POLYMORPHA, SACCHAROMYCES-CEREVISIAE, MAMMALIAN PEROXISOMES, GENE ENCODES, PROLIFERATION, YEAST, DIVISION, DOMAINS, INHERITANCE, BIOGENESIS

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