タナベ ケンジ
  田邊 賢司
   所属   研究施設 研究施設
   職種   准教授
論文種別 原著
言語種別 英語
査読の有無 査読あり
表題 The Clathrin Assembly Protein PICALM Is Required for Erythroid Maturation and Transferrin Internalization in Mice.
掲載誌名 正式名:PLoS ONE
巻・号・頁 7,e31854頁
著者・共著者 Suzuki M., Tanaka H., Tanimura A., Tanabe K., Oe N., Rai S., Kon S., Fukumoto M., Takei K., Abe T., Matsumura I., Kanakura Y. and Watanabe T.
発行年月 2012
概要 Phosphatidylinositol binding clathrin assembly protein (PICALM), also known as clathrin assembly lymphoid myeloid leukemia protein (CALM), was originally isolated as part of the fusion gene CALM/AF10, which results from the chromosomal translocation t(10;11)(p13;q14). CALM is sufficient to drive clathrin assembly in vitro on lipid monolayers and regulates clathrin-coated budding and the size and shape of the vesicles at the plasma membrane. However, the physiological role of CALM has yet to be elucidated. Here, the role of CALM in vivo was investigated using CALM-deficient mice. CALM-deficient mice exhibited retarded growth in utero and were dwarfed throughout their shortened life-spans. Moreover, CALM-deficient mice suffered from severe anemia, and the maturation and iron content in erythroid precursors were severely impaired. CALM-deficient erythroid cells and embryonic fibroblasts exhibited impaired clathrin-mediated endocytosis of transferrin. These results indicate that CALM is required for erythroid maturation and transferrin internalization in mice.