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Identification of a PDZ-domain-containing protein that interacts with the scavenger receptor class B type I.

Authors: Ikemoto, M  Arai, H  Feng, D  Tanaka, K  Aoki, J  Dohmae, N  Takio, K  Adachi, H  Tsujimoto, M  Inoue, K 
Citation: Ikemoto M, etal., Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2000 Jun 6;97(12):6538-43.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:10829064
DOI: Full-text: DOI:10.1073/pnas.100114397

The scavenger receptor class B type I (SR-BI) mediates the selective uptake of cholesteryl esters from high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and cholesterol secretion into bile in the liver. In this study, we identified an SR-BI-associated protein from rat liver membrane extracts by using an affinity chromatography technique. This protein of 523 amino acids contains four PDZ domains and associates with the C terminus of SR-BI by using its N-terminal first PDZ domain. Therefore, we denoted this protein as CLAMP (C-terminal linking and modulating protein). CLAMP was located mostly in the sinusoidal membranes, whereas SR-BI was detected in both sinusoidal and canalicular membranes. After the solubilization of the liver membranes with Triton X-100, SR-BI was immunoprecipitated with anti-CLAMP monoclonal antibody, suggesting the association of these proteins in vivo. By coexpressing SR-BI with CLAMP in Chinese hamster ovary cells, we observed (i) the increase in the expression level of SR-BI, (ii) the reduction in the deacylation rate of the cholesteryl esters taken up from HDL, and (iii) the change in the intracellular distribution of fluorescent lipid 1,1'-dioctadecyl-3,3, 3',3'-tetramethylindocarbocyanine percholate taken up from HDL. Taken together, these data suggest that CLAMP, a four-PDZ-domain-containing protein, is associated with SR-BI in the liver sinusoidal plasma membranes and may modulate the intracellular transport and metabolism of cholesteryl esters taken up from HDL.


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CRRD ID: 70627
Created: 2002-06-11
Species: All species
Last Modified: 2002-06-18
Status: ACTIVE


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