Pre-sorting endosomal transport of the GPI-anchored protein, CD59, is regulated by EHD1

Bishuang Cai, Dawn Katafiasz, Vaclav Horejsi, Naava Naslavsky

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EHD1 regulates the trafficking of multiple receptors from the endocytic recycling compartment (ERC) to the plasma membrane. However, the potential role of EHD1 in regulating the family of glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored proteins (GPI-APs) has not been determined. Here we demonstrate a novel role for EHD1 in regulating the trafficking of CD59, an endogenous GPI-AP, at early stages of trafficking through the endocytic pathway. EHD1 displays significant colocalization with newly internalized CD59. Upon EHD1 depletion, there is a rapid Rab5-independent coalescence of CD59 in the ERC region. However, expression of an active Arf6 mutant (Q67L), which traps internalized pre-sorting endosomal cargo in phosphatidylinositol(4,5)-bisphosphate enriched vacuoles, prevents this coalescence. It is of interest that sustained PKC activation leads to a similar coalescence of CD59 at the ERC, and treatment of EHD1-depleted cells with a PKC inhibitor (Go6976) blocked this rapid relocation of CD59. However, unlike sustained PKC activation, EHD1 depletion does not induce the translocation of PKCα to ERC. The results presented herein provide evidence that EHD1 is involved in the control of CD59 transport from pre-sorting endosomes to the ERC in a PKC-dependent manner. However, the mechanisms of EHD1-induced coalescence of CD59 at the ERC differ from those induced by sustained PKC activation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)102-120
Number of pages19
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2011


  • CD59
  • EHD1
  • Endocytic recycling compartment
  • GPI-AP
  • PKC
  • Sorting endosome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Structural Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology


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