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Probst, OC; Ton, P; Svoboda, B; Gannon, A; Schuhmann, W; Wieser, J; Pohlmann, R; Mach, L.
(2006): The 46-kDa mannose 6-phosphate receptor does not depend on endosomal acidification for delivery of hydrolases to lysosomes.
J Cell Sci. 2006; 119(Pt 23):4935-4943 FullText FullText_BOKU

Abstract:
In mammalian cells, the mannose 6-phosphate receptor pathway accounts for the transport of most soluble acid hydrolases to lysosomes. It is believed that dissociation of mannose 6-phosphate receptors and their ligands is entirely driven by the acidic environment in endosomal compartments. Indeed, pH-perturbing substances such as ammonium chloride and monensin have been shown to inhibit lysosomal enzyme targeting in cells that express both known mannose 6-phosphate receptors. We now demonstrate that ammonium chloride and monensin exert modest effects on the intracellular retention of lysosomal hydrolases in murine cells that synthesize only the 46-kDa mannose 6-phosphate receptor. Neither ammonium chloride nor monensin induces changes to the subcellular localization of lysosomal hydrolases and the 46-kDa mannose 6-phosphate receptor in these cells. This suggests that endosomal dissociation of the receptor and its ligands still occurs in the presence of these agents. We conclude that the murine 46-kDa mannose 6-phosphate receptor has the capacity to deliver its cargo proteins to lysosomes even in the absence of endosomal acidification.
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Mach Lukas
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