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Visualizing the Trafficking of Transport Vesicles in Neurons

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Visualizing the Trafficking of Transport Vesicles in Neurons by Al-Bassam Sarmad
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In neurons transmembrane proteins are targeted to dendrites in vesicles that traffic solely within the somatodendritic compartment. How these vesicles are retained within the somatodendritic domain is unknown. Here we adapt a novel pulse chase system that allows synchronous release of exogenous transmembrane proteins from the endoplasmic reticulum using FKBP12 and Rapamycin. We demonstrate proof-of-concept and establish protein trafficking controls in incremental steps. We demonstrate the utility of this approach in studying protein trafficking and establish parameters for analysis of time-lapse images. We implement this novel pulse-chase strategy to track the movements of post-Golgi transport vesicles. Surprisingly, we found that post-Golgi vesicles carrying dendritic proteins were equally likely to enter axons and dendrites. However, once such vesicles entered the axon they very rarely moved beyond the axon initial segment, but instead either halted or reversed direction in an actin and Myosin Va-dependent manner.
Release date Australia
December 23rd, 2014
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
Scholars' Press
Pages
96
Dimensions
152x229x6
ISBN-13
9783639760859
Product ID
23704776

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