Ubiquitin-dependent Sorting Into the Multivesicular Body Pathway Requires the Function of a Conserved Endosomal Protein Sorting Complex, ESCRT-I

Cell. 2001 Jul 27;106(2):145-55. doi: 10.1016/s0092-8674(01)00434-2.

Abstract

The multivesicular body (MVB) pathway is responsible for both the biosynthetic delivery of lysosomal hydrolases and the downregulation of numerous activated cell surface receptors which are degraded in the lysosome. We demonstrate that ubiquitination serves as a signal for sorting into the MVB pathway. In addition, we characterize a 350 kDa complex, ESCRT-I (composed of Vps23, Vps28, and Vps37), that recognizes ubiquitinated MVB cargo and whose function is required for sorting into MVB vesicles. This recognition event depends on a conserved UBC-like domain in Vps23. We propose that ESCRT-I represents a conserved component of the endosomal sorting machinery that functions in both yeast and mammalian cells to couple ubiquitin modification to protein sorting and receptor downregulation in the MVB pathway.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Carboxypeptidases / chemistry
  • Carboxypeptidases / metabolism
  • Carrier Proteins / chemistry
  • Carrier Proteins / genetics
  • Carrier Proteins / metabolism*
  • Endosomal Sorting Complexes Required for Transport
  • Endosomes / chemistry*
  • Endosomes / metabolism*
  • Fungal Proteins / chemistry
  • Fungal Proteins / genetics
  • Fungal Proteins / metabolism
  • Genes, Fungal / genetics
  • Lysosomes / chemistry
  • Lysosomes / enzymology
  • Lysosomes / metabolism
  • Macromolecular Substances
  • Models, Biological
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Mutation / genetics
  • Protein Binding
  • Protein Precursors / chemistry
  • Protein Precursors / metabolism
  • Protein Structure, Tertiary
  • Protein Transport
  • Recombinant Fusion Proteins / chemistry
  • Recombinant Fusion Proteins / metabolism
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae / cytology
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae / genetics
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae / metabolism*
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins*
  • Transport Vesicles / chemistry
  • Transport Vesicles / enzymology
  • Transport Vesicles / metabolism
  • Ubiquitins / metabolism*
  • Vesicular Transport Proteins*

Substances

  • Carrier Proteins
  • Endosomal Sorting Complexes Required for Transport
  • Fungal Proteins
  • Macromolecular Substances
  • Protein Precursors
  • Recombinant Fusion Proteins
  • STP22 protein, S cerevisiae
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins
  • Ubiquitins
  • VPS28 protein, S cerevisiae
  • Vesicular Transport Proteins
  • Carboxypeptidases