Ion channels and receptors are targeted and localized at specific postsynaptic sites to mediate neurotransmission. Receptors clustering at postsynaptic sites has been extensively studied; however, the molecular mechanisms underlying intracellular trafficking of receptors to their specific destinations remain unclear. In the present study, we found that glutamate receptor delta2 interacted directly with AP-4, a newly identified adaptor protein complex-4 that mediates protein sorting in mammalian cells. The interaction between mu4 subunit of AP-4 and the delta2 C-terminal involved multiple amino acid sequence motifs other than the classical tyrosine-based signals. AP-4 complex is expressed ubiquitously in many regions of brain, with localization on the Golgi-like structures in the cell bodies and dendrites of neurons. In addition, overexpression of mu4 substantially altered the distribution pattern of delta2 in heterologous cells. These results suggest a potential involvement of AP-4 in the trafficking of delta2 in the brain.