The clearance of apoptotic cells is critical during cellular homeostasis as well as inflammation resolution. Recently, we found that stabilin-1 is a phagocytic receptor that is involved in the clearance of apoptotic cells. However, the downstream signaling pathway of stabilin-1-mediated phagocytosis remains to be investigated. Here we identify that GULP is able to specifically interact with the NPxF/Y motif of stabilin-1 cytoplasmic region. The PTB domain of GULP is necessary for interaction with stabilin-1. GULP is enriched around PS-coated beads for phagocytosis and co-localized with stabilin-1. Downregulation of endogenous GULP expression decreased stabilin-1-mediated phagocytosis. Thus, these results indicate that GULP functions as an adaptor protein for stabilin-1-mediated phagocytosis.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and biophysical research communications|
|Publication status||Published - 2010 Jul|
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology