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Why is protein targeting important?

Cellular function compartmentalized
Function defined by proteins
Proteins have to be directed to different parts of the cell
Membranes proteins
Secreted proteins
Cytosolic proteins


How are the proteins directed to different locations

Primary sequences


What proteins are directed to the ER via a signal peptide

Secreted proteins
Membrane proteins
Lysosomal proteins


What proteins are directed to organelles via other peptide signals?

Nuclear proteins
Mitochondrial protein
Peroxisomal proteins


Signal sequence with SRP interactions

Protein synthesis starts with cytosolic ribosome
Signal sequence, 1st part protein synthesized (N terminus)
Signal sequence recognized by SRP complex, binds to receptor on ER
Ribosome bound to ER
New protein guided through translocon in ER into lumen
Signal sequence cleaved via signal peptidase, SRP recycled


How can the membrane protein remain in the ER membrane?

Protein has hydrophobic start transfer sequence and hydrophobic stop transfer sequence
When the hydrophobic stop transfer sequence is reached in translocation channel
Translocation channel move away from transmembrane protein


The importance of ER in protein synthesis

Reach final destination through a series of intracellular transport steps
Transport via membrane vesicles
Proteins often further processed in vesicles


How is the ER and Golgi involved int protein targeting?

Proteins synthesized, folded modified in ER
Form vesicles, migrate and merge with cis golgi
Further protein maturation in golgi
Movement between cisterns via vesicles
In trans golgi, mature proteins packaged in vesicle fro compartments
Vesicles transported along specific cytoskeleton pathways


What are the different cytoskeleton pathways for vesicles?

Integral membrane proteins/membrane phospholipid
Continuous secretory pathway
Stimulated secretory pathway, stored vesicles
Lysosome formation, matured from vesicles


Targeting vesicles to specific compartments

Membrane proteins in transport vesicles end up in membrane
V snare and T snare are complementary
Both snares are complementary to each other
Proteins within vesicles secreted


Targeting proteins to mitochondria

Occurs after translation completed but before complete protein folding occurs
Protein complexed with chaperone => mitonchondria
Signal sequence attaches to receptor protein on outer mitochondrial membrane
Protein complex moves so the translocon aligns with the translocon on the inner mitochondrial membrane
Protein diffuse into the matrix, cleaved signal sequence


Targeting proteins to nucleus

Occurs after translation, folding completed in cytoplasm
Nuclear proteins contain Nuclear localization signal
NLS binds to importin, transported through nuclear pore
Requires G protein Ran, hydrolysis of GTP
Exportin peforms reverse function, exporting proteins from nucleus


Targeting proteins to lysosomes

Lysosomal protein tagged with mannose-6-phosphate in golgi
Mannose-6-phosphate receptor in golgi directs proteins into transport vesicles
Vesicle becomes lysosomes after maturation