A C. elegans CLIC-like Protein Required for Intracellular Tube Formation and Maintenance

Katherine L. Berry, Hannes E. Buelow, David H. Hall, Oliver Hobert

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Abstract

The Caenorhabditis elegans excretory canal is composed of a single elongated and branched cell that is tunneled by an inner lumen of apical character. Loss of the exc-4 gene causes a cystic enlargement of this intracellular tube. exc-4 encodes a member of the chloride intracellular channel (CLIC) family of proteins. EXC-4 protein localizes to various tubular membranes in distinct cell types, including the lumenal membrane of the excretory tubes. A conserved 55-amino acid domain enables EXC-4 translocation from the cytosol to the lumenal membrane. The tubular architecture of this membrane requires EXC-4 for both its formation and maintenance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2134-2137
Number of pages4
JournalScience
Volume302
Issue number5653
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 19 2003

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Chloride Channels
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Membranes
Proteins
Caenorhabditis elegans
Cytosol
Amino Acids
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A C. elegans CLIC-like Protein Required for Intracellular Tube Formation and Maintenance. / Berry, Katherine L.; Buelow, Hannes E.; Hall, David H.; Hobert, Oliver.

In: Science, Vol. 302, No. 5653, 19.12.2003, p. 2134-2137.

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Berry, Katherine L. ; Buelow, Hannes E. ; Hall, David H. ; Hobert, Oliver. / A C. elegans CLIC-like Protein Required for Intracellular Tube Formation and Maintenance. In: Science. 2003 ; Vol. 302, No. 5653. pp. 2134-2137.
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