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The protein architecture of human secretory vesicles reveals differential regulation of signaling molecule secretion by protein kinases.

Authors
  • Sj, Bark
  • J, Wegrzyn
  • L, Taupenot
  • M, Ziegler
  • Dt, O Connor
  • Q, Ma
  • M, Smoot
  • Trey Ideker
  • V, Hook
Type
Published Article
Volume
7
Issue
8
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0041134
Source
Ideker Lab
License
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Abstract

Secretory vesicles are required for release of chemical messengers to mediate intercellular signaling among human biological systems. It is necessary to define the organization of the protein architecture of the human dense core secretory vesicles (DCSV) to understand mechanisms for secretion of signaling molecules essential for cellular regulatory processes. This study, therefore, conducted extensive quantitative proteomics and systems biology analyses of human DCSV purified from human pheochromocytoma. Over 600 human DCSV proteins were identified with quantitative evaluation of over 300 proteins, revealing that most proteins participate in producing peptide hormones and neurotransmitters, enzymes, and the secretory machinery. Systems biology analyses provided a model of interacting DCSV proteins, generating hypotheses for differential intracellular protein kinases A and C signaling pathways. Activation of cellular PKA and PKC pathways resulted in differential secretion of neuropeptides, catecholamines, and β-amyloid of Alzheimer s disease for mediating cell-cell communication. This is the first study to define a model of the protein architecture of human DCSV for human disease and health.

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