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Agonist-induced endocytosis of CC chemokine receptor 5 is clathrin dependent

Signoret, N.Y.M., Hewlett, L., Wavre, S., Pelchen-Matthews, A., Oppermann, M. and Marsh, M. (2005) Agonist-induced endocytosis of CC chemokine receptor 5 is clathrin dependent. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 16 (2). pp. 902-917. ISSN 1059-1524

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The signaling activity of several chemokine receptors, including CC chemokine receptor 5 (CCR5), is in part controlled by their internalization, recycling, and/or degradation. For CCR5, agonists such as the chemokine CCL5 induce internalization into early endosomes containing the transferrin receptor, a marker for clathrin-dependent endocytosis, but it has been suggested that CCR5 may also follow clathrin-independent routes of internalization. Here, we present a detailed analysis of the role of clathrin in chemokine-induced CCR5 internalization. Using CCR5-transfected cell lines, immunofluorescence, and electron microscopy, we demonstrate that CCL5 causes the rapid redistribution of scattered cell surface CCR5 into large clusters that are associated with flat clathrin lattices. Invaginated clathrin-coated pits could be seen at the edge of these lattices and, in CCL5-treated cells, these pits contain CCR5. Receptors internalized via clathrin-coated vesicles follow the clathrin-mediated endocytic pathway, and depletion of clathrin with small interfering RNAs inhibits CCL5-induced CCR5 internalization. We found no evidence for CCR5 association with caveolae during agonist-induced internalization. However, sequestration of cholesterol with filipin interferes with agonist binding to CCR5, suggesting that cholesterol and/or lipid raft domains play some role in the events required for CCR5 activation before internalization.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Hull York Medical School (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2009 11:14
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2009 11:14
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1091/mbc.E04-08-0687
Status: Published
Publisher: American Society for Cell Biology
Identification Number: 10.1091/mbc.E04-08-0687
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/7025

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