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A mobile endocytic network connects clathrin-independent receptor endocytosis to recycling and promotes T cell activation


Endocytosis of surface receptors and their polarized recycling back to the plasma membrane are central to many cellular processes, such as cell migration, cytokinesis, basolateral polarity of epithelial cells and T cell activation. Little is known about the mechanisms that control the organization of recycling endosomes and how they connect to receptor endocytosis. Here, we follow the endocytic journey of the T cell receptor (TCR), from internalization at the plasma membrane to recycling back to the immunological synapse. We show that TCR triggering leads to its rapid uptake through a clathrin-independent pathway. Immediately after internalization, TCR is incorporated into a mobile and long-lived endocytic network demarked by the membrane-organizing proteins flotillins. Although flotillins are not required for TCR internalization, they are necessary for its recycling to the immunological synapse. We further show that flotillins are essential for T cell activation, supporting TCR nanoscale organization and signaling.

Type Journal
ISBN 2041-1723 (Electronic) 2041-1723 (Linking)
Authors Compeer, E. B.; Kraus, F.; Ecker, M.; Redpath, G.; Amiezer, M.; Rother, N.; Nicovich, P. R.; Kapoor-Kaushik, N.; Deng, Q.; Samson, G. P. B.; Yang, Z.; Lou, J.; Carnell, M.; Vartoukian, H.; Gaus, K.; Rossy, J.
Responsible Garvan Author (missing name)
Publisher Name Nature Communications
Published Date 2018-04-23
Published Volume 9
Published Issue 1
Published Pages 1597
Status Always Electronic
DOI 10.1038/s41467-018-04088-w
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