The scavenger receptor FEEL-1/stabilin-1 is known as the marker of alternatively activated macrophage and sinusoidal endothelial cell. FEEL-1/stabilin-1 is a multifunctional transmembrane glycoprotein that is implicated in bacterial infection, diabetes, atherosclerosis, wound healing, and innate immunity. In the current study, we have identified the phox-homology domain containing protein SNX17 as a novel interaction partner of FEEL-1/stabilin-1 in endothelial cells. SNX17 directly interacts with FEEL-1/stabilin-1 and regulates its trafficking. Studies using the cytoplasmic domain of truncated or mutant FEEL-1/stabilin-1 suggest that the NPxF motif of the FEEL-1/stabilin-1 cytoplasmic tail is required for its interaction with SNX17. By transfecting cells with small interfering RNA targeting SNX17, total cellular FEEL-1/stabilin-1 expression and FEEL-1/stabilin-1-mediated ligand uptake were significantly decreased due to the enhancement of FEEL-1/stabilin-1 protein degradation. Our results identify SNX17 as a novel interaction partner of FEEL-1/stabilin-1 in endothelial cells. © 2010 Elsevier B.V.
Adachi, H., & Tsujimoto, M. (2010). Adaptor protein sorting nexin 17 interacts with the scavenger receptor FEEL-1/stabilin-1 and modulates its expression on the cell surface. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Molecular Cell Research, 1803(5), 553–563. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbamcr.2010.02.011