The C-terminus of the serotonin transporter (SERT) contains binding domains for different proteins and is critical for its functional expression. In endogenous and heterologous expression systems, our proteomic and biochemical analysis demonstrated that an intermediate filament, vimentin, binds to the C-terminus of SERT. It has been reported that 5HT-stimulation of cells leads to disassembly and spatial reorientation of vimentin filaments.
Ahmed, B. A., Bukhari, I. A., Jeffus, B. C., Harney, J. T., Thyparambil, S., Ziu, E., … Kilic, F. (2009). The cellular distribution of serotonin transporter is impeded on serotonin-altered vimentin network. PLoS ONE, 4(3). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0004730