Interaction of protein 4.1 (4.1R) with the transmembrane protein glycophorin C (GPC) regulates the functions of erythrocyte membrane. Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) was used to define the interaction of EGFP-4.1R with DsRed-GPC on transport vesicles (TVs) by measuring their fluctuation in living cells. DsRed-GPC expressed in HeLa cells was delivered to the plasma membrane through slow vesicle transport. EGFP-4.1R, which freely diffused in the cytosol when expressed alone, diffused slowly when co-expressed with DsRed-GPC, indicating association of EGFP-4.1R with TVs. Fluorescence cross-correlation spectroscopy (FCCS) showed direct interaction of EGFP-4.1R with DsRed-GPC on TVs. The present study demonstrates that 4.1R binds to GPC on TVs in living cells. Structured summary of protein interactions: GPC and 4.1R30 physically interact by fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (View interaction). © 2012 Federation of European Biochemical Societies. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Tanaka, S., & Takakuwa, Y. (2012). Intracellular interactions between protein 4.1 and glycophorin C on transport vesicles, as determined by fluorescence correlation spectroscopy. FEBS Letters, 586(6), 668–674. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.febslet.2012.01.058