GDP-bound Rab27a regulates clathrin disassembly through HSPA8 after insulin secretion

Soshiro Kodera, Toshihide Kimura, Tomoki Nishioka, Yukiko K. Kaneko, Momoka Yamaguchi, Kozo Kaibuchi, Tomohisa Ishikawa

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Clathrin-dependent endocytosis is a key process for secretory cells, in which molecules on the plasma membrane are both degraded and recycled in a stimulus-dependent manner. There are many reports showing that disruption of endocytosis is involved in the onset of various diseases. Recently, it has been reported that such disruption in pancreatic β-cells causes impaired insulin secretion and might be associated with the pathology of diabetes mellitus. Compared with exocytosis, there are few reports on the molecular mechanism of endocytosis in pancreatic β-cells. We previously reported that GDP-bound Rab27a regulates endocytosis through its GDP-dependent effectors after insulin secretion. In this study, we identified heat shock protein family A member 8 (HSPA8) as a novel interacting protein for GDP-bound Rab27a. HSPA8 directly bound GDP-bound Rab27a via the β2 region of its substrate binding domain (SBD). The β2 fragment was capable of inhibiting the interaction between HSPA8 and GDP-bound Rab27a, and suppressed glucose-induced clathrin-dependent endocytosis in pancreatic β-cells. The region also affected clathrin dynamics on purified clathrin-coated vesicles (CCVs). These results suggest that the interaction between GDP-bound Rab27a and HSPA8 regulates clathrin disassembly from CCVs and subsequent vesicle transport. The regulatory stages in endocytosis by HSPA8 differ from those for other GDP-bound Rab27a effectors. This study shows that GDP-bound Rab27a dominantly regulates each stage in glucose-induced endocytosis through its specific effectors in pancreatic β-cells.

Original languageEnglish
Article number109789
JournalArchives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Publication statusPublished - 11-2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology


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