KDEL receptor 1 regulates T-cell homeostasis via PP1 that is a key phosphatase for ISR

Daisuke Kamimura, Kokichi Katsunuma, Yasunobu Arima, Toru Atsumi, Jing Jing Jiang, Hidenori Bando, Jie Meng, Lavannya Sabharwal, Andrea Stofkova, Naoki Nishikawa, Hironao Suzuki, Hideki Ogura, Naoko Ueda, Mineko Tsuruoka, Masaya Harada, Junya Kobayashi, Takanori Hasegawa, Hisahiro Yoshida, Haruhiko Koseki, Ikuo MiuraShigeharu Wakana, Keigo Nishida, Hidemitsu Kitamura, Toshiyuki Fukada, Toshio Hirano, Masaaki Murakami

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KDEL receptors are responsible for retrotransporting endoplasmic reticulum (ER) chaperones from the Golgi complex to the ER. Here we describe a role for KDEL receptor 1 (KDELR1) that involves the regulation of integrated stress responses (ISR) in T cells. Designing and using an N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea (ENU)-mutant mouse line, T-Red (naïve T-cell reduced), we show that a point mutation in KDELR1 is responsible for the reduction in the number of naïve T cells in this model owing to an increase in ISR. Mechanistic analysis shows that KDELR1 directly regulates protein phosphatase 1 (PP1), a key phosphatase for ISR in naïve T cells. T-Red KDELR1 does not associate with PP1, resulting in reduced phosphatase activity against eIF2α and subsequent expression of stress responsive genes including the proapoptotic factor Bim. These results demonstrate that KDELR1 regulates naïve T-cell homeostasis by controlling ISR.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7474
JournalNature communications
Publication statusPublished - 17-06-2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • General Chemistry
  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology


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