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Mapping the global interactome of the ARF family reveals spatial organization in cellular signaling pathways.

The ADP-ribosylation factors (ARFs) and ARF-like (ARLs) GTPases serve as essential molecular switches governing a wide array of cellular processes. In this study, we utilized proximity-dependent biotin identification (BioID) to comprehensively map the interactome of 28 out of 29 ARF and ARL proteins in two cellular models. Through this approach, we identified ∼3000 high-confidence proximal interactors, enabling us to assign subcellular localizations to the family members. Notably, we uncovered previously undefined localizations for ARL4D and ARL10. Clustering analyses further exposed the distinctiveness of the interactors identified with these two GTPases. We also reveal that the expression of the understudied member ARL14 is confined to the stomach and intestines. We identified phospholipase D1 (PLD1) and the ESCPE-1 complex, more precisely SNX1, as proximity interactors. Functional assays demonstrated that ARL14 can activate PLD1 in cellulo and is involved in cargo trafficking via the ESCPE-1 complex. Overall, the BioID data generated in this study provide a valuable resource for dissecting the complexities of ARF and ARL spatial organization and signaling.

Publication date
April 12, 2024
Principal Investigators
Quirion L, Robert A, Boulais J, Huang S, Astrain GB, Strakhova R, Jo CH, Kherdjemil Y, Faubert D, Thibault MP, Kmita M, Baskin JM, Gingras AC, Smith M, Côté JF
PubMed reference
J Cell Sci 2024
PubMed ID
Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM), Montréal, QC, H2W 1R7, Canada.