Inheritance of the Golgi Apparatus and Cytokinesis Are Controlled by Degradation of GBF1

Roberto Magliozzi, Zunamys I Carrero, Teck Yew Low, Laurensia Yuniati, Christian Valdes-Quezada, Flore Kruiswijk, Koen van Wijk, Albert J R Heck, Catherine L Jackson, Daniele Guardavaccaro

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Although much is known about how chromosome segregation is coupled to cell division, how intracellular organelles partition during mitotic division is poorly understood. We report that the phosphorylation-dependent degradation of the ARFGEF GBF1 regulates organelle trafficking during cell division. We show that, in mitosis, GBF1 is phosphorylated on Ser292 and Ser297 by casein kinase-2 allowing recognition by the F-box protein βTrCP. GBF1 interaction with βTrCP recruits GBF1 to the SCFβTrCP ubiquitin ligase complex, triggering its degradation. Phosphorylation and degradation of GBF1 occur along microtubules at the intercellular bridge of telophase cells and are required for Golgi membrane positioning and postmitotic Golgi reformation. Indeed, expression of a non-degradable GBF1 mutant inhibits the transport of the Golgi cluster adjacent to the midbody toward the Golgi twin positioned next to the centrosome and results in defective Golgi reassembly and cytokinesis failure. These findings define a mechanism that controls postmitotic Golgi reassembly and inheritance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3381-3391.e4
JournalCell Reports
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2018


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