JM4 is a four-transmembrane protein binding to the CCR5 receptor.

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Schweneker M, Bachmann AS, Moelling K

JM4 is a four-transmembrane protein binding to the CCR5 receptor.

FEBS Lett. 2005 Mar 14;579(7):1751-8.

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The CC chemokine receptor 5 (CCR5) is a major co-receptor for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and CCR5 mutants lacking the carboxy (C)-terminus interfere with HIV infection. Therefore, we analysed the C-terminus of CCR5 and here describe Jena-Muenchen 4 (JM4), a novel CCR5-interacting protein. JM4 is membrane-associated, co-precipitates with CCR5, and is ubiquitously expressed. It shares about 62% sequence similarity with JWA and glutamate transporter-associated protein 3-18 (GTRAP3-18), a regulator of an amino acid transporter. JWA, like JM4, is a four-transmembrane protein, which binds to the CCR5 receptor. Furthermore, JM4, JWA, and GTRAP3-18 co-localise and heterodimerise indicating a functional relationship. JM4 co-localises with calnexin in the endoplasmic reticulum and with the mannose 6-phosphate receptor in the Golgi. JM4 and GTRAP3-18 harbor a Rab-acceptor motif, indicating a function in vesicle formation at the Golgi complex. In conclusion, we describe a CCR5-interacting protein, which is suggested to function in trafficking and membrane localisation of the receptor, possibly also other receptors or amino acid transporters.

DrugBank Data that Cites this Article

NameUniProt ID
C-C chemokine receptor type 5P51681Details