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Publication Detail
TMEM16F activation by Ca2+triggers plasmalemma expansion and directs PD-1 trafficking
  • Publication Type:
    Working discussion paper
  • Authors:
    Bricogne C, Fine M, Pereira P, Sung J, Tijani M, Henriques R, Collins M, Hilgemann D
  • Publication date:
    16/01/2018
  • Status:
    Published
Abstract
TMEM16F, an ion channel gated by high cytoplasmic Ca 2+ , is required for cell surface phosphatidylserine exposure during platelet aggregation and T cell activation. Here we demonstrate in Jurkat T cells and HEK293 cells that TMEM16F activation triggers large-scale surface membrane expansion in parallel with lipid scrambling. Following TMEM16F mediated scrambling and surface expansion, cells undergo extensive membrane shedding. The membrane compartment that expands the cell surface does not involve endoplasmic reticulum or acidified lysosomes. Surprisingly, T cells lacking TMEM16F expression not only fail to expand surface membrane, but instead rapidly internalize membrane via massive endocytosis (MEND). The T cell co-receptor PD-1 is selectively shed when TMEM16F triggers membrane expansion, while it is selectively internalized in the absence of TMEM16F. Its participation in this trafficking is determined by its single transmembrane domain. Thus, we establish a fundamental role for TMEM16F as a regulator of Ca 2+ -activated membrane trafficking.
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