SNARE protein SEC22B regulates early embryonic development.

Scientific reports (2019-08-09)
Shin-Rong J Wu, Rami Khoriaty, Stephanie H Kim, K Sue O'Shea, Guojing Zhu, Mark Hoenerhoff, Cynthia Zajac, Katherine Oravecz-Wilson, Tomomi Toubai, Yaping Sun, David Ginsburg, Pavan Reddy
ABSTRACT

The highly conserved SNARE protein SEC22B mediates diverse and critical functions, including phagocytosis, cell growth, autophagy, and protein secretion. However, these characterizations have thus far been limited to in vitro work. Here, we expand our understanding of the role Sec22b plays in vivo. We utilized Cre-Lox mice to delete Sec22b in three tissue compartments. With a germline deletion of Sec22b, we observed embryonic death at E8.5. Hematopoietic/endothelial cell deletion of Sec22b also resulted in in utero death. Notably, mice with Sec22b deletion in CD11c-expressing cells of the hematopoietic system survive to adulthood. These data demonstrate Sec22b contributes to early embryogenesis through activity both in hematopoietic/endothelial tissues as well as in other tissues yet to be defined.

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Proteinase K from Tritirachium album, buffered aqueous glycerol solution, for molecular biology, ≥800 units/mL