First work of 2020 work is out for the NeuroCyto team! A collaboration with Matt Rasband’s lab in Nature Communications. This is a significant paper for the axon initial segment field: Matt’s lab used BioID of key AIS proteins for mapping AIS components. Dozens of new candidates for future studies! We performed super-resolution microscopy of several of the newly identified AIS components. IN particular, we showed that Mical3, a protein linking microtubules and actin, forms clusters along the AIS that are not periodically organized along the actin/spectrin scaffold.
Mapping axon initial segment structure and function by multiplexed proximity biotinylation.
Hamdan H, Lim BC, Torii T, Joshi A, Konning M, Smith C, Palmer DJ, Ng P, Leterrier C, Oses-Prieto JA, Burlingame AL, Rasband MN.
Nature Communications, 2020 Jan 3;11(1):100.