Retromer and the cation-independent mannose 6-phosphate receptor-Time for a trial separation?

02 Feb 2018

The retromer cargo-selective complex (CSC) comprising Vps35, Vps29 and Vps26 mediates the endosome-to-Golgi retrieval of the cation-independent mannose 6-phosphate receptor (CIMPR). Or does it? Recently published data have questioned the validity of this long-established theory. Here, the evidence for and against a role for the retromer CSC in CIMPR endosome-to-Golgi retrieval is examined in the light of the new data that the SNX-BAR dimer is actually responsible for CIMPR retrieval.