A Golgi Lipid Signaling Pathway Controls Apical Golgi Distribution and Cell Polarity during Neurogenesis. Academic Article uri icon


  • Phosphatidylinositol (PtdIns) transfer proteins (PITPs) stimulate PtdIns-4-P synthesis and signaling in eukaryotic cells, but to what biological outcomes such signaling circuits are coupled remains unclear. Herein, we show that two highly related StART-like PITPs, PITPNA and PITPNB, act in a redundant fashion to support development of the embryonic mammalian neocortex. PITPNA/PITPNB do so by driving PtdIns-4-P-dependent recruitment of GOLPH3, and likely ceramide transferprotein (CERT), to Golgi membranes with GOLPH3 recruitment serving to promote MYO18A- and F-actin-directed loading of the Golgi network to apical processes of neural stem cells (NSCs). We propose the primary role for PITP/PtdIns-4-P/GOLPH3/CERT signaling in NSC Golgi is not in regulating bulk membrane trafficking but in optimizing apically directed membrane trafficking and/or apical membrane signaling during neurogenesis.

published proceedings

  • Dev Cell

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Xie, Z., Hur, S. K., Zhao, L., Abrams, C. S., & Bankaitis, V. A.

citation count

  • 46

complete list of authors

  • Xie, Zhigang||Hur, Seong Kwon||Zhao, Liang||Abrams, Charles S||Bankaitis, Vytas A

publication date

  • January 2018