A Quantitative Fluorometric Approach for Measuring the Interaction of RhoGDI with Membranes and Rho GTPases
Tight regulation of Rho GTPase-signaling functions requires the proper localization of proteins to the membrane and cytosolic compartments, which can themselves undergo reconfiguration in response to signaling events. The importance of lipid-mediated membrane signal transduction continues to emerge as a critical event in many Rho GTPase-signaling pathways. Here we describe methods for the reconstitution of lipid-modified Rho GTPases with defined lipid vesicles and how this system can be used as a real-time assay for monitoring protein–membrane interactions.
Key wordsCdc42 Rho Fluorescence resonance energy transfer Synthetic lipid vesicles Guanine nucleotide dissociation inhibitor