Molecular architecture of the endocytic TPLATE complex

Klaas Yperman, Jie Wang, Dominique Eeckhout, Joanna Winkler, Lam Dai Vu, Michael Vandorpe, Peter Grones, Evelien Mylle, Michael Kraus, Romain Merceron, Jonah Nolf, Eliana Mor, Pieter De Bruyn, Remy Loris, Martin Potocký, Savvas Savvides, Bert De Rybel, Geert De Jaeger, Daniel Van Damme, Roman Pleskot

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Eukaryotic cells rely on endocytosis to regulate their plasma membrane proteome and lipidome. Most eukaryotic groups, except fungi and animals, have retained the evolutionary ancient TSET complex as endocytic regulator. Unlike other coatomer complexes, structural insight into TSET is lacking. Here, we reveal the molecular architecture of plant TSET (TPLATE complex/TPC) using an integrative structural approach. We identify crucial roles for specific TSET subunits in complex assembly and membrane interaction. Our data therefore generates novel evolutionary insight into the difference between the hexameric TSET in Dictyostelium and the octameric TPC in plants. Structural elucidation of this ancient adaptor complex represents the missing piece in the coatomer-puzzle and vastly advances our functional as well as evolutionary insight into the process of endocytosis.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbereabe7999
Number of pages16
JournalScience Advances
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 24 Feb 2021


  • Structural Biology
  • Plant molecular biology
  • CD spectroscopy
  • Endocytosis


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