The yeast Golgi membrane protein Rer1p is required for the retrieval of various endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane proteins such as Sec12p and Sec71p to the ER. We demonstrate here that the transmembrane domain (TMD) of Sec71p, a type-III membrane protein, contains an ER localization signal, which is required for physical recognition by Rer1p. The Sec71TMD-GFP fusion protein is efficiently retrieved to the ER by Rer1p. The structural feature of this TMD signal turns out to be the spatial location of polar re…
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