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Title
Epsin: inducing membrane curvature
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Abstract
Epsin was originally discovered by virtue of its binding to another accessory protein, Eps15. Members of the epsin family play an important role as accessory proteins in clathrin-mediated endocytosis. Epsin isoforms have been described that differ in intracellular site of action and/or in tissue distribution, although all epsins essentially contribute to membrane deformation. Besides inducing membrane curvature, epsin also plays a key function as adaptor protein, coupling various components of the clathrin-assisted uptake and fulfils an important role in selecting and recognizing cargo. Furthermore, epsin possesses the ability to block vesicle formation during mitosis. To perform all these functions, epsin, apart from interacting with PtdIns(4,5)P2 via its ENTH domain, also engages in several protein interactions with different components of the clathrin-mediated endocytic system. Recently, RNA interference has successfully been exploited to generate a cell line constitutively silencing epsin expression, which can be used to study internalization of multiple ligands.
Language
English
Source (journal)
The international journal of biochemistry and cell biology. - Oxford
Publication
Oxford : 2007
ISSN
1357-2725
Volume/pages
39:10(2007), p. 1765-1770
ISI
000249943500004
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 16.05.2017
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