Modular PH and C2 domains in membrane attachment and other functions

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The pleckstrin homology and C2 domains are modular protein structures involved in mediating intermolecular interactions. Although they represent distinct domains, there are several parallels regarding their function and type of interactions in which they participate. Both domains are stable structural entities that incorporate variable regions which, in different proteins, can be adapted to perform a specific function through binding to membrane phospholipids or specific protein ligands. A number of recent examples illustrate the function of some of these domains in regulated membrane attachment, with an important role in many cellular signalling pathways. Copyright (C) 1999 Federation of European Biochemical Societies.




Katan, M., & Allen, V. L. (1999, June 4). Modular PH and C2 domains in membrane attachment and other functions. FEBS Letters.

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