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Setting the F-BAR: functions and regulation of the F-BAR protein family.


Roberts-Galbraith RHRachel H , Gould KL Kathleen L . Cell cycle (Georgetown, Tex.). 2010 10 15; 9(20). 4091-7


F-BAR domain proteins serve as transient linkers between the cell cortex and the cytoskeleton in multiple biological contexts. Recent studies have detailed roles for this protein family in endocytosis, cytokinesis, neurotransmission, motility and cellular morphogenesis. Here, we review emerging functional information regarding the recently recognized F-BAR domain family and the regulatory mechanisms whereby F-BAR proteins are deployed in diverse processes.