Monomeric synucleins generate membrane curvature.

@article{Westphal2013MonomericSG,
  title={Monomeric synucleins generate membrane curvature.},
  author={Christopher H Westphal and Sreeganga S Chandra},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={2013},
  volume={288 3},
  pages={
          1829-40
        }
}
Synucleins are a family of presynaptic membrane binding proteins. α-Synuclein, the principal member of this family, is mutated in familial Parkinson disease. To gain insight into the molecular functions of synucleins, we performed an unbiased proteomic screen and identified synaptic protein changes in αβγ-synuclein knock-out brains. We observed increases in the levels of select membrane curvature sensing/generating proteins. One of the most prominent changes was for the N-BAR protein endophilin… CONTINUE READING
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