Plectin 1 links intermediate filaments to costameric sarcolemma through beta-synemin, alpha-dystrobrevin and actin.

@article{Hijikata2008Plectin1L,
  title={Plectin 1 links intermediate filaments to costameric sarcolemma through beta-synemin, alpha-dystrobrevin and actin.},
  author={Takao Hijikata and Akio Nakamura and Keitaro Isokawa and Michihiro Imamura and Katsutoshi Yuasa and Ryoki Ishikawa and Kazuhiro Kohama and Shin'ichi Takeda and Hiroshi Yorifuji},
  journal={Journal of cell science},
  year={2008},
  volume={121 Pt 12},
  pages={2062-74}
}
In skeletal muscles, the sarcolemma is possibly stabilized and protected against contraction-imposed stress by intermediate filaments (IFs) tethered to costameric sarcolemma. Although there is emerging evidence that plectin links IFs to costameres through dystrophin-glycoprotein complexes (DGC), the molecular organization from plectin to costameres still remains unclear. Here, we show that plectin 1, a plectin isoform expressed in skeletal muscle, can interact with beta-synemin, actin and a DGC… CONTINUE READING
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