Regulated intramembrane proteolysis: signaling pathways and biological functions.


Intramembrane cleavage of transmembrane proteins is a fundamental cellular process. Several enzymes capable of releasing domains of integral membrane proteins have been described. Transmembrane protein proteolytic cleavage is regulated and involved not only in degrading membrane spanning segments but also in generating messengers that elicit biological responses. This review examines the role of the released functional protein domain in signaling mechanisms regulating an array of cellular and physiological processes.

DOI: 10.1152/physiol.00028.2010

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@article{Lal2011RegulatedIP, title={Regulated intramembrane proteolysis: signaling pathways and biological functions.}, author={Mark A Lal and Michael J . Caplan}, journal={Physiology}, year={2011}, volume={26 1}, pages={34-44} }