The F-BAR protein Rapostlin regulates dendritic spine formation in hippocampal neurons.

@article{Wakita2011TheFP,
  title={The F-BAR protein Rapostlin regulates dendritic spine formation in hippocampal neurons.},
  author={Yohei Wakita and Tetsuhiro Kakimoto and Hironori Katoh and Manabu Negishi},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={2011},
  volume={286 37},
  pages={32672-83}
}
Pombe Cdc15 homology proteins, characterized by Fer/CIP4 homology Bin-Amphiphysin-Rvs/extended Fer/CIP4 homology (F-BAR/EFC) domains with membrane invaginating property, play critical roles in a variety of membrane reorganization processes. Among them, Rapostlin/formin-binding protein 17 (FBP17) has attracted increasing attention as a critical coordinator of endocytosis. Here we found that Rapostlin was expressed in the developing rat brain, including the hippocampus, in late developmental… CONTINUE READING