The GTP-Binding Protein Septin 7 Is Critical for Dendrite Branching and Dendritic-Spine Morphology

@article{Xie2007TheGP,
  title={The GTP-Binding Protein Septin 7 Is Critical for Dendrite Branching and Dendritic-Spine Morphology},
  author={Yunli Xie and John P. Vessey and Anetta Konecna and R. J. Dahm and Paolo Macchi and Michael A Kiebler},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={17},
  pages={1746-1751}
}
Septins, a highly conserved family of GTP-binding proteins, were originally identified in a genetic screen for S. cerevisiae mutants defective in cytokinesis [1, 2]. In yeast, septins maintain the compartmentalization of the yeast plasma membrane during cell division by forming rings at the cortex of the bud neck, and these rings establish a lateral diffusion barrier. In contrast, very little is known about the functions of septins in mammalian cells [3, 4] including postmitotic neurons [5-7… CONTINUE READING

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