The postsynaptic spectrin/4.1 membrane protein "accumulation machine".

  title={The postsynaptic spectrin/4.1 membrane protein "accumulation machine".},
  author={Anthony J. Baines and Lisa Keating and Gareth W. Phillips and Catherine Scott},
  journal={Cellular & molecular biology letters},
  volume={6 3},
An important aspect of the function of the membrane-associated cytoskeleton has been suggested to be to trap and retain selected transmembrane proteins at points on the cell surface specified by cell adhesion molecules. In the process, cell adhesion molecules are cross-linked to each other, and so junctional complexes are strengthened. In this short review, we will discuss recent advances in understanding the role of this "accumulation machine" in postsynaptic structures. Function in the brain… CONTINUE READING


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