Document Detail


Caveolae as plasma membrane sensors, protectors and organizers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23340574     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Caveolae are submicroscopic, plasma membrane pits that are abundant in many mammalian cell types. The past few years have seen a quantum leap in our understanding of the formation, dynamics and functions of these enigmatic structures. Caveolae have now emerged as vital plasma membrane sensors that can respond to plasma membrane stresses and remodel the extracellular environment. Caveolae at the plasma membrane can be removed by endocytosis to regulate their surface density or can be disassembled and their structural components degraded. Coat proteins, called cavins, work together with caveolins to regulate the formation of caveolae but also have the potential to dynamically transmit signals that originate in caveolae to various cellular destinations. The importance of caveolae as protective elements in the plasma membrane, and as membrane organizers and sensors, is highlighted by links between caveolae dysfunction and human diseases, including muscular dystrophies and cancer.
Authors:
Robert G Parton; Miguel A Del Pozo
Related Documents :
24269464 - Subretinal neovascular membrane in angioid streaks treated with intravitreal bevacizumab.
23010924 - Hiv-1 gag protein can sense the cholesterol and acyl chain environment in model membranes.
23003994 - Cholesterol mediates membrane curvature during fusion events.
24629664 - Monitoring thylakoid ultrastructural changes in vivo using small-angle neutron scatter...
22057564 - Fluorescence measurement of mitochondrial membrane potential changes in cultured cells.
7407174 - The effect of ddt on k+ transport in mouse liver mitochondria.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nature reviews. Molecular cell biology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1471-0080     ISO Abbreviation:  Nat. Rev. Mol. Cell Biol.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100962782     Medline TA:  Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  98-112     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Institute for Molecular Bioscience and Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Etiology of Empyema Thoracis and Parapneumonic Pleural Effusion in Taiwanese Children and Adolescent...
Next Document:  Beyond a pedagogical tool: 30 years of Molecular Biology of the Cell.