How dynamin mediates membrane constriction and scission

27 agosto 2015

Cells continually form membrane vesicles that are released into the cell. If this vital process is disturbed, nerve cells, for example, cannot communicate with each other. The protein molecule dynamin is essential for the regulated formation and release of many vesicles. Scientists have now elucidated this process and demonstrated how specific mutations impair the function of dynamin in disease.