PTRF triggers a cave in. Academic Article uri icon


  • Caveolae are small membrane invaginations important for cell signaling that are characterized by the presence of caveolin proteins. Hill et al. (2008) have now identified PTRF as a new constituent of the caveolar coat. In the absence of PTRF, caveolae flatten and caveolin-1 is released into the cell membrane, where it is rapidly internalized and degraded.

publication date

  • January 11, 2008

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