Cellular functions of NSF: not just SNAPs and SNAREs.

TitleCellular functions of NSF: not just SNAPs and SNAREs.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
JournalFEBS letters
Date Published2007 May 22
AbstractN-ethylmaleimide sensitive factor (NSF) is an ATPases associated with various cellular activities protein (AAA), broadly required for intracellular membrane fusion. NSF functions as a SNAP receptor (SNARE) chaperone which binds, through soluble NSF attachment proteins (SNAPs), to SNARE complexes and utilizes the energy of ATP hydrolysis to disassemble them thus facilitating SNARE recycling. While this is a major function of NSF, it does seem to interact with other proteins, such as the AMPA receptor subunit, GluR2, and beta2-AR and is thought to affect their trafficking patterns. New data suggest that NSF may be regulated by transient post-translational modifications such as phosphorylation and nitrosylation. These new aspects of NSF function as well as its role in SNARE complex dynamics will be discussed.
PubMed Linkhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17397838?dopt=Abstract
Short TitleFEBS Lett