Inverse (I)-BAR, also known as the IRSp53/MIM homology Domain (IMD), of Brain-specific Angiogenesis Inhibitor 1-Associated Protein 2-Like 2
The IMD domain, also called Inverse-Bin/Amphiphysin/Rvs (I-BAR) domain, is a dimerization and lipid-binding module that bends membranes and induces membrane protrusions. This group is composed of uncharacterized proteins known as BAIAP2L2 (Brain-specific Angiogenesis Inhibitor 1-Associated Protein 2-Like 2). They contain an N-terminal IMD, an SH3 domain, and a WASP homology 2 (WH2) actin-binding motif at the C-terminus. The related proteins, BAIAP2L1 and IRSp53, function as regulators of membrane dynamics and the actin cytoskeleton. The IMD domain binds and bundles actin filaments, binds membranes and produces membrane protrusions, and interacts with the small GTPase Rac.