The F-BAR (FES-CIP4 Homology and Bin/Amphiphysin/Rvs) domain of Formin Binding Protein 17
F-BAR domains are dimerization modules that bind and bend membranes and are found in proteins involved in membrane dynamics and actin reorganization. Formin Binding Protein 17 (FBP17), also called FormiN Binding Protein 1 (FNBP1), is involved in dynamin-mediated endocytosis. It is recruited to clathrin-coated pits late in the endocytosis process and may play a role in the invagination and scission steps. FBP17 binds in vivo to tankyrase, a protein involved in telomere maintenance and mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling. F-BAR domains form banana-shaped dimers with a positively-charged concave surface that binds to negatively-charged lipid membranes. They can induce membrane deformation in the form of long tubules.