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SNARE Proteins

A superfamily of small proteins which are involved in the MEMBRANE FUSION events, intracellular protein trafficking and secretory processes. They share a homologous SNARE motif. The SNARE proteins are divided into subfamilies: QA-SNARES; QB-SNARES; QC-SNARES; and R-SNARES. The formation of a SNARE complex (composed of one each of the four different types SNARE domains (Qa, Qb, Qc, and R)) mediates MEMBRANE FUSION. Following membrane fusion SNARE complexes are dissociated by the NSFs (N-ETHYLMALEIMIDE-SENSITIVE FACTORS), in conjunction with SOLUBLE NSF ATTACHMENT PROTEIN, i.e., SNAPs (no relation to SNAP 25.)

Year introduced: 2006 (1995)

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Tree Number(s): D12.776.543.512.249, D12.776.543.990.775

MeSH Unique ID: D050600

Entry Terms:

  • Receptor, SNAP
  • SNAP Receptor
  • SNARE
  • SNAREs
  • Soluble N-ethylmaleimide-Sensitive-Factor Attachment Protein Receptor
  • Soluble N ethylmaleimide Sensitive Factor Attachment Protein Receptor
  • NSF Attachment Protein Receptor
  • SNAP Receptors
  • Target Membrane SNARE Proteins
  • Target SNARE Proteins
  • SNARE Proteins, Target
  • tSNAREs
  • t-SNARE
  • Vesicle SNARE Proteins
  • SNARE Proteins, Vesicle
  • v-SNAREs
  • v SNAREs
  • Vesicular SNARE Proteins
  • SNARE Proteins, Vesicular
  • v-SNARE

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