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Trends Cell Biol. 1999 Mar;9(3):96-102.

Functional diversity in the dynamin family.

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Dept of Biological Chemistry, UCLA School of Medicine 90095-1737, USA.


The function of the GTPase dynamin has been discussed for several years. It clearly plays a role in vesicle budding, but, despite recent insights, precisely how it functions in this process is still a matter of debate. In addition, it is now clear that dynamin is a member of a large protein family, present in a variety of cellular locations where members apparently perform a range of functions. This article describes current understanding of the structure and function of the various dynamin family members.

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