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Abstract

Abstract

Phosphoinositide phosphates (PIPs) correspond to phosphorylated derivatives of phosphatidylinositol (PI). Despite their relatively low abundance in the plasma membrane, PIPs play a crucial role as precursors of second messengers and are themselves important signaling and targeting molecules. Indeed, modulation of levels of PIPs affects, for example, cortical actin organization, membrane dynamics, and cell migration. The focus of this review is on selected interesting targets of PIPs. Those proteins that bind PIPs and are involved in regulation of actin assembly, actin membrane linkage, and actin contractility are discussed, as well as those that are involved in signaling, such as small GTPases, protein kinases, and phosphatases, or in regulation of membrane dynamics.

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2005-11-10
2024-04-18
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