Camblor-Perujo, Santiago ORCID: 0000-0003-3345-428X and Kononenko, Natalia L. . Brain-specific functions of the endocytic machinery. FEBS J.. HOBOKEN: WILEY. ISSN 1742-4658

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Endocytosis is an essential cellular process required for multiple physiological functions, including communication with the extracellular environment, nutrient uptake, and signaling by the cell surface receptors. In a broad sense, endocytosis is accomplished through either constitutive or ligand-induced invagination of the plasma membrane, which results in the formation of the plasma membrane-retrieved endocytic vesicles, which can either be sent for degradation to the lysosomes or recycled back to the PM. This additional function of endocytosis in membrane retrieval has been adopted by excitable cells, such as neurons, for membrane equilibrium maintenance at synapses. The last two decades were especially productive with respect to the identification of brain-specific functions of the endocytic machinery, which additionally include but not limited to regulation of neuronal differentiation and migration, maintenance of neuron morphology and synaptic plasticity, and prevention of neurotoxic aggregates spreading. In this review, we highlight the current knowledge of brain-specific functions of endocytic machinery with a specific focus on three brain cell types, neuronal progenitor cells, neurons, and glial cells.

Item Type: Journal Article
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URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-565640
DOI: 10.1111/febs.15897
Journal or Publication Title: FEBS J.
Publisher: WILEY
Place of Publication: HOBOKEN
ISSN: 1742-4658
Language: English
Faculty: Unspecified
Divisions: Unspecified
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Biochemistry & Molecular BiologyMultiple languages


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