Cell adhesion: a FERM grasp of membrane dynamics

Curr Biol. 2003 Feb 4;13(3):R94-5. doi: 10.1016/s0960-9822(03)00035-6.


Two recent papers provide the first evidence for a common mechanism of targeting and activation of an enzyme that is important in the rapid regulation of both focal adhesion assembly during cell migration and synaptic vesicle recycling at nerve terminals.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Cell Adhesion / physiology*
  • Cell Membrane / metabolism*
  • Models, Molecular
  • Phosphotransferases (Alcohol Group Acceptor) / genetics
  • Phosphotransferases (Alcohol Group Acceptor) / metabolism
  • Protein Structure, Tertiary*
  • Sequence Alignment
  • Talin / genetics
  • Talin / metabolism


  • Talin
  • Phosphotransferases (Alcohol Group Acceptor)