EH proteins: multivalent regulators of endocytosis (and other pathways)

Cell Biochem Biophys. 2004;41(2):295-318. doi: 10.1385/CBB:41:2:295.


Endocytosis is a protein and lipid-trafficking pathway that occurs in all eukaryotic cells. It involves the internalization of plasma membrane proteins and lipids into the cell and the subsequent degradation of proteins in the lysosome or the recycling of proteins and lipids back to the plasma membrane. Over the past decade, studies in yeast and mammalian cells have revealed endocytosis to be a very complex molecular process that depends on regulated interactions between a variety of proteins and lipids. The Eps15 homology (EH) domain is a conserved, modular protein-interaction domain found in several endocytosis proteins. EH proteins can function as key regulators of endocytosis through their ability to interact with many of the other proteins involved in this process.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biological Transport
  • Biophysics / methods
  • Clathrin / chemistry
  • Endocytosis*
  • Gene Expression Regulation*
  • Humans
  • Lipids / chemistry
  • Models, Biological
  • Protein Binding
  • Protein Conformation
  • Protein Structure, Tertiary
  • Proteins / chemistry
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae / metabolism


  • Clathrin
  • Lipids
  • Proteins