The lipid-binding SEC14 domain

Biochim Biophys Acta. 2007 Jun;1771(6):719-26. doi: 10.1016/j.bbalip.2007.02.010. Epub 2007 Mar 3.


Protein-lipid interactions are important for protein targeting, signal transduction, lipid transport, lipid biosynthesis, lipid metabolism, and the maintenance of cellular compartments and membranes. Specific lipid-binding protein domains, such as PH, FYVE, PX, PHD, C2 and SEC14 homology domains, mediate interactions between proteins and specific phospholipids. Here we review the published literature, plus some of our most recent unpublished findings, regarding the biology of the SEC14 domain, also known as CRAL_TRIO domain.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Motifs
  • Animals
  • Biological Transport
  • Carrier Proteins / metabolism*
  • Humans
  • Membrane Lipids / metabolism*
  • Models, Molecular
  • Phosphatidylinositols / metabolism
  • Phospholipid Transfer Proteins / metabolism*
  • Protein Binding
  • Protein Structure, Tertiary*
  • Rats
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins / metabolism*
  • Signal Transduction / physiology
  • Structure-Activity Relationship


  • Carrier Proteins
  • Membrane Lipids
  • Phosphatidylinositols
  • Phospholipid Transfer Proteins
  • SEC14 protein, S cerevisiae
  • SEC14L1 protein, human
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins
  • Sec14p-like phosphoinositide-binding p45 protein, rat