Molecular links between the cytoskeleton and membranes

Curr Opin Cell Biol. 1991 Feb;3(1):120-6. doi: 10.1016/0955-0674(91)90174-w.


This review covers recent advances in non-erythroid spectrin re-distributions during development, structural motifs recently discovered in ankyrin, band 4.2, band 4.1, ezrin, talin, and myosin I, and our present understanding of actin-membrane interactions at focal adhesions and in liver, platelet, and Dictyostelium discoideum plasma membranes.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Actins / metabolism
  • Animals
  • Cell Membrane / metabolism*
  • Cytoskeletal Proteins / metabolism*
  • Cytoskeleton / metabolism*
  • Humans
  • Protein Binding
  • Spectrin / metabolism


  • Actins
  • Cytoskeletal Proteins
  • Spectrin