Setting the F-BAR: functions and regulation of the F-BAR protein family

Cell Cycle. 2010 Oct 15;9(20):4091-7. doi: 10.4161/cc.9.20.13587. Epub 2010 Oct 11.


F-BAR domain proteins serve as transient linkers between the cell cortex and the cytoskeleton in multiple biological contexts. Recent studies have detailed roles for this protein family in endocytosis, cytokinesis, neurotransmission, motility and cellular morphogenesis. Here, we review emerging functional information regarding the recently recognized F-BAR domain family and the regulatory mechanisms whereby F-BAR proteins are deployed in diverse processes.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Membrane / chemistry
  • Cell Membrane / ultrastructure
  • Cells, Cultured
  • Crystallography, X-Ray
  • Fungal Proteins / genetics
  • Fungal Proteins / metabolism
  • Humans
  • Protein Structure, Tertiary*
  • Proteins / chemistry*
  • Proteins / genetics


  • Fungal Proteins
  • Proteins