Synaptic PDZ domain-containing proteins

Neurosci Res. 1998 Sep;32(1):1-7. doi: 10.1016/s0168-0102(98)00069-8.

Abstract

Synaptic junctions accumulate various molecules involved in neurotransmissions and synaptic plasticity. The proper organizations of these molecules at synaptic junctions sustain the interneuronal signal transmissions and the subsequent signal cascades underling learning and memory. Recent studies have revealed that a protein-interacting module named a PDZ domain plays important roles in the interactions among the components of synaptic junctions. In this article, we summarize synaptic PDZ domain-containing proteins and discussed their functions.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing
  • Animals
  • Calcium-Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinases*
  • Carrier Proteins / physiology
  • Drosophila Proteins*
  • Eye Proteins / physiology
  • Guanylate Kinases
  • Homer Scaffolding Proteins
  • Humans
  • Intracellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins
  • Membrane Proteins
  • Nerve Tissue Proteins / physiology
  • Neuronal Plasticity / physiology*
  • Neuropeptides / physiology
  • Nitric Oxide Synthase / physiology
  • Nitric Oxide Synthase Type I
  • Nucleoside-Phosphate Kinase / physiology
  • Synapses / chemistry*
  • Synapses / enzymology
  • Synaptic Transmission / physiology*

Substances

  • Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing
  • Carrier Proteins
  • Drosophila Proteins
  • Eye Proteins
  • GRIP1 protein, human
  • Grip protein, Drosophila
  • Grip1 protein, rat
  • Homer Scaffolding Proteins
  • Intracellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins
  • Magi2 protein, rat
  • Membrane Proteins
  • Nerve Tissue Proteins
  • Neuropeptides
  • inaD protein, Drosophila
  • postsynaptic density proteins
  • NOS1 protein, human
  • Nitric Oxide Synthase
  • Nitric Oxide Synthase Type I
  • CASK kinases
  • Calcium-Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinases
  • Nucleoside-Phosphate Kinase
  • Guanylate Kinases