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Membrane fission occurs in eukaryotic cells whenever a vesicle is produced or a larger subcellular compartment is divided into smaller discrete units. Recent evidence suggests this fission event is promoted by enzymes that generate phosphatidic acid and thereby cause a distortion of the lipid bilayer.


Journal article


Curr Biol

Publication Date





R141 - R144


Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing, Animals, Arachidonic Acid, Carrier Proteins, Intracellular Membranes, Lysophospholipids, Membrane Fusion, Palmitic Acid, Transcription Factors, src Homology Domains