Ras Multimers on the Membrane: Many Ways for a Heart-to-Heart Conversation

E. Sila Ozdemir, Anna M. Koester, Xiaolin Nan

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Abstract

Formation of Ras multimers, including dimers and nanoclusters, has emerged as an exciting, new front of research in the ‘old’ field of Ras biomedicine. With significant advances made in the past few years, we are beginning to understand the structure of Ras multimers and, albeit preliminary, mechanisms that regulate their formation in vitro and in cells. Here we aim to synthesize the knowledge accrued thus far on Ras multimers, particularly the presence of multiple globular (G-) domain interfaces, and discuss how membrane nanodomain composition and structure would influence Ras multimer formation. We end with some general thoughts on the potential implications of Ras multimers in basic and translational biology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number219
JournalGenes
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dimers
  • GTPase
  • Membrane proteins
  • Multimers
  • Nanoclusters
  • Nanodomains
  • Ras
  • Spatial regulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)

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