Eisosome-driven plasma membrane organization is mediated by BAR domains

Natasza E. Ziółkowska, Lena Karotki, Michael Rehman, Juha T. Huiskonen, Tobias C. Walther

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Plasma membranes are organized into domains of different protein and lipid composition. Eisosomes are key complexes for yeast plasma membrane organization, containing primarily Pil1 and Lsp1. Here we show that both proteins consist mostly of a banana-shaped BAR domain common to membrane sculpting proteins, most similar to the ones of amphiphysin, arfaptin 2 and endophilin 2. Our data reveal a previously unrecognized family of BAR-domain proteins involved in plasma membrane organization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)854-856
Number of pages3
JournalNature Structural and Molecular Biology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Structural Biology
  • Molecular Biology

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Ziółkowska, N. E., Karotki, L., Rehman, M., Huiskonen, J. T., & Walther, T. C. (2011). Eisosome-driven plasma membrane organization is mediated by BAR domains. Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, 18(7), 854-856. https://doi.org/10.1038/nsmb.2080