Palmitoylation, the attachment of palmitate and other fatty acids on to cysteine residues, is a common post-translational modification of both integral and peripheral membrane proteins. Dynamic palmitoylation controls the intracellular distribution of peripheral membrane proteins by regulating membrane–cytosol exchange and/or by modifying the flux of the proteins through vesicular transport systems.
Palmitoylation and the trafficking of peripheral membrane proteins
Luke H. Chamberlain, Kimon Lemonidis, Maria Sanchez-Perez, Martin W. Werno, Oforiwa A. Gorleku, Jennifer Greaves; Palmitoylation and the trafficking of peripheral membrane proteins. Biochem Soc Trans 1 February 2013; 41 (1): 62–66. doi: https://doi.org/10.1042/BST20120243
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