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Post-translational protein modifications are integral components of signalling cascades that enable cells to efficiently, rapidly and reversibly respond to extracellular stimuli. These modifications have crucial roles in the CNS, where the communication between neurons is particularly complex. SUMOylation is a post-translational modification in which a member of the small ubiquitin-like modifier (SUMO) family of proteins is conjugated to lysine residues in target proteins. It is well established that SUMOylation controls many aspects of nuclear function, but it is now clear that it is also a key determinant in many extranuclear neuronal processes, and it has also been implicated in a wide range of neuropathological conditions.
|Translated title of the contribution||Emerging extranuclear roles of protein SUMOylation in neuronal function and dysfunction|
|Pages (from-to)||948 - 959|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Nature Reviews Neuroscience|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2007|
Bibliographical notePublisher: Nature Publishing Group