Semin Cell Dev Biol 2017 Jun 13. Epub 2017 Jun 13.
Laboratory for Bone Metabolism, Key Laboratory for Space Bioscience and Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710072, PR China; Shenzhen Research Institution of Northwestern Polytechnical University, Shenzhen, 518057, PR China; Northwestern Polytechnical University-Hong Kong Baptist University Joint Research Centre for Translational Medicine on Musculoskeletal Health in Space, Xi'an, 710072, PR China. Electronic address:
Spectraplakins are multifunctional cytoskeletal linker proteins that act as important communicators, connecting cytoskeletal components with each other and to cellular junctions. Bullous pemphigoid antigen 1 (BPAG1)/dystonin is a member of spectraplakin family and expressed in various tissues. Alternative splicing of BPAG1 gene produces various isoforms with unique structure and domains. Read More