S-palmitoylation is a posttranslational modification that regulates membrane-protein interactions. However, palmitate is more than just a hydrophobic membrane anchor, as many different types of protein are palmitoylated, including transmembrane proteins. Indeed, there is now compelling evidence that palmitoylation plays a key role in regulating various aspects of protein sorting within the cell.
- Palmitic Acids
- Protein Processing, Post-Translational
- Protein Transport
- Journal Article
- Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't