Encyclopedia of Molecular Pharmacology

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Adaptor Proteins

  • Andrew C. Hedman
  • David B. SacksEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-21573-6_265-1
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Definition

Adaptor proteins are multi-domain proteins (Fig. 1) that interact with components of signaling pathways. As a consequence of these interactions, adaptor proteins are able to regulate signaling events within the cell, providing spatiotemporal control and specificity and influencing how a cell responds to a particular stimulus.
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Laboratory MedicineNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA