Authors:
C Ruhrberg, FM Watt
Journal name: 
Curr Opin Genet Dev
Citation info: 
7(3):392-397
Abstract: 
Desmoplakin, plectin, bullous pemphigoid antigen 1 and envoplakin are four sequence-related proteins--recently named the plakin family--that localize to intermediate filaments and filament attachment sites at the plasma membrane. New interest in the plakins has been stimulated by the discoveries that they can link different cytoskeletal elements together and that loss of plakin function can cause diseases of the skin and other tissues.
DOI: 
http://doi.org/10.1016/s0959-437x(97)80154-2
E-pub date: 
01 Jun 1997
Users with this publication listed: 
Fiona Watt