Activity-dependent membrane sculpting deficits in TAOK1-linked neurodevelopmental diseaseMore about Open Access at the Crick
Authors listMarisol Sampedro Castaneda Sila Ultanir
A recent study by Beeman et al. exploring disease-related missense mutations in TAOK1 revealed a self-regulating association of the kinase with the plasma membrane that is critical for neuronal morphogenesis. Using a combination of in vitro approaches and elegant in silico modeling, the authors describe an aberrant membrane protrusions phenotype in kinase-deficient mutants reminiscent of TAOK2's indirect regulation of neuronal morphology, thus providing a converging patho-mechanism across several neurodevelopmental disorders.
Journal Trends in Neurosciences
Issue number 8