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Bulky tether proteins aid membrane fusion

Nature volume 551, pages 576577 (30 November 2017) | Download Citation

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The energy source that drives vesicle fusion with a target organelle in vivo has been unclear. It emerges that proteins that tether fusing structures together also decrease the energy needed for the final fusion step. See Letter p.634

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  1. Anne Spang is in the Biozentrum, University of Basel, 4056 Basel, Switzerland.

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