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Septins

"Septins" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A family of GTP-binding proteins that were initially identified in YEASTS where they were shown to initiate the process of septation and bud formation. Septins form into hetero-oligomeric complexes that are comprised of several distinct septin subunits. These complexes can act as cytoskeletal elements that play important roles in CYTOKINESIS, cytoskeletal reorganization, BIOLOGICAL TRANSPORT, and membrane dynamics.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Septins" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Septins" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 32 publications over 18 distinct years, with a maximum of 5 publications in 2016
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