PerspectiveCell Biology

Fusion Without SNAREs?

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Science  02 Nov 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5544, pp. 1015-1016
DOI: 10.1126/science.1066728

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Highly orchestrated molecular rearrangements are required for two membranes to fuse, as happens, for example, during neurotransmitter release into the synapse. In an elegant Perspective, Scales et al. discuss two studies ( Schoch et al., Wang et al.) that shed new light on the protein interactions involved in membrane fusion.