The function of intracellular transglutaminases remains to be clarified. In fibroblasts the links between the activity of this enzyme and receptor-mediated endocytosis are complex and open to interpretation. However, the issue cannot be firmly laid to rest until the structural specificity of the alkylamine inhibitors of endocytosis is explained. In macrophages, there is substantial evidence that the enzyme plays some role in receptor-mediated phagocytosis, but what this role is and how it might relate to endocytosis in other types of cells is at present an unresolved issue.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Molecular and cellular biochemistry|
|State||Published - Mar 1 1984|