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Overview of attention for article published in Genome Biology (Online Edition), January 2007
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Genome Biology (Online Edition), January 2007
DOI 10.1186/gb-2007-8-2-206
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Yoko Shiraishi-Yamaguchi, Teiichi Furuichi


The Homer family of adaptor proteins consists of three members in mammals, and homologs are also known in other animals but not elsewhere. They are predominantly localized at the postsynaptic density in mammalian neurons and act as adaptor proteins for many postsynaptic density proteins. As a result of alternative splicing each member has several variants, which are classified primarily into the long and short forms. The long Homer forms are constitutively expressed and consist of two major domains: the amino-terminal target-binding domain, which includes an Enabled/vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein (Ena/VASP) homology 1 (EVH1) domain, and the carboxy-terminal self-assembly domain containing a coiled-coil structure and leucine zipper motif. Multimers of long Homer proteins, coupled through their carboxy-terminal domains, are thought to form protein clusters with other postsynaptic density proteins, which are bound through the amino-terminal domains. Such Homer-mediated clustering probably regulates or facilitates signal transduction or cross-talk between target proteins. The short Homer forms lack the carboxy-terminal domain; they are expressed in an activity-dependent manner as immediate-early gene products, possibly disrupting Homer clusters by competitive binding to target proteins. Homer proteins are also involved in diverse non-neural physiological functions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 2%
France 2 1%
Hungary 2 1%
Germany 2 1%
India 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 181 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 62 32%
Researcher 43 22%
Student > Bachelor 27 14%
Student > Master 19 10%
Professor 10 5%
Other 24 12%
Unknown 11 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 97 49%
Neuroscience 40 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 16 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 15 8%
Engineering 4 2%
Other 7 4%
Unknown 17 9%

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