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The Rabs: A family at the root of metazoan evolution

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, August 2012
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (89th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (60th percentile)

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Title
The Rabs: A family at the root of metazoan evolution
Published in
BMC Biology, August 2012
DOI 10.1186/1741-7007-10-68
Pubmed ID
Authors

Harald Stenmark

Abstract

Eukaryotic cells are distinguished by their compartmentalization into membrane-enclosed organelles that exchange membranes and content in a highly ordered manner. Central in defining membrane identity are the Rabs, a large family of small GTPases that localize to distinct membranes and recruit specific regulators of membrane traffic. Two recent papers, including one by Klöpper et al. in BMC Biology, present phylogenomic evidence that the Rab repertoire was established very early in eukaryotic evolution, and correlates with interspecies variations in organelles.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 3 4%
United Kingdom 2 3%
Germany 1 1%
China 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Unknown 60 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 16 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 10%
Professor 5 7%
Student > Bachelor 5 7%
Other 18 26%
Unknown 7 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 41 60%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 12 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 3%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 1 1%
Neuroscience 1 1%
Other 2 3%
Unknown 9 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 November 2013.
All research outputs
#1,275,722
of 12,434,464 outputs
Outputs from BMC Biology
#440
of 1,118 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#12,752
of 122,266 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Biology
#6
of 15 outputs
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