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Powering membrane traffic in endocytosis and recycling

Published inNature reviews. Molecular cell biology, vol. 7, no. 12, p. 897-908
Publication date2006
Abstract

Early in evolution, the diversification of membrane-bound compartments that characterize eukaryotic cells was accompanied by the elaboration of molecular machineries that mediate intercompartmental communication and deliver materials to specific destinations. Molecular motors that move on tracks of actin filaments or microtubules mediate the movement of organelles and transport between compartments. The subjects of this review are the motors that power the transport steps along the endocytic and recycling pathways, their modes of attachment to cargo and their regulation.

Keywords
  • Actin Cytoskeleton/metabolism
  • Animals
  • Cell Membrane/metabolism
  • Endocytosis
  • Endosomes/metabolism
  • Humans
  • Intracellular Membranes/metabolism
  • Microtubules/metabolism
  • Molecular Motor Proteins/chemistry/metabolism
  • Organelles/metabolism
  • Protein Transport
Citation (ISO format)
SOLDATI, Thierry, SCHLIWA, Manfred. Powering membrane traffic in endocytosis and recycling. In: Nature reviews. Molecular cell biology, 2006, vol. 7, n° 12, p. 897–908. doi: 10.1038/nrm2060
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