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Annual Plant Reviews, The Golgi Apparatus and the Plant Secretory Pathway. Volume 9

  • ID: 2182760
  • Book
  • May 2003
  • 280 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Annual Plant Reviews, Volume 9

The Golgi apparatus is at the fulcrum of secretory traffic, beginning at the endoplasmic reticulum and culminating at the cell surface or lytic/vacuolar compartments. Its major functions are protein glycosylation and polysaccharide synthesis, on one hand, and protein sorting on the other. With advances in our understanding of how the Golgi apparatus operates in plants, the possibility of manipulating the timing, type and site of delivery of secretory macromolecules is therefore becoming more and more feasible. This will be important not only for improving crop production, but also for increasing the use of plants as bioreactors for vaccines and other therapeutic agents.

This volume concentrates on the major developments of the last few years, drawing attention to the distinct differences between the plant and non-plant Golgi apparatus and highlighting unsolved problems. A chapter is included on the yeast Golgi apparatus.

This is a volume for researchers and professionals in plant cell biology, biochemistry, physiology and molecular biology.

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To stack or not to stack – the yeast Golgi apparatus; The Golgi apparatus in mammalian and higher plant cells – a comparison; How to make a vesicle – coat protein-membrane interactions; Endomembrane and cytoskeleton interrelationships in higher plants; Intra-Golgi transport – escalator or bucket brigade?; Retrograde transport from the Golgi; Protein modifications in the Golgi apparatus; Sorting of lytic enzymes in the plant Golgi apparatus; Sorting of storage proteins in the plant Golgi apparatus; Rab proteins and the plant Golgi apparatus; Glycosyltransferases in the plant Golgi; Perturbation of ER-Golgi vesicle trafficking; SNARE components and mechanisms of exocytosis in plants; Cytokinesis – membrane trafficking by default?; References; Index
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David G. Robinson University of Gottingen, West Germany.
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