Vesicle budding on Golgi membranes: regulation by G proteins and myosin motors

Stow, Jennifer L., and Heimann, Kirsten (1998) Vesicle budding on Golgi membranes: regulation by G proteins and myosin motors. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 1404 (1-2). pp. 161-171.

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Abstract

One of the main functions of the Golgi complex is to generate transport vesicles for the post-Golgi trafficking of proteins in secretory pathways. Many different populations of vesicles are distinguished by unique sets of structural and regulatory proteins which participate in vesicle budding and fusion. Monomeric and heterotrimeric G proteins regulate vesicle budding and secretory traffic into and out of the Golgi complex. An inventory of G protein α subunits associated with Golgi membranes highlights their diverse involvement and potential for coupling Golgi trafficking, through various signal transduction pathways, to cell growth or other more specialized cell functions. Cytoskeletal proteins are now also known to associate specifically with the Golgi complex and Golgi-derived vesicles. Amongst these, conventional and unconventional myosins are recruited to vesicle membranes. Several roles in vesicle budding and vesicle trafficking can be proposed for these actin-based motors.

Item ID: 1934
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: G protein, membrane binding, constitutive secretion, transport vesicle, myosin II
ISSN: 0006-3002
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2008
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0601 Biochemistry and Cell Biology @ 0%
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