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Annu Rev Cell Dev Biol. 1996;12:441-61.

Transport vesicle docking: SNAREs and associates.

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Department of Biochemistry, Stanford University School of Medicine, California 94305-5307, USA.


Proteins that function in transport vesicle docking are being identified at a rapid rate. So-called v- and t-SNAREs form the core of a vesicle docking complex. Additional accessory proteins are required to protect SNAREs from promiscuous binding and to deprotect SNAREs under conditions in which transport vesicle docking should occur. Because access to SNAREs must be regulated, other proteins must also contain specificity determinants to accomplish delivery of transport vesicles to their distinct and specific membrane targets.

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