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Trends Cell Biol. 1998 Jan;8(1):11-5.

Localization of proteins to the Golgi apparatus.

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MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK.


For the Golgi apparatus to perform its various unique roles it must maintain a population of resident proteins. These residents include the enzymes that modify the proteins and lipids passing through the Golgi, as well as the proteins involved in vesicle formation and protein sorting. For several of these residents, it has been possible to identify regions that are crucial for specifying a Golgi localization. Consideration of how these targeting domains could function has provided insights into the organization of the Golgi and its protein and lipid content.

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