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Crosstalk and Integration of Membrane Trafficking Pathways

Edited by Roberto Weigert

National Institutes of Health, United States of America

Membrane traffic is a broad field that studies the complex exchange of membranes that occurs inside the cell. Protein, lipids and other molecules traffic among intracellular organelles, and are delivered to, or transported from the cell surface by virtue of membranous carriers generally referred as "transport intermediates". These carriers have different shapes and sizes, and their biogenesis, modality of transport, and delivery to the final destination are regulated by a multitude of very complex molecular machineries. A concept that has clearly emerged in the last decade is that each membrane pathway does not represent a close system, but is fully integrated with all the other trafficking pathways. The aim of this book is to provide a general overview of the extent of this crosstalk.

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Crosstalk and Integration of Membrane Trafficking PathwaysEdited by Roberto Weigert

Published: April 11th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1233

ISBN: 978-953-51-0515-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5272-9

Copyright year: 2012

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23770 Total Chapter Downloads

10 Crossref Citations

14 Web of Science Citations

18 Dimensions Citations


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1. Semi-Intact Cell Systems - Application to the Analysis of Membrane Trafficking Between the Endoplasmic Reticulum and the Golgi Apparatus and of Cell Cycle-Dependent Changes in the Morphology of These Organelles

By Masayuki Murata and Fumi Kano


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2. Mophogenesis and Dynamics of Post-Golgi Transport Carriers

By Roman S. Polishchuk and Elena V. Polishchuk


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3. Phosphatidylinositol Bisphosphate Mediated Sorting of Secretory Granule Cargo

By Douglas S. Darling, Srirangapatnam G. Venkatesh, Dipti Goyal and Anne L. Carenbauer


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4. Molecular Machinery Regulating Exocytosis

By T. Shandala, R. Kakavanos-Plew, Y.S. Ng, C. Bader, A. Sorvina, E.J. Parkinson-Lawrence, R.D. Brooks, G.N. Borlace, M.J. Prodoehl and D.A. Brooks


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5. At the Intersection of the Pathways for Exocytosis and Autophagy

By D.A. Brooks, C. Bader, Y.S. Ng, R.D. Brooks, G.N. Borlace and T. Shandala


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6. Peroxicretion, a Novel Tool for Engineering Membrane Trafficking

By Cees M.J. Sagt


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7. Endocytosis and Exocytosis in Signal Transduction and in Cell Migration

By Guido Serini, Sara Sigismund and Letizia Lanzetti


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8. Making the Final Cut - The Role of Endosomes During Mitotic Cell Division

By Rytis Prekeris


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9. Enzymology and Regulation of ArfGAPs and ArfGEFs

By Peng Zhai, Xiaoying Jian, Ruibai Luo and Paul A. Randazzo


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10. Metal Ion Homeostasis Mediated by NRAMP Transporters in Plant Cells - Focused on Increased Resistance to Iron and Cadmium Ion

By Toshio Sano, Toshihiro Yoshihara, Koichi Handa, Masa H. Sato, Toshiyuki Nagata and Seiichiro Hasezawa


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11. Analysis of SNARE-Mediated Exocytosis Using a Cell Fusion Assay

By Chuan Hu, Nazarul Hasan and Krista Riggs


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