The plant endoplasmic reticulum: a cell-wide web
Sparkes, Imogen A., Frigerio, Lorenzo, Tolley, Nicholas and Hawes, C. R. (2009) The plant endoplasmic reticulum: a cell-wide web. Biochemical Journal, Vol.423 (No.2). pp. 145-155. ISSN 0264-6021Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1042/BJ20091113
The ER (endoplasmic reticulum) in higher plants forms a pleomorphic web of membrane tubules and small cisternae that pervade the cytoplasm, but in particular form a polygonal network at the cortex of the cell which may be anchored to the plasma membrane. The network is associated with the actin cytoskeleton and demonstrates extensive mobility, which is most likely to be dependent on myosin motors. The ER is characterized by a number of domains which may be associated with specific functions such as protein storage, or with direct interaction with other organelles such as the Golgi apparatus, peroxisomes and plastids. In the present review we discuss the nature of the network, the role of shape-forming molecules such as the recently described reticulon family of proteins and the function of some of the major domains within the ER network.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Life Sciences (2010- ) > Biological Sciences ( -2010)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Biochemical Journal|
|Official Date:||15 October 2009|
|Number of Pages:||11|
|Page Range:||pp. 145-155|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Leverhulme Trust (LT), Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (Great Britain) (BBSRC), EU PharmaPlanta consortium|
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