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Signal Peptides

  1. Gunnar von Heijne

Published Online: 23 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005050

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How to Cite

von Heijne, G. 2005. Signal Peptides. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 SEP 2005

Abstract

Signal peptides are parts of polypeptide chains that are used as ‘address labels’ for sorting proteins to their correct subcellular destinations.

Keywords:

  • signal peptide;
  • protein sorting;
  • secretion;
  • targeting;
  • organelle