Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
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How to Cite
Yoneda, Y. 2006. Protein Transport. eLS. .
- Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
In order for cells to function, proteins are selectively sorted and precisely transported to their destinations after synthesis on ribosomes in the cytoplasm. Proteins contain signals for targeting and cells contain the appropriate machinery to allow the recognition of the signals and the targeting of each protein to its destination.
- targeting signal;
- nucelocytoplasmic transport;
- vesicular transport;
- membrane translocation