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Protein Secretory Pathways

  1. Mercedes Blázquez1,
  2. Kathleen IJ Shennan2

Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005723



How to Cite

Blázquez, M. and Shennan, K. I. 2006. Protein Secretory Pathways. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Instituto de Ciencias del Mar (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain

  2. 2

    University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2006


In many cells proteins can be secreted from particular sites of the membrane or in response to specific stimuli. The eukaryotic cell has developed mechanisms to ensure that proteins are targeted to the correct secretory pathway.


  • lipid rafts, secretory pathways;
  • sorting receptors;
  • sorting signals;
  • trans-Golgi network