How are peroxisomes formed? The role of the endoplasmic reticulum and peroxins.

Mullen RT, Flynn CR, Trelease RN
Trends Plant Sci. 2001 6 (6): 256-61

PMID: 11378467 · DOI:10.1016/s1360-1385(01)01951-3

Recent data from studies of peroxisome assembly and the subcellular sorting of peroxisomal matrix and membrane proteins have led to an expansion of the 'growth and division' and 'endoplasmic reticulum-vesiculation' models of peroxisome biogenesis into a more flexible, unified model. Within this context, we discuss the proposed role for the endoplasmic reticulum in the formation of preperoxisomes and the potential for 15 Arabidopsis peroxin homologs to function in the biogenesis of peroxisomes in plant cells.

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Ascorbate Peroxidases Biological Transport Endoplasmic Reticulum Genes, Plant Membrane Proteins Models, Biological Peroxidases Peroxisomal Targeting Signal 2 Receptor Peroxisome-Targeting Signal 1 Receptor Peroxisomes Plant Proteins Plants Receptors, Cytoplasmic and Nuclear Sequence Homology Signal Transduction Yeasts

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