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Exocytosis

   Copyright 2004 by Alberts, Bray, Johnson, Lewis, Raff, Roberts, Walter.
Garland Publishing: Taylor Francis Group.

Exocytosis


In secretory cells, the regulated and constitutive pathways of exocytosis diverge in the trans Golgi network. Many soluble proteins are continually secreted from the cell by the constitutive secretory pathway, which operates in all cells. This pathway also continually supplies the plasma membrane with newly synthesized lipids and proteins. Specialized secretory cells have, in addition, a regulated exocytosis pathway, by which selected proteins in the trans Golgi network are diverted into secretory vesicles, where the proteins are concentrated and stored until an extracellular signal stimulates their secretion. It is unclear how aggregates of secretory proteins are segregated into secretory vesicles. Secretory vesicles have unique proteins in their membranes; perhaps some of these proteins act as receptors for secretory protein aggregates in the trans Golgi network.  Fair Use and Copyright info

 
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