The role of a novel family of Golgi proteins in maintaining the structure and function of the trans-Golgi network

Grant number: DP0450848


The secretory pathway of eukaryotic cells is fundamental for proper cell growth. The Golgi apparatus is a key organelle of this pathway where newly made proteins are selectively packaged into membrane-bound transport vehicles and then shipped to their correct destination, such as the surface of the cell. This research aims to understand the mechanism by which these cargo-loaded transport vehicles are generated from the Golgi apparatus. This information is of fundamental importance in understanding how a cell survives and grows, and is necessary to allow a rational basis for the engineering of secreted recombinant molecules.