Sorting nexins and their role in endosomal trafficking

Grant number: 299851

Abstract

Cells are able to internalise molecules via membrane-bound vesicles, a process known as endocytosis. Endocytosis is fundamental for many cellular processes, including receptor signalling, uptake of many essential nutrients and the ability to mount an effective lymphocyte response to foreign antigens. Once internalised, cargo is then sorted to different intracellular destinations of the endosomal transport system. The ultimate destination depends on the particular cargo molecule. The importance of the endosomal transport system is also highlighted by the discovery that many human diseases, including various cancers, lysosomal storage diseases and hypercholesterolemia, are linked to defects in..

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