Journal article

Trafficking and localisation of resident Golgi glycosylation enzymes

AS Opat, C van Vliet, PA Gleeson

BIOCHIMIE | ELSEVIER FRANCE-EDITIONS SCIENTIFIQUES MEDICALES ELSEVIER | Published : 2001

Abstract

The localisation of glycosylation enzymes within the Golgi apparatus is fundamental to the regulation of glycoprotein and glycolipid biosynthesis. Regions responsible for specifying Golgi localisation have been identified in numerous Golgi resident enzymes. The transmembrane domain of Golgi glycosyltransferases provides a dominant localisation signal and in many cases there are also major contributions from the lumenal domain. The mechanism by which these targeting domains function in maintaining an asymmetric distribution of Golgi resident glycosylation enzymes has been intensely debated in recent years. It is now clear that the targeting of Golgi resident enzymes is intimately associated w..

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