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Peroxisome assembly in yeast

Veenhuis, M., Kiel, JAKW. & Van der Klei, IJ., 1-Jun-2003, In : Microscopy Research and Technique. 61, 2, p. 139-150 12 p.

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Peroxisomes are essential organelles that may be involved in various functions, dependent on organism, cell type, developmental stage of the cell, and the environment. Until recently, peroxisomes were viewed as a class of static organelles that developed by growth and fission from pre-existing organelles. Recent observations have challenged this view by providing evidence that peroxisomes may be part of the endomembrane system and constitute a highly dynamic population of organelles that arises and is removed upon environmental demands. Additionally, evidence is now accumulating that peroxisomes may arise by alternative methods. This review summarizes relevant recent data on this subject. In addition, the progress in the understanding of the principles of the peroxisomal matrix protein import machinery is discussed. (C) 2003 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-150
Number of pages12
JournalMicroscopy Research and Technique
Volume61
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1-Jun-2003

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  • yeast, peroxisome biogenesis, PEX genes, protein translocation, MATRIX PROTEIN IMPORT, TARGETING SIGNAL-RECEPTOR, UBIQUITIN-CONJUGATING ENZYME, TETRATRICOPEPTIDE REPEAT-DOMAIN, CHAIN FATTY-ACID, HANSENULA-POLYMORPHA, SACCHAROMYCES-CEREVISIAE, MEMBRANE-PROTEIN, PICHIA-PASTORIS, YARROWIA-LIPOLYTICA

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