Unique features of the plant vacuolar sorting machinery

Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2000 Aug;12(4):491-5. doi: 10.1016/s0955-0674(00)00121-6.


Multiple types of vacuoles can exist within the same plant cell, and different vesicle-trafficking pathways transport proteins to each of them. Recent work has identified proteins unique to each vacuole type, and the transport pathways have begun to be elucidated. Plant trafficking proteins are usually encoded by small gene families, the different members of which have distinct functions in the endomembrane system.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arabidopsis / metabolism
  • Plant Proteins / metabolism*
  • Plants / metabolism*
  • Protein Isoforms / metabolism
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae / metabolism
  • Vacuoles / metabolism


  • Plant Proteins
  • Protein Isoforms