The endoplasmic reticulum-Golgi intermediate compartment

Curr Opin Cell Biol. 1992 Aug;4(4):600-8. doi: 10.1016/0955-0674(92)90078-q.


The recent identification of an endoplasmic reticulum-Golgi intermediate compartment has added to the complexity of the structural and functional organization of the early secretory pathway. Protein sorting along the endoplasmic reticulum-Golgi pathway depends on different signals and mechanisms, some of which guarantee recycling from various levels of the Golgi apparatus to biosynthetically earlier compartments.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Compartmentation / physiology*
  • Endoplasmic Reticulum / physiology*
  • Golgi Apparatus / physiology*
  • Protein Sorting Signals / chemistry
  • Tumor Suppressor Protein p53 / analysis*


  • Protein Sorting Signals
  • Tumor Suppressor Protein p53