Peroxisomes: another branch of the secretory pathway?

Cell. 2005 Jul 15;122(1):1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2005.06.033.


The question of whether new peroxisomes form autonomously has been a subject of debate for more than 30 years. In this issue of Cell, Hoepfner at al. (2005) present the most compelling evidence to date in support of a role for the endoplasmic reticulum in the creation of peroxisomes.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Endoplasmic Reticulum / metabolism*
  • Membrane Proteins / metabolism
  • Models, Biological
  • Peroxins
  • Peroxisomes / metabolism*
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins / metabolism


  • Membrane Proteins
  • PEX3 protein, S cerevisiae
  • Peroxins
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins