Traffic between the plant endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi apparatus: to the Golgi and beyond

Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2006 Dec;9(6):601-9. doi: 10.1016/j.pbi.2006.09.016. Epub 2006 Sep 28.


Significant advances have been made in recent years that have increased our understanding of the trafficking to and from membranes that are functionally linked to the Golgi apparatus in plants. New routes from the Golgi to organelles outside the secretory pathway are now being identified, revealing the importance of the Golgi apparatus as a major sorting station in the plant cell. This review discusses our current perception of Golgi structure and organization as well as the molecular mechanisms that direct traffic in and out of the Golgi.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Endoplasmic Reticulum / metabolism*
  • Golgi Apparatus / metabolism*
  • Plant Cells*
  • Plants / metabolism*
  • Protein Transport