Mitotic division of the mammalian Golgi apparatus

Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2009 Sep;20(7):810-6. doi: 10.1016/j.semcdb.2009.03.010.


Successful cell reproduction requires faithful duplication and proper segregation of cellular contents, including not only the genome but also intracellular organelles. Since the Golgi apparatus is an essential organelle of the secretory pathway, its accurate inheritance is therefore of importance to sustain cellular function. Regulation of Golgi division and its coordination with cell cycle progression involves a series of sequential events that are subjected to a precise spatiotemporal control. Here, we summarize the current knowledge about the underlying mechanisms, the molecular players and the biological relevance of this process, particularly in mammalian cells, and discuss the unsolved problems and future perspectives opened by the recent studies.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Endoplasmic Reticulum
  • Golgi Apparatus*
  • Humans
  • Mammals
  • Mitosis*
  • Spindle Apparatus