Copy coats: COPI mimics clathrin and COPII

Cell. 2010 Jul 9;142(1):19-21. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2010.06.031.


The assembly of COPI into a cage-like lattice sculpts membrane vesicles that transport cargo from the Golgi apparatus. Now, Lee and Goldberg (2010) present X-ray crystal structures of COPI suggesting that these coats combine selected features of two other archetypal coats, clathrin and COPII.

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