Tales of tethers and tentacles: golgins in plants

J Microsc. 2012 Jul;247(1):68-77. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2818.2012.03620.x. Epub 2012 May 17.


As plant Golgi bodies move through the cell along the actin cytoskeleton, they face the need to maintain their polarized stack structure whilst receiving, processing and distributing protein cargo destined for secretion. Structural proteins, or Golgi matrix proteins, help to hold cisternae together and tethering factors direct cargo carriers to the correct target membranes. This review focuses on golgins, a protein family containing long coiled-coil regions, summarizes their known functions in animal cells and highlights recent findings about plant golgins and their putative roles in the plant secretory pathway.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Endoplasmic Reticulum / metabolism*
  • Endoplasmic Reticulum / ultrastructure
  • Golgi Apparatus / metabolism*
  • Golgi Apparatus / ultrastructure
  • Models, Biological
  • Plant Proteins / metabolism*
  • Plants / metabolism*
  • Plants / ultrastructure
  • Protein Binding
  • Protein Multimerization


  • Plant Proteins