Protein Secretion Systems

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All proteins are synthesized within membrane-bound cells. However, to be functional a substantial number of proteins must be transported through membranes. Cells possess dedicated export systems that first identify and then transport (or translocate) specific proteins through membranes. Defective functioning of these protein translocation systems are implicated in a number of human diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBrenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780080961569
ISBN (Print)9780123749840
StatePublished - Feb 27 2013


  • Endoplasmic reticulum
  • Golgi apparatus
  • Lipid bilayer
  • Protein misfolding
  • Ribosomes
  • Signal sequence
  • Translocation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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