Weaving the web of ER tubules

Junjie Hu, William A. Prinz, Tom A. Rapoport

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How is the characteristic shape of an organelle generated? Recent work has provided insight into how the tubular network of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is formed. The tubules themselves are shaped by the reticulons and DP1/Yop1p, whereas their fusion into a network is brought about by membrane-bound GTPases that include the atlastins, Sey1p, and RHD3.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1226-1231
Number of pages6
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 9 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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