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- Learning outcomes
- 1 The cytoskeleton
- 2 Cellular compartments and traffic
- 3 Trafficking vesicles
- 3 Trafficking vesicles
- 3.1 Introduction
- 3.2 Formation of clathrin and COP-coated vesicles
- 3.3 Fusion of vesicles with the target membrane
- 3.4 The function of Rab proteins in directing traffic
- 3.5 Cycling and re-use of membranes and traffic proteins
- 3.6 Membrane fusion mediated by viral proteins
- 3.7 Summary
- 4 Signals for compartmentalisation
- 5 The cytoskeleton and motor proteins
- 6 Endocytic pathways
- 7 Exocytosis
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Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd March 2016
Last updated on: Wednesday, 2nd March 2016
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