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This free course, Intracellular transport, explains the function of the cytoskeleton and its role in controlling transport of vesicles between different subcellular compartments.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- define and use each of the terms printed in bold in the text
- describe the characteristics of different intracellular compartments with respect to their structure, location and composition within a mammalian cell
- describe the traffic pathways between the endoplasmic reticulum, the Golgi apparatus, the endosomal compartments, and the basolateral and apical regions of the plasma membrane
- give examples of regulated and unregulated secretion, the mechanisms controlling the processes, and their functional significance
- give examples of endocytosis, the mechanisms involved and their functional significance.
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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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