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Intracellular transport

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Intracellular transport

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.

First Published: 09/08/2012

Updated: 02/03/2016

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