Endocytosis, Exocytosis and Vesicle Traffic in Plants

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 7, 1991 - Science - 252 pages
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The transport of macromolecules in membrane bounded vesicles is a fundamental process of all eukaryotic cells. The paths taken by this vesicular traffic have been intensively researched in animal cells but are less well characterised in plant cells. Nevertheless, with the development of and combination of techniques in biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology, progress in the study of plant vesicle traffic has been achieved in recent years. This book attempts to highlight the recent advances made and to explore avenues for future research. The book opens with a general overview of vesicular traffic both in animal and plant cells. This is followed by a more detailed consideration of higher plant coated vesicles, endocytosis, exocytosis and mechanisms of vesicle traffic and transport in cells. The biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology of each is considered and particular attention is given to those specialised cell systems in which vesicle traffic is of particular importance. This book brings together expertise from a wide range of research disciplines involved in the study of vesicle traffic in plants, and, as such, provides a unique synthesis from which the research can move forward. It will be of general interest to those involved in the study of vesicle traffic in both plant and animal cells.
 

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Contents

Ultrastructural cytology of the endocytotic pathway in plants
15
The molecular structure of plant chithrin and coated vesicles
41
Isolation and characterisation of plant coated vesicles
65
Fluidphase endocytosis and the subcellular distribution
81
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100
Behaviour of the plasma membrane during osmotic excursions
103
Vesicle dynamics and membrane turnover in plant cells
129
Vesicle transport to the vacuole and the central role of the Golgi
143
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145
Secretion of hydrolases from cereal aleurone cells
165
Organisation of the secretory pathway of cell wall glycoproteins
183
Exocytosis in gland cells
199
New directions for membrane traffic
233
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