Protein translocation across the rough endoplasmic reticulum
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Medical Subject Headings
Endoplasmic Reticulum, Rough; Protein Transport
Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology | Cell Biology
The rough endoplasmic reticulum is a major site of protein biosynthesis in all eukaryotic cells, serving as the entry point for the secretory pathway and as the initial integration site for the majority of cellular integral membrane proteins. The core components of the protein translocation machinery have been identified, and high-resolution structures of the targeting components and the transport channel have been obtained. Research in this area is now focused on obtaining a better understanding of the molecular mechanism of protein translocation and membrane protein integration.
Mandon, Elisabet C.; Trueman, Steven F.; and Gilmore, Reid, "Protein translocation across the rough endoplasmic reticulum" (2013). University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications. 188.