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Golgi Apparatus Function in Membrane Flow and Differentiation: Origin of Plasma Membrane from Endoplasmic Reticulum

  • D. James Morré
  • W. W. Franke
  • B. Deumling
  • S. E. Nyquist
  • L. Ovtracht


Morphological and biochemical studies indicate that plasma membranes (PM) are derived from nuclear membranes (NM) or endoplasmic reticulum (ER) via the Golgi apparatus (GA) by a process of membrane flow and differentiation (14,16). According to this concept, membranes are transferred and transformed along a chain of cell components in a subcellular developmental pathway.


Golgi Apparatus Cell Fraction Secretory Vesicle Primary Vesicle Membrane Flow 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. James Morré
    • 4
  • W. W. Franke
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • B. Deumling
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • S. E. Nyquist
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • L. Ovtracht
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Purdue UniversityUSA
  2. 2.University of FreiburgGermany
  3. 3.Université de ParisFrance
  4. 4.Department of Biological Sciences and Department of Botany and Plant PathologyPurdue UniversityLafayetteUSA

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