Tools and Approaches to Study Membranes and Cell Organelles Biogenesis

  • N. Latruffe
  • A. Kante
  • M. Cherkaoui Malki
  • A. Bailly
  • P. Adami
  • J. M. Berrez


Eucaryotic cells are highly compartimentalized ; indeed there are at least 10 to 12 membrane types forming different domains or microdomains (Palade, 1983). Cell membranes surround and limit distinct organelles which are either well individualized i.e. Chloroplasts, mitochondria or nucleus ; or organized as a reticulum i.e. endoplasmic reticulum (rough and smooth), golgi network ; or defined as vesicles with various functions i.e., endosomes, lysosomes, peroxisomes, or storage and secretion vesicles. In addition the plasma membrane limits the cell itself and isolates it from the external medium.


Endoplasmic Reticulum Protein Translocation Microsomal Membrane Outer Nuclear Membrane Sorting Mechanism 
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  • N. Latruffe
  • A. Kante
  • M. Cherkaoui Malki
  • A. Bailly
  • P. Adami
  • J. M. Berrez

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