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Golgi Apparatus: The First 100 Years James D Morre

Golgi Apparatus: The First 100 Years

James D Morre

Published March 12th 2009
ISBN : 9781281926937
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570 pages
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The Golgi Apparatus: The First 100 Years traces the first century of GA discovery from the first published accounts in 1898, to the Centenary Celebration in 1998, to our most recent discoveries. It summarizes the past 50 years beginning with theMoreThe Golgi Apparatus: The First 100 Years traces the first century of GA discovery from the first published accounts in 1898, to the Centenary Celebration in 1998, to our most recent discoveries. It summarizes the past 50 years beginning with the modern era of GA discovery in 1954, leading up to the present era with almost exclusive focus on molecular biology. Emphasized are organization and function (especially in plants), the existence and importance of cisternal tubules, development of methods of plant and animal GA isolation and subfractionation, the concept of GA function as part of an integrated system of internal endomembranes, evidence for differentiation of membranes across the stacks of GA cisternae, and flux of membrane constituents along the polarity gradient defined by membrane differentiation all culminating in the membrane maturation or flow differentiation model of GA function. More recent contributions to GA in cell growth (enlargement) and to cancer are summarized in the final chapters.