protein transport


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protein transport

The movement of proteins across cell membranes and into cellular organelles where they participate in specific functions or build the structures of the cell.
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Aberrant protein transport is a key factor in many major diseases, including certain genetic and metabolic disorders.
The study of protein trafficking is a burgeoning field, and we believe that our efforts in the characterization of molecular mechanisms underlying protein transport pathways will result in the continued identification of multiple molecular components that may serve as potential drug targets," said Andrew Baird, Ph.
While linking these transport proteins to aging could support the connection between calorie restriction and longevity, Pajor cautions that researchers must still identify what metabolite the Indy protein transports.
This protein transports cholesterol to the liver for removal from the body.
Among its many roles, the CD36 protein transports fatty acids into a cell for processing.
Normally, the CFTR protein transports chloride ions across the membrane of epithelial cells lining several organs in the body such as the lungs and the pancreas.

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