Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology 3, 789-795 (October 2002) | doi:10.1038/nrm933

TimelineThe mammalian Golgi — complex debates

Brad J. Marsh1 & Kathryn E. Howell2  About the authors


Since the first description of the Golgi in 1898, key issues regarding this organelle have remained contentious among cell biologists. Resolving these complex debates, which revolve around Golgi structure–function relationships, is prerequisite to understanding how the Golgi fulfils its role as the central organelle and sorting station of the mammalian secretory pathway.

Author affiliations

  1. Brad J. Marsh is at the Boulder Laboratory for 3D EM, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309, USA.
  2. Kathryn E. Howell is at the Department of Cellular and Structural Biology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado 80262, USA.

Correspondence to: Kathryn E. Howell2 Email:

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