Retromer

Definition

The retromer is a protein complex containing sorting nexin (Snx) and vacuolar protein sorting (Vps) components. It has an essential role in recycling cargo molecules from endosomes to the trans-Golgi network, and mediates certain endosome-to-plasma membrane recycling events.

Latest Research and Reviews

News and Comment

  • Research Highlights |

    The protein complex retromer mediates the recycling of cell surface receptors that are essential for 'corpse clearance' in roundworms

    • Felix Cheung
  • News and Views |

    Parathyroid hormone analog PTH(1–34), used clinically to treat osteoporosis, forms a stable complex with its receptor and prolongs cAMP production even after internalization and recruitment to endosomes. New data suggest this signaling cascade is stimulated by β-arrestins and terminated by retromer.

    • Jan R T van Weering
    •  & Peter J Cullen