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Membrane trafficking

Coat control by curvature

The main transport vehicles inside cells are spherical vesicles that form when patches of membrane curve into buds and then pinch off. 'Coat' proteins both control, and are controlled by, this membrane curvature.

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Figure 1: Similarities in the dynamics of coats and filaments.


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Lippincott-Schwartz, J., Liu, W. Coat control by curvature. Nature 426, 507–508 (2003).

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