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The mammalian Golgi — complex debates


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.

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Figure 1: Model of part of the Golgi ribbon in a mammalian cell generated from a dual-axis three-dimensional reconstruction.
Figure 2: Dissecting Golgi organization and transport.


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The work in K.E.H.'s laboratory is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health. B.J.M. was supported by a Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International Postdoctoral Fellowship award.

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