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The exocyst complex in exocytosis and cell migration

Overview of attention for article published in Protoplasma, October 2011
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The exocyst complex in exocytosis and cell migration
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Protoplasma, October 2011
DOI 10.1007/s00709-011-0330-1
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Jianglan Liu, Wei Guo


Exocytosis is a fundamental membrane trafficking event in eukaryotic cells in which membrane proteins or lipids are incorporated into the plasma membrane and vesicle contents are secreted to the exterior of the cell. The exocyst, an evolutionarily conserved octameric protein complex, plays a crucial role in the targeting of secretory vesicles to the plasma membrane during exocytosis. The exocyst has been shown to be involved in diverse cellular processes requiring polarized exocytosis such as yeast budding, epithelial polarity establishment, and neurite outgrowth. Recently, the exocyst has also been implicated in cell migration through mechanisms independent of its role in exocytosis. In this review, we will first summarize our knowledge on the exocyst complex at a molecular and structural level. Then, we will discuss the specific functions of the exocyst in exocytosis in various cell types. Finally, we will review the emerging roles of the exocyst during cell migration and tumor cell invasion.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 3%
Germany 2 2%
Spain 2 2%
Japan 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 97 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 31 28%
Student > Ph. D. Student 26 24%
Student > Bachelor 17 15%
Student > Master 12 11%
Professor > Associate Professor 6 5%
Other 18 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 70 64%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 19 17%
Neuroscience 10 9%
Unspecified 4 4%
Chemistry 2 2%
Other 5 5%

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