Modelling the morphologies of the Endoplasmic Reticulum

by Tom Shemesh

at Physics Colloquium

Thu, 03 Apr 2014, 15:30
Physics building (#54) room 207


The peripheral endoplasmic reticulum ER is an extensive membrane structure that is found in eukaryote cells and is the site for many key biological functions: folding and maturation of secretion bound proteins lipid synthesis and Ca2 regulation The ER forms a continuous membrane system with a common internal space and consists of domains that can adopt different morphologies such as: tubules flat sheets sheets with holes fenestrations and stacked sheets We show that the generation of tubules and sheets can be explained by curvature stabilizing proteins such as

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