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The peroxisome: orchestrating important developmental decisions from inside the cell


The peroxisome: orchestrating important developmental decisions from inside the cell

Titorenko, Vladimir I. and Rachubinski, Richard A. (2004) The peroxisome: orchestrating important developmental decisions from inside the cell. The Journal of Cell Biology, 164 (5). pp. 641-645. ISSN 0021-9525

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The peroxisome has long been known for its role in lipid metabolism and hydrogen peroxide detoxification. However, growing evidence supports the view that this organelle can also function both as an intracellular signaling compartment and as an organizing platform that orchestrates certain developmental decisions from inside the cell. This review highlights various strategies that peroxisomes employ to regulate the processes of development, differentiation, and morphogenesis and critically evaluates several molecular mechanisms by which peroxisomes promote these processes.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Biology
Item Type:Article
Authors:Titorenko, Vladimir I. and Rachubinski, Richard A.
Journal or Publication:The Journal of Cell Biology
Date:23 February 2004
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):10.1083/jcb.200312081
ID Code:7564
Deposited On:11 May 2011 16:42
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:31


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