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Logistics in the Cell: Cargoes and Transportation

E. S. Nadezhdina1,2

1Institute of Protein Research, 119334 Moscow, Russia; fax: +7 (499) 135-2147

2Belozersky Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 119992 Moscow, Russia; fax: +7 (495) 939-3181; E-mail: elena.nadezhdina@gmail.com

Received June 19, 2014
Eukaryotic cells are large and thus require a vesicular transport system. The system involves the formation of membrane transport containers, their short- and long-distance movements, recognition of destination points, and fusion with other membranes. Understanding the molecular mechanisms of these processes is of theoretical and practical significance. This special issue of Biochemistry (Moscow) collects surveys and experimental articles describing various aspects of vesicular transport.
KEY WORDS: vesicular transport, cytoskeleton, cell motility

DOI: 10.1134/S0006297914090016