Sheets, ribbons and tubules - how organelles get their shape. Journal Article uri icon



  • Most membrane-bound organelles have elaborate, dynamic shapes and often include regions with distinct morphologies. These complex structures are relatively conserved throughout evolution, which indicates that they are important for optimal organelle function. Various mechanisms of determining organelle shape have been proposed - proteins that stabilize highly curved membranes, the tethering of organelles to other cellular components and the regulation of membrane fission and fusion might all contribute.

publication date

  • March 1, 2007

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • July 29, 2015 11:33 AM

Full Author List

  • Voeltz GK; Prinz WA

author count

  • 2

Other Profiles

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1471-0072

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 258

end page

  • 264


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