Import of proteins into peroxisomes.

  title={Import of proteins into peroxisomes.},
  author={Ewald H. Hettema and B. Distel and Henk F. Tabak},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  volume={1451 1},
Peroxisomes are organelles that confine an important set of enzymes within their single membrane boundaries. In man, a wide variety of genetic disorders is caused by loss of peroxisome function. In the most severe cases, the clinical phenotype indicates that abnormalities begin to appear during embryological development. In less severe cases, the quality of life of adults is affected. Research on yeast model systems has contributed to a better understanding of peroxisome formation and… CONTINUE READING