Information transfer in biological systems: targeting of proteins to specific organelles or to the extracellular environment (secretion).

  • A. Grossman
  • Published 1988 in
    Comparative biochemistry and physiology. B…


Orderliness is the salient characteristic of living systems. Cells are intolerant of disorder. They express this by rapidly eliminating or degrading out-of-place molecules. When cells are broken apart and their constituent organelles separated and analysed, the same types of macromolecules are always associated with the same subcellular structures. One… (More)