What drives membrane fusion in eukaryotes?

  title={What drives membrane fusion in eukaryotes?},
  author={Andreas Mayer},
  journal={Trends in biochemical sciences},
  volume={26 12},
The fusion of biological membranes is the terminal step of all vesicular trafficking reactions in eukaryotic cells. Therefore, this fusion is fundamental for the transfer of proteins and lipids between different compartments, for exocytosis and for the structural integrity of organelles. In the past decade, many parts of the molecular machinery involved in fusion have been uncovered. Although the mechanisms responsible for mutual recognition and binding of membranes inside eukaryotes are… CONTINUE READING