Lysosomes

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I was looking at the diagram that illustrates the movement of an acid hydrolaze from the Golgi Apparatus to the Late Endosome. This involves a Mannose-6-Phosphate receptor that carries an acid hydrolaze in a vesicle to the Late Endosome. I was wondering if it was possible for a similar mechanism to be used in moving a different proteins to different sites, or if this mechanism was Endosome-specific.


The use of the combination of mannose-6-P and a mannose-6-P receptor is specific to acid hydrolases and endosomes/lysosomes, but the concept of signal and receptor leading to the correct destination is a common theme in the Golgi.

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