Retrograde Membrane Traffic and Recycling Endosome

Yuichi Takeda, Tomohiko Taguchi

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Retrograde membrane traffic is where proteins and glycolipids are transported back from the plasma membrane (PM) and endosomes to the Golgi and is essential for a wide range of cellular functions. In recent years, studies have begun to show that recycling endosomes (REs), a specific class of endosomes, serve as intermediates for retrograde membrane traffic. In this review, the nature of retrograde membrane traffic that passes through REs and the molecules that regulate the traffic are summarized.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlycoscience
Subtitle of host publicationBiology and Medicine
PublisherSpringer Japan
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9784431548416
ISBN (Print)9784431548409
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Cholera toxin
  • Evectin-2
  • Glycolipid
  • Phosphatidylserine
  • Recycling endosomes
  • Retrograde membrane traffic
  • SMAP2
  • Shiga toxin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)


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