Secreted proteins and membrane proteins have to pass through the secretory pathway, which is not only responsible for the transport to the correct cellular compartment, but also for the maturation and modification of these proteins. A central part of the secretory pathway is the Golgi compartment, which consists of several « pancake-like » membrane sacks (cisternae). One […]
Elastic fiber assembly, or elastogenesis, is a complex process that is precisely regulated in a spatiotemporal manner and depends on proper growth factor signaling and mechanosensing. The underlying molecular defect in cutis laxa syndromes affect the synthesis and/or association associated extracellular matrix proteins.