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1

What are the 3 mechanisms of protein transport?

Nuclear transport (gated transport between cytosol and nucleus)

Transmembrane transport (across a membrane from the cytosol into an organelle through translocators - i.e. protein synthesis and mitochondrial import

Vesicular transport (membrane bound transport intermediates move proteins and lipids from one compartment to another)

2

What are the major organelles of exocytosis?

sER, rER
golgi complex
plasma membrane
vesicles and tubules

3

What are the 6 major functions of the ER?

1. Synthesis of lipids (phospholipid, ceramide, cholesterol) - sER
2. Control of cholesterol homoeostasis (sensor and synthesis)
3. Storage of Ca+ (uptake and release)
4. Synthesis of proteins on membrane bound ribosomes - rER
5. Co-translational folding of proteins and early posttranslational modifications
6. Quality control

4

What is the function of BiP?

Binds proteins as they enter the ER and help them to fold properly => interact with protein disulfide isomerase and create disulfide bonds

5

What is SRP?

a Signal Recognition Particle
- 6 protein complex bound to 1 RNA molecule

6

What is the function of SRPs and how do they work?

Functon:
recognizes ER signal sequence and directs newly formed proteins to ER

How:
- binding pocket recognizes signal sequence
- SRP binding induces pause in translation until SRP receptor bound
- ribosome attaches to translocon
- SRP releases

7

What is a translocon?

protein channel allowing polypeptide chain to enter the ER

8

How are proteins with transmembrane domains (TMDs) synthesized

1. Single TMD "Type I membrane protein"
- mRNA contians stop transfer signal
- released by translocon- remainder synthesized on cytosolic face (either c terminal or amine terminal out)

2. multiple TMDs
- same
- just internal stop and start to go back and forth across
- synthesized on correct side => made into membrane

9

Where does N-linked glycosylation occur?

in ER lumen when asparagine carbohydrate complex is added to membrane protein

10

What is the function of an asparagine carbohydrate group?

prevent protein aggregation (at hydrophobic domains)

tags to monitor unfolded proteins

11

What are vesicle coats made of?

soluble cytoplasmic proteins and lipids

12

How does COPII travel?

ER to golgi (forward)

13

How does COPI travel?

Golgi to ER (backward)

14

How does clathrin travel?

Golgi to plasma membrane

15

Name a protein that is recycled?

SCAP that bind SERBP

16

What is the function of SCAP & SCRBP?

regulate cholesterol synthesis and export from ER

17

What are the 4 major functions of the golgi aparatus?

1. Synthesis of comples sphingolipids from ceramide backbone
2. Additional post-translational modifications of proteins and lipids
3. Proteolytic processing
4. Sorting of proteins and lipids fro post-golgi compartments

18

What are the compartments of the golgi in order of increasing distance from the nucleus?

cis
medial
trans
TGN - trans golgi network

19

Where does sulfation occur?

trans and TGN

20

Where does most glycosylation occur?

Golgi

21

What does constitutive secretion mean?

Contents will be secreted immediately

22

What does regulated secretion mean?

Contents will only be release once the proper signal has been received