The plant ER-Golgi interface

Chris Hawes, Anne Osterrieder, Eric Hummel, Imogen Sparkes

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article (Academic Journal)peer-review

53 Citations (Scopus)


The interface between the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and the Golgi apparatus is a critical junction in the secretory pathway mediating the transport of both soluble and membrane cargo between the two organelles. Such transport can be bidirectional and is mediated by coated membranes. In this review, we consider the organization and dynamics of this interface in plant cells, the putative structure of which has caused some controversy in the literature, and we speculate on the stages of Golgi biogenesis from the ER and the role of the Golgi and ER on each other's motility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1571-80
Number of pages10
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008


  • COP-Coated Vesicles
  • Endoplasmic Reticulum
  • Golgi Apparatus
  • Plant Physiological Phenomena
  • Plant Proteins
  • Protein Transport
  • Secretory Pathway
  • Journal Article
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The plant ER-Golgi interface'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this