Author(s): Schrader M, Grille S, Fahimi HD, Islinger M
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Abstract Peroxisomes are remarkably plastic and dynamic organelles, which fulfil important functions in hydrogen peroxide and lipid metabolism rendering them essential for human health and development. Despite great advances in the identification and characterization of essential components and molecular mechanisms associated with the biogenesis and function of peroxisomes, our understanding of how peroxisomes are incorporated into metabolic pathways and cellular communication networks is just beginning to emerge. Here we address the interaction of peroxisomes with other subcellular compartments including the relationship with the endoplasmic reticulum, the peroxisome-mitochondria connection and the association with lipid droplets. We highlight metabolic cooperations and potential cross-talk and summarize recent findings on peroxisome-peroxisome interactions and the interaction of peroxisomes with microtubules in mammalian cells.
This article was published in Subcell Biochem
and referenced in Biochemistry & Analytical Biochemistry