Biochemistry & Biophysics | Molecular Cell Biology

Origin and biogenesis of peroxisomes

Andreas Hartig
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Eukaryotic cells contain intracellular membrane-surrounded compartments (organelles) to separate metabolic pathways. This spatial separation ensures optimal flux of metabolic intermediates and increases the efficiency of the metabolism. Peroxisomes are highly versatile organelles and essential for life. They participate in many metabolic processes, most notably the degradation of fatty acids and the glyoxylate cycle. Synthesis of organelles and their degradation has to be