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exocyst (plural exocysts)

  1. (biochemistry) a eukaryotic protein complex with functions related to vesicle trafficking, leading to a role in exocytosis


  • Kee, Yun et al. (1997 December 23) “Subunit structure of the mammalian exocyst complex”, in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America[1], volume 94, number 26, →PMID, pages 14438–14443
  • Moore, Brian A. et al. (2007 May 22) “The Crystal Structure of Mouse Exo70 Reveals Unique Features of the Mammalian Exocyst”, in Journal of Molecular Biology[2], volume 371, number 2, →PMID, pages 410–421