Signal Peptides


Signal peptides are parts of polypeptide chains that are used as ‘address labels’ for sorting proteins to their correct subcellular destinations.

Keywords: signal peptide; protein sorting; secretion; targeting; organelle


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von Heijne, Gunnar(Sep 2005) Signal Peptides. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0005050]