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Medical Term:

coatomer protein


Definition: two types are found between the transitional endoplasmic reticulum and the trans-Golgi network. Coatomer protein I (or COP-I) functions in retrograde transport from the ERGIC to the transitional endoplasmic reticulum, whereas coatomer protein II (or COP-II) functions in anterograde transport.

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