What is meant by spatial and temporal control?

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What is meant by spatial and temporal control?

Post by nick4106 » Thu Dec 01, 2005 12:40 am

When referring to Protease function in a eukaryotic cell, there is a statement of, "protein degradation has a key regulatory role in many cellular pathways and must therefore be subject to spatial and temporal control."

Can anyone help me figure this out ASAP?????

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Post by canalon » Thu Dec 01, 2005 12:44 am

That means that the expression of those protease must be regulated in space:
-which cells express proteases and in which organites are the proteases (to adress correctly proteins to be degraded)

and in time:
-when are proteases expressed, during organism development or during which activity (ex: digestion..)

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