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 12:45 am

I am researching proteasomes for a class and am unsure of the context they use spatial and temporal control in:

"protein degradation has a key regulatory role in many cellular pathways and must therefore be subject to spatial and temporal control."

Can anyone help??

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Post by sdekivit » Thu Dec 01, 2005 1:47 pm

temporal = regulation in time/ spatial = regulation in place

--> in signaltransduction spatial regulation refers for example the recruitment of proteins to the plasmamembrane.

--> temporal regulation is regulation of a protein: how long is it activated / deactivated.

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