Trafficking of Intracellular Folates Academic Article uri icon


  • The role of metabolic compartmentation in spatially organizing metabolic enzymes into pathways, regulating flux through metabolic pathways, and controlling the partitioning of metabolic intermediates among pathways is appreciated, but our understanding of the mechanisms that establish metabolic architecture and mediate communication and regulation among interconnected metabolic pathways and networks is still incomplete. This review discusses recent advancements in our understanding of metabolic compartmentation within the pathways that constitute the folate-mediated one-carbon metabolic network and emerging evidence for a need to regulate the trafficking of folates among compartmentalized metabolic pathways.

author list (cited authors)

  • Stover, P. J., & Field, M. S.

citation count

  • 83

publication date

  • June 2011