Nobel prize for Physiology

“James Rothman, Randy Schekman and Thomas Sudhof jointly won the 2013 Nobel Prize For Physiology or Medicine on Monday.” -Huff post

In each of our cells different molecules (like , hormones, neurotransmitters, and enzymes) must be transported to different areas of the cells in order for them to be properly utilized. These molecules are transported in spherical shaped membrane bound vesicles.

“The trio earned the prize for their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic and for solving “the mystery of how the cell organizes its transport system,” the Nobel Prize Twitter feed reported.” -Huff post

Pictured below is a vesicle with its many exterior proteins.