The ER (endoplasmic reticulum) is the site of protein folding for all eukaryotic secreted and plasma membrane proteins. Disulphide bonds are formed in many of these proteins through a dithiol–disulphide exchange chain comprising two types of protein catalysts: PDI (protein disulphide-isomerase) and ERO (ER oxidoreductase) proteins. This review will examine what we know about ERO function, and will then consider ERO interactions and their implications for mammalian oxidative protein folding.

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