Phagocytosis

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[[Image:Phagocytosis.jpg|thumb|left]]<ref>http://diverge.hunter.cuny.edu/~weigang/Images/16-08a_phagocytosis_1.jpg</ref>Phagocytosis is the process by which a cell engulfs solid material. The molecule is then internalized in a&nbsp;vesicle of plasma membrane ([[Phagosome|phagosome]]) which fuses with a [[Lysosome|lysosome]] for destruction. It occurs in the immune system, carried out by [[Phagocytes|phagocytes]] such as macrophages which are involved in the innate immune response<ref>http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10358769</ref>.  
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Phagocytosis is the process by which a [[Cell|cell]] engulfs solid material. The [[Molecule|molecule]] is then internalized in a&nbsp;vesicle of plasma membrane ([[Phagosome|phagosome]]) which fuses with a [[Lysosome|lysosome]] for destruction. It occurs in the [[Immune system|immune system]], carried out by [[Phagocytes|phagocytes]] such as [[Macrophage|macrophages]] which are involved in the [[Innate immune response|innate immune response]]&nbsp;<ref>http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10358769</ref>.  
  
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[[Pinocytosis|Pinocytosis]]  
 
[[Pinocytosis|Pinocytosis]]  
  
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Revision as of 20:15, 18 November 2010

Phagocytosis is the process by which a cell engulfs solid material. The molecule is then internalized in a vesicle of plasma membrane (phagosome) which fuses with a lysosome for destruction. It occurs in the immune system, carried out by phagocytes such as macrophages which are involved in the innate immune response [1].

Also see

Endocytosis

Pinocytosis

References

  1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10358769


 

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