Phagocytosis

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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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