Endosomes

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Endosomes are membrane-delimited intracellular transport carriers. Three main endosome compartments exist: early, late and recycling endosomes. Early endosomes mature into late endosomes that subsequently fuse with lysosomes. Recycling endosomes are a sub-compartment of early endosomes that return material to the plasma membrane. Endosomes form at the plasma membrane or the Golgi.

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