Phagocytosis is a specialised form of endocytosis in which a cell engulfs solid particles from the extracellular space. Microorganisms, dead or dying cells, and cell debris can be engulfed by phagocytosis. Once internalised, the engulfed particles are contained within a phagosome, which then fuses with the lysosomes for degradation.
Latest Research and Reviews
Research | | openScientific Reports 7, 5812
Research |Nature Medicine 22, 1411–1420
News and Comment
Research Highlights |Nature Reviews Nephrology 13, 595
Research Highlights |Nature Reviews Nephrology 12, 123