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neutrophil phagocytosis

Wednesday 14 March 2007

Phagocytosis of microbes by professional phagocytes such as neutrophils is crucial for the survival of the host.

Microscopically, pseudopod extension, particulate engulfment and phagosome closure all require seemingly large expansions of the cell surface area.

See also

- membrane stretching
- lipid bilayers
- exocytosis
- phagosomal fusion with endoplasmic reticulum membrane
- phagocytosis
- neutrophils


- Hallett MB, Dewitt S. Ironing out the wrinkles of neutrophil phagocytosis. Trends Cell Biol. 2007 Mar 9; PMID: 17350842