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clathrin-independent endocytosis

Tuesday 10 July 2007

There are several ways that endocytic cargo molecules may be internalized from the surface of eukaryotic cells.

In addition to the classical clathrin-dependent mechanism of endocytosis, several pathways that do not use a clathrin coat are emerging.

These pathways transport a diverse array of cargoes and are sometimes hijacked by bacteria and viruses to gain access to the host cell.

See also

- endocytosis

  • clathrin-independent endocytosis


- Mayor S, Pagano RE. Pathways of clathrin-independent endocytosis.
Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2007 Jul 4; PMID: 17609668