Definitions

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  • n. An endocytic vacuole through which molecules internalized during endocytosis pass en route to lysosomes

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The innermost part of the body of a sponge, composed of endoderm and its associated deep mesoderm, exclusive of the choanosome: distinguished from both choanosome and ectosome.

Etymologies

endo- + -some (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Under normal circumstances, NPC1, found within a cellular compartment called the endosome, helps bring cholesterol into the cell's cytoplasm, where it is necessary for healthy function.

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  • By activating the PI3 kinase pathway, they found, an Ebola virus particle tricks the cell into drawing it into a bubblelike compartment known as an endosome, which is pulled, together with the virus, into the cell.

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  • By activating the PI3 kinase pathway, they found, an Ebola virus particle tricks the cell into drawing it into a bubble-like compartment known as an endosome, which is pulled, together with the virus, into the cell.

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  • For the first time, scientists have provided concrete evidence that endosome-mediated signaling occurs in plants, not just in animals, according to a new report in Genes and Development.

    2007 September - Telic Thoughts

  • Fusion of several vesicles gives rise to an endosome.

    Physiology or Medicine 1985 - Press Release

  • Fusion of vesicles gives rise to an endosome (4) in which the LDL dissociates from the receptor, which is recycled (5) to the surface.

    Physiology or Medicine 1985 - Press Release

  • "If it stays in the endosome, there's no infection," said Dr. Ollmann Saphire.

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  • Ebola, like many other viruses, first enters a cell's endosome.

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  • Influx of the protons from endosome to virus through M2 channels releases vRNPs.

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  • The low pH in the endosome triggers a conformational change in the HA protein that leads to fusion of the viral and endosomal membranes.

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