Endocytic and Exocytic Transport Assays


Endocytosis is the process of uptake by a cell of material from the environment by invagination of the plasma membrane, and includes phagocytosis and pinocytosis. The opposite process, exocytosis, is the discharge of cellular products upon membrane fusion of transport carriers with the plasma membrane.

Keywords: influenza virus; membrane traffic; streptolysin‐O; transcytosis; transferrin; vesicular stomatitis virus

Figure 1.

Diagram of methods used for detection of Tfn receptor‐mediated endocytosis into semiintact A431 cells. Reproduced from Smythe et al..

Figure 2.

Schematic representation of the in vitro transport assays in SLO‐permeabilized cells. Reproduced from Lafont et al..



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Lafont, Frank(Sep 2005) Endocytic and Exocytic Transport Assays. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0003966]