Cell Components after apoptosis/necrosis

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Post by MrMistery » Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:47 am

links0311,

I think you're wrong. I find it highly improbable that proteins are re-used after being taken up by phagocytosis of the debris from another cell. I think what happens most likely is that everything is just degraded and the parts recycled.
So, do you have a reference for what you are claiming? (peer-reviewed, if possible)
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Post by TheVirus » Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:08 pm

Sorry, no. I was just guessing. How do you think it is exactly, this recycling process?
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Post by links0311 » Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:38 pm

Proteins are definitly re-used. If you have access to Medical Physiology by Walter Boron look at Ch. 2 pg. 43-44. Lipids are also recycled to the cell's surface to replace any damaged or degrading sections of membrane.

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Post by links0311 » Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:39 pm

Look under the sub-chapter "Endocytosed Proteins Can Be Targeted to Lysosomes or Recycled to the Cell Surface" in Boron's.

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