define "trafficking"

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define "trafficking"

Post by lynn007 » Thu May 13, 2010 2:27 pm

I am looking into caveolin detaching from the PM and I am getting confused over the lingo, endocytosis and trafficking. They can't be used interchangelbly, can they?? Please help. Thanks a bunch

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Post by kolean » Thu May 13, 2010 3:27 pm

Endocytosis is a type of trafficking. Trafficking is just a function of transportating something from one place to another, and endocytosis is a process that does that for molecules going/transporting into the cell.

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Post by lynn007 » Thu May 13, 2010 3:36 pm

thank you very much!

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