Pinocytosis and phagosytosis takes place?

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Pinocytosis and phagosytosis takes place?

Post by Jesus86 » Sat Nov 05, 2005 5:18 pm

Please can someone help me

I got homework and i need to answer a question that says where does pinocytosis and phagosytosis take place in the body and how??

please help

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Post by MrMistery » Sat Nov 05, 2005 5:26 pm

Pinocytosis takes place in the small intestine
Phagocytosis takes place in the PMN and macrofage white blood cells.

That is a much more complicated question. Phagocytosis takes place by polimerisation of actin filaments and producing a controlled curve in the membrane.
Pynocitosis is endocytosis that is not mediated by a receptor.
For a real explanation, check your cell bio book
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