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  • engulfs
  • Phagocytosis is the process of forming a cup that engulfs the prey, drawing the prey into the phagocyte, and digesting the prey. (biofortified.org)
  • In cell biology, phagocytosis (from Ancient Greek φαγεῖν (phagein) , meaning 'to devour', κύτος, (kytos) , meaning 'cell', and -osis, meaning 'process') is the process by which a cell-often a phagocyte or a protist-engulfs a solid particle to form an internal compartment known as a phagosome. (wikipedia.org)
  • apoptotic
  • In phagocytosis, cells internalize particulate matter such as microorganisms, and this process is important for immune responses and during the clearance of apoptotic cells. (thermofisher.com)
  • The T3SS effectors of pathogenic E. coli, Shigella, Salmonella, and Yersinia regulate actin dynamics to facilitate their own attachment or invasion, subvert endocytic trafficking, block phagocytosis, modulate apoptotic pathways, and manipulate innate immunity as well as host responses. (wikipedia.org)
  • engulfment
  • We find a whole range of different engulfment behaviors with some ellipsoids engulfing faster than spheres, and that phagocytosis is able to engulf a greater range of target shapes than other types of endocytosis. (pnas.org)
  • engulf
  • In particular, for the first time, to our knowledge, it allows us to examine the orientation dependence of phagocytosis, to explain the shape dependence of phagocytosis and receptor-meditated endocytosis, and to explain why nonspherical targets often engulf faster when the most highly-curved tip is engulfed first. (pnas.org)
  • involves
  • For example, phagocytosis is typically highly active and involves the membrane extending outward, with finger-like protrusions surrounding the target in an actin-dependent process ( 8 , 9 ). (pnas.org)
  • work
  • In 1954, Stähelin successfully applied for a 12-month postdoctoral fellowship sponsored by the Swiss National Foundation (SNF) to work on a project on phagocytosis inspired by Emanuel Suter (then at Harvard, later second Dean of the University of Florida Medical School). (wikipedia.org)
  • thus
  • thus pharmacological potentiation of phagocytosis has a medical potential in treatment of certain forms of autoimmune disorders. (wikipedia.org)