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  Pinocytosis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In cellular biology, pinocytosis ("cell-drinking") is one of three forms of endocytosis, a process in which small particles are taken in by a cell by splitting into smaller particles.
Pinocytosis is primarily used for the absorption of extracellular fluids (ECF), and in contrast to phagocytosis, generates very small vesicles.
Unlike receptor-mediated endocytosis, pinocytosis is unspecific in the substances that it transports.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pinocytosis   (147 words)

 Fc{gamma}R-Mediated Phagocytosis Stimulates Localized Pinocytosis in Human Neutrophils -- Botelho et al. 169 (8): 4423 ...
Pinocytosis was measured by counting the number of neutrophils with at least three readily discernible LY-stained vesicles (H).
Phagocytosis in cytoplasts is not accompanied by pinocytosis.
Phorbol esters and horseradish peroxidase stimulate pinocytosis and redirect the flow of pinocytosed fluid in macrophages.
www.jimmunol.org /cgi/content/full/169/8/4423   (4895 words)

 Mediation of pinocytosis in cultured arterial smooth muscle and endothelial cells by platelet-derived growth factor -- ...
Pinocytosis was measured in monkey aortic smooth muscle cells (SMC), bovine aortic endothelial cells, and Swiss 3T3 cells in culture as cellular uptake of [U-(14)C]sucrose and horseradish peroxidase (HRP) from the tissue culture medium.
In SMC, enhancement of the rate of pinocytosis occurred 4-6 h after exposure to WBS or PF, and the rate was up to twofold higher than the rate in medium containing PDS.
These findings suggest that the rate of pinocytosis maybe be coupled in some fashion to growth regulation, which may be mediated in part by specific growth factors, such as that derived from the thrombocyte.
www.jcb.org /cgi/content/abstract/79/3/663   (481 words)

 Lipopolysaccharide Regulates Macrophage Fluid Phase Pinocytosis Via CD14-Dependent and CD14-Independent Pathways -- ...
TNF- and phorbol ester-stimulated pinocytosis or Fc receptor-stimulated
The statistical significance of the difference between the unstimulated and stimulated value is indicated by stars, one star indicating a P value <0.05 and two stars indicating a P value <0.01 (P values were obtained using an unpaired two-tailed heteroscedastic Student's t-test on the original nine values on which the graph is based.).
whereas the LPS-induced inhibition of pinocytosis is not.
www.bloodjournal.org /cgi/content/full/93/11/4011   (4873 words)

 Biology4Kids.com: Cell Function: Pinocytosis
Pinocytosis is the act of grabbing some liquid.
Pinocytosis sees the cell membrane wraps around a drop and pinches it off into the cell.
Pinocytosis is a process that is happening all of the time.
www.biology4kids.com /files/cell2_pinocytosis.html   (262 words)

 Oxidized LDL promotes vascular endothelial cell pinocytosis via a prooxidation mechanism -- Chow et al. 12 (10): 823 -- ...
pinocytosis is not accompanied by the appearance of membrane
Bar-Sagi, D., and Feramisco, J. (1986) Induction of membrane ruffling and fluid-phase pinocytosis in quiescent fibroblasts by ras proteins.
Lavoie, J. N., Hickey, E., Weber, L. A., and Landry, J. (1993) Modulation of actin microfilament dynamics and fluid phase pinocytosis by phosphorylation of heat shock protein 27.
www.fasebj.org /cgi/content/full/12/10/823   (3625 words)

 Endocytosis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Uptake by pinocytosis often involves areas of the cell where the plasma membrane is surrounded by a fuzzy coat.
It reduces the amount of pinocytosis required to take up a set concentration of substrate and it also reduces the amount of irrelevant material internalised (this can be a problem, after all you don’t want to swell up like a balloon!).
Constitutive pinocytosis is usually studied using a number of small, readily available macromolecules.
www.gla.ac.uk /~jmb17n/Teaching/JHteaching/Endocytosis/Endocytosis.html   (1530 words)

 [Frontiers in Bioscience 9, 777-785, January 1, 2004]
Similarly, an acute increase in pressure to 200mmHg caused a 78% increase in apical pinocytosis (p<0.05) and a non-significant 42% increase basolaterally.
The increase in basolateral pinocytosis during ischemia suggests enhanced efflux mechanisms that may be transporting substances from brain to blood.
In addition, since the enhanced pinocytosis after an increase in pressure occurred in isolated arteries in vitro without the influence of metabolic or neuronal factors, these findings demonstrate that elevated intravascular pressure is a primary stimulus for pinocytosis in cerebral endothelial cells.
www.bioscience.org /2004/v9/af/1282/3.htm   (342 words)

 Involvement of Raft-Like Plasma Membrane Domains of Entamoeba histolytica in Pinocytosis and Adhesion -- Laughlin et ...
of pinocytosis (23, 24), particularly caveolin- and clathrin-coated
importance of cholesterol in pinocytosis and adhesion of the
Pinocytosis in L cells: its dependence on membrane sterol and the cytoskeleton.
iai.asm.org /cgi/content/full/72/9/5349   (6053 words)

 Re: What purpose does Pinocytosis serve?
The other purpose of pinocytosis is so important and is less obvious.
Some of this membrane is synthesized and stored inside the cell but some of it comes from the cell surface and is internalized by the constant pinocytosis taking place.
The constant pinocytosis means that you have a lot of membrane coming in to recycle fast to the surface for secretion.
www.madsci.org /posts/archives/1998-10/906872343.Cb.r.html   (264 words)

 STRUCTURE-FUNCTION RELATIONSHIPS IN THE ADIPOSE CELL: II. Pinocytosis and Factors Influencing Its Activity in the ...
Pinocytosis and Factors Influencing Its Activity in the Isolated Adipose Cell -- Cushman 46 (2): 342 -- The Journal of Cell Biology
Pinocytosis and Factors Influencing Its Activity in the Isolated Adipose Cell
pinocytosis and the metabolic activity of the adipose cell has
www.jcb.org /cgi/content/abstract/46/2/342   (286 words)

 Comparative Hepatology | Full text | Clearance function of scavenger endothelial cells
Phagocytosis denotes cell eating or uptake of large particles (roughly 1 micrometer and greater), and is mainly associated with the function of the macrophages, also called "professional phagocytes." Pinocytosis, or cell drinking, denotes cellular uptake of soluble material (macromolecules and colloids smaller than 100 nm).
When we use these terms today, most of us are unaware of the fact that the concept of pinocytosis was introduced as late as in 1931 [6].
The type of pinocytosis that prevails in SEC is receptor-mediated endocytosis via clathrin coated pits.
www.comparative-hepatology.com /content/3/S1/S22   (7600 words)

In pinocytosis ("cell drinking"), the drop engulfed is relatively small.
A cell sipping away at the ECF by pinocytosis acquires a representative sample of the molecules and ions dissolved in the ECF.
But pinocytosis also provides a much more elegant method for cells to pick up critical components of the ECF that may be in scant supply.
home.comcast.net /~john.kimball1/BiologyPages/E/Endocytosis.html   (1114 words)

 Loss of Binding and Entry of Liposome-DNA Complexes Decreases Transfection Efficiency in Differentiated Airway ...
To determine the endocytic capacity of edge and central cells, 10-nm latex microspheres (a marker of pinocytosis), 2-µm latex
B (5 µg/ml) inhibited pinocytosis of 10-nm microspheres (65%)
depletion on pinocytosis and phagocytosis of latex microspheres
www.jbc.org /cgi/content/full/272/2/1117   (5729 words)

 ODU Biology 108N: Introduction - Cellular Structure and Function
In your notes draw figures showing endocytosis and write a paragraph comparing three types of endocytosis: pinocytosis, phagocytosis, receptor-mediated endocytosis.
During pinocytosis the unit membrane simply folds inward forming small vesicles containing extracellular fluid which may merge together forming a water vacuole.
Water vacuoles store water soluble molecules and provide a means for the cell to control its turgidity (tightness of a cell due to the taking up of water).
www.lions.odu.edu /~knesius/miniunits/beta/beta05.htm   (490 words)

 Plasma Membrane1
Endocytosis - Provides brief introductions to endocytosis, phagocytosis, and pinocytosis.
Transport of Large Molecules - Discusses transportation of molecules through endocytosis and exocytosis.
Bruce L. Granger, Sarah J. Warwood, and Donald E. Burgess - Discusses work that they have done on endocytosis in a protozoan parasite that causes the venereal disease: Tritrichomonal foetus.
darwin.nmsu.edu /~molbio/cell/PM.html   (1098 words)

 pinocytosis - OneLook Dictionary Search
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pinocytosis : Encarta® World English Dictionary, North American Edition [home, info]
Phrases that include pinocytosis: pinocytosis of small fluid droplets
www.onelook.com /?w=pinocytosis   (156 words)

 Exocytosis vs Pinocytosis
Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 2:38 pm    Post subject: Exocytosis vs Pinocytosis
The action of alpha-cell secreting glucagon is called exocytosis or pinocytosis?
They secrete glucagon by exocytosis, but they can ingest dissolved substances by pynocytosis.
www.biology-online.org /biology-forum/about5970.html   (189 words)

 Endocytosis and Signal Transduction: Basic Science Update -- Liu and Shapiro 5 (2): 117 -- Biological Research For ...
Several specific forms of pinocytosis have been identified that
Key Words: pinocytosis &#149; phagocytosis •; receptor • clathrin • caveolin • endosome &#149; lysosome
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 Energy Citations Database (ECD) - Energy and Energy-Related Bibliographic Citations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Energy Citations Database (ECD) Document #4489484 - Quantitative estimation of pinocytosis using radioactive colloidal gold
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Quantitative estimation of pinocytosis using radioactive colloidal gold
www.osti.gov /energycitations/product.biblio.jsp?osti_id=4489484   (111 words)

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