Term Information [More information on macropinocytosis]

Accession
GO:0044351
Name
macropinocytosis
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
clathrin-independent pinocytosis
Definition
An endocytosis process that results in the uptake of liquid material by cells from their external environment by the 'ruffling' of the cell membrane to form heterogeneously sized intracellular vesicles called macropinosomes, which can be up to 5 micrometers in size. Source: PMID:14732047
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History
See term history for GO:0044351 at QuickGO
Subset
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Ancestors of macropinocytosis (GO:0044351)
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macropinocytosis [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) biological_process (GO:0008150)
macropinocytosis [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) localization (GO:0051179)
macropinocytosis [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) establishment of localization (GO:0051234)
macropinocytosis [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) transport (GO:0006810)
macropinocytosis [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) vesicle-mediated transport (GO:0016192)
macropinocytosis [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) endocytosis (GO:0006897)
macropinocytosis [is_a relation] is_a  pinocytosis (GO:0006907)
Children of macropinocytosis (GO:0044351)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
multi-organism macropinocytosis (GO:1902539) [is_a relation] is_a  macropinocytosis
single-organism macropinocytosis (GO:1902538) [is_a relation] is_a  macropinocytosis
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