Endosomal Compartment

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Definition

The endosomal compartment is a complex set of vesicles and tubules, of various sizes, extending from the cell periphery (early endosomes) to the peri-nuclear region (late endosomes). In the endocytic process, the endosomal compartment is the place where the ligand is dissociated from the receptor, and decisions are made about whether to destine the receptor for degradation or to recycle it to the cell surface; endocytosis

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