What are endosomes and phagosomes?

Asked by Partharoy12345 | 8th Jul, 2014, 10:36: PM

Expert Answer:

Endosomes are smooth sac within the cell that is present in membrane transport pathway. They regulate the entry and exit of proteins and lipids among subcellular compartments of the secretory and endocytic pathway.
A phagosome is a membrane-bound vesicle that holds foreign matter. It is formed through a process called phagocytosis, where the cell membrane folds inward and envelops foreign material such as bacteria.

Answered by Sivanand Patnaik | 9th Jul, 2014, 08:31: AM