phagosome


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phagosome

 [fag´o-sōm]
a membrane-bound vesicle in a phagocyte containing the phagocytized material.

phag·o·some

(fag'ō-sōm),
A vesicle that forms around a particle (bacterial or other) within the phagocyte that engulfed it, separates from the cell membrane, and then fuses with and receives the contents of cytoplasmic granules (lysosomes), thus forming a phagolysosome in which digestion of the engulfed particle occurs.
[phago- + G. sōma, body]

phagosome

(făg′ə-sōm′)
n.
A membrane-bound vesicle found in a cell by an inward folding of the cell membrane to hold foreign matter taken into the cell by phagocytosis.

phag·o·some

(fag'ō-sōm)
A vesicle that forms around a particle (bacterial or other) within the phagocyte that engulfed it, separates from the cell membrane, then fuses with and receives the contents of cytoplasmic granules (lysosomes), thus forming a phagolysosome in which digestion of the engulfed particle occurs.
[phago- + G. sōma, body]

phagosome

The vacuole, formed within a PHAGOCYTE, that surrounds material that has been taken up by cell membrane invagination. A phagosome may fuse with a lysosome to provide digestive enzyme.
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When immune cells engulf microbes trapped by antibodies, they hold them inside special pouches called phagosomes. One way that the phagosomes then destroy microbes is to create a supply of superoxide anions, which starts a cascade of reactions that produces hydrogen peroxide and then more toxic molecules, such as hydroxyl radical and hypohalous acid.
Moreover, many phagosomes and big vacuoles were present (Figure 3(a)).
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For example, the recruitment of Sym32 homologs from plasma membranes to the symbiosome during early stages of symbiosome formation (Ganot et al, 2011) or the sequential addition of Rab GTPases during phagosome maturation (Chen et al, 2004, 2005; Hong et al, 2009a) may not involve transcriptional changes, but they would potentially be detectable by proteomic analysis of symbiosomes.
Phagosome formation and localization of signaling proteins were studied by immunostaining with fluorescent antibodies followed by confocal microscopy.
(26) Once inside, they escape within minutes from the phagosome into the cytosol, and avoid destruction by lysosomal attack.
In addition, metabolic pathways (p = 0.008), PI3K-Akt signaling pathway (p = 0.016), tryptophan metabolism (p = 0.015), phagosome (p = 0.044), and steroid hormone biosynthesis (p = 0.019) were identified.
Among the top 20 enriched KEGG terms, lysosome, endocytosis, and phagosome were relevant to autophagy which is a catabolic process involving the degradation of dysfunctional cellular components by lysosomal systems [33].
However, we cannot rule out that other mechanisms such as fusion of granules containing antimicrobial effectors with the Mtb phagosome could be altered in H37Rv-infected PMN exposed to M-CM.
In the macrophage phagosome, the reaction between nitric oxide (NO*) and superoxide anion ([sup.*-][O.sub.2]) occurs at diffusion-controlled rates to form peroxynitrite (ONO[O.sup.-]) (see equation (4)) [39], which reacts with [H.sub.2][O.sub.2] to produce singlet oxygen (see equation (5)) [40].