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n. pl. ex·o·cy·to·ses (-sēz′)
A process of cellular secretion or excretion in which substances contained in vesicles are discharged from the cell by fusion of the vesicular membrane with the outer cell membrane.

ex′o·cy·tose′ (-tōs′) v.
ex′o·cy·tot′ic (-tŏt′ĭk) adj.


(ˌɛksəʊsaɪˈtɒtɪk) or


of, relating to or characterized by exocytosis
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90) Using inhibitors of clathrin-dependent endocytosis and ER-Golgi-dependent exocytotic protein translocation, we further demonstrated that the turnover of TRPA1 proteins in the plasma membrane is actively maintained to regulate TRPA1 activity in normoxia and hypoxia, and that the inhibition of PHDs by DMOG decelerates their internalization (Fig.
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1 channels control multivesicular release by relying on their distance from exocytotic Ca2+ sensors at rat cerebellar granule cells.
Different SNAREs partition in different domains with different degrees of overlap in the plasma membrane where they catalyze the final membrane fusion steps of various exocytotic pathways.
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Regulation of the expression of components of the exocytotic machinery of insulin-secreting cells by microRNAs.
A further elaboration of the concept that cnidocytes contain the machinery of chemical synapses is the understanding that cnidocyte discharge is an exocytotic process.
This process operates continuously and independently of exocytotic catecholamine release, providing an advantage for measurements of metanephrines during diagnosis of tumors that release catecholamines episodically or in low amounts (Fig.
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6) The possibilities include stimulation of opioid-specific receptors ([mu], [delta], [kappa]), which according to their cell expression, could generate direct effects on the intracellular mechanisms that regulate transmission inside the cell through exocytotic vesicles.
All CNTs cleave the specific family of proteins integral to the exocytotic process [the soluble N-ethyl-maleimide-sensitive fusion (NSF) protein attachment receptor (SNARE) proteins] 1[degrees] and block neurotransmitter release and neurosecretion.
2+] levels in mast cell provides an indispensable and ubiquitous mechanism for exocytotic release of granules upon FceRI aggregation (Nishida et al.