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A membrane-bound vesicle that is formed inside a cell by an inward folding of the cell membrane and that contains extracellular material ingested by phagocytosis.
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(Biology) biology a cavity or area within a cell in which matter is retained in the process of phagocytosis
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(ˈfæg əˌsoʊm)

a vacuole that contains the ingested matter of a phagocytic cell.
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Halle et al., "Silica crystals and aluminum salts activate the NALP3 inflammasome through phagosomal destabilization," Nature Immunology, vol.
Importantly, ESRR[alpha]-deficient macrophages show a decrease in phagosomal maturation and antimicrobial activity [64].
Pathogens that can resist the actions of these acids have resistance against phagosomal killing in macrophages [50].
Brucella suis-impaired specific recognition of phagosomes by lysosomes due to phagosomal membrane modifications.
equi interferes with phagosomal maturation and suppresses acidification of the phagosome to prevent the formation of phagolysosomes [6, 35].
Hugues et al., "NOX2 controls phagosomal pH to regulate antigen processing during crosspresentation by dendritic cells," Cell, vol.
It has been demonstrated that pyroptosis has an important role in inflammatory immune diseases, and reactive oxygen species (ROS), [K.sup.+] efflux, and phagosomal destabilization are involved in the mechanism of caspase-1-dependent pyroptosis [14,15].
abortus is phagocytized by neutrophils or macrophages, T4SS is induced by virB proteins (Foulongne et al., 2000; Comerci et al., 2001) and phagosomal acidification, which can lead to the translocation of effector proteins into host cytosol (Boschiroli et al., 2002).
prowazekii initially enters a host cell through induced phagocytosis, the rickettsia lyses the phagosomal membrane and generally grows to large numbers in the cytoplasm before eventually killing the host cell and spreading to other cells (Bechah et al.
(68) In particular, these receptors mediate internalization of trypanosomatid through phagocytosis required for initiating the immune response by phagosomal maturation to kill the parasite followed by antigen presentation.
Cytochemical demonstration of several enzymes associated with phagosomal processing of foreign material within hemocytes of Mercenaria mercenaria.
Silica crystals and aluminum salts mediate NALP-3 inflammasome activation via phagosomal destabilization.