Dipannita Dutta

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Clathrin independent endocytosis (CIE) is a form of endocytosis present in all cells that mediates the entry of nutrients, macromolecules and membrane proteins into cells. When compared to clathrin-dependent endocytosis (CDE), however, much less is known about the machinery involved in forming CIE endosomes. One way to distinguish CIE from CDE has been to(More)
We discuss here the variety of approaches that have been taken to inhibit different forms of endocytosis. Typically, both non-specific and specific chemical inhibitors of endocytosis are tried in order to “classify” entry of a new plasma membrane protein into one of the various types of endocytosis. This classification can be confirmed through genetic(More)
Clathrin-mediated endocytosis (CME) and clathrin-independent endocytosis (CIE) co-exist in most cells but little is known about their communication and coordination. Here we show that when CME was inhibited, endocytosis by CIE continued but endosomal trafficking of CIE cargo proteins was altered. CIE cargo proteins that normally traffic directly into(More)
Endocytosis is a fundamental process that cells use to remove receptors, extracellular material, plasma membrane proteins and lipids from the cell surface. After entry into cells, the cargo proteins are subsequently trafficked to late endosomes and lysosomes for degradation, to the Golgi complex, or to recycling endosomes for return to the plasma membrane.(More)
The dynamics of membrane fusion, fission, cargo sorting and organelle maturation in endosomal membrane systems is regulated by Rab and Arf small G proteins. Defining the regulators, effectors and sites of action for each Rab and Arf will enhance our understanding of how endocytic membrane traffic is orchestrated and functions in differentiated cell types.(More)
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