Talk:Endocytosis

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Endocytosis vs phagocytosis[edit]

As far as I know, endocytosis and phagocytosis are two separated ways of intake of matter, not the one being the form of another. Phagocytosis is active, mediated by pseudopodia, while endocytosis is not. --Eleassar777 23:35, 5 Feb 2005 (UTC) No phagocytosis is a form of endocytosis and other forms of endocytosis are activeHarvey McMahon 09:22, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

UK standards?[edit]

Hm...I'm confused again. Acording to a As-level textbook, "Biology 1" endorsed by OCR, phagocytosis is only restricted to phagocyte engulfing a pathogen. Other cells "eating" other materials are referred as endocytosis. Why is that? Cherubfish 17:12, 14 May 2006 (UTC)

Endo/Excocytosis[edit]

Also i'm not sure (being a relatively new student) but isn't it also true that exo and endocytosis happen by fairly unconnected mechanisms? So it isn't really true to call them opposites. -Unknown

The molecular mechanisms that control endo and exocytosis can indeed be different. However here what is meant is that the function of endocytosis is the opposite of that of exocytosis. -Unknown — Preceding unsigned comment added by 134.36.64.135 (talk) 13:37, 6 December 2012 (UTC)