Term Information

Accession
GO:0006887
Name
exocytosis
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
vesicle exocytosis, nonselective vesicle exocytosis
Alternate IDs
GO:0016194, GO:0016195
Definition
A process of secretion by a cell that results in the release of intracellular molecules (e.g. hormones, matrix proteins) contained within a membrane-bounded vesicle. Exocytosis can occur either by full fusion, when the vesicle collapses into the plasma membrane, or by a kiss-and-run mechanism that involves the formation of a transient contact, a pore, between a granule (for exemple of chromaffin cells) and the plasma membrane. The latter process most of the time leads to only partial secretion of the granule content. Exocytosis begins with steps that prepare vesicles for fusion with the membrane (tethering and docking) and ends when molecules are secreted from the cell. Source: ISBN:0716731363, GOC:mah, PMID:22323285
Comment
None
History
See term history for GO:0006887 at QuickGO
Subset
goslim_yeast
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Parents of exocytosis (GO:0006887)
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exocytosis [is_a relation] is_a  secretion by cell (GO:0032940)
exocytosis [BFO:0000051 relation] BFO:0000051  vesicle fusion to plasma membrane (GO:0099500)
exocytosis [is_a relation] is_a  vesicle-mediated transport (GO:0016192)
Children of exocytosis (GO:0006887)
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negative regulation of exocytosis (GO:0045920) [RO:0002212 relation] RO:0002212  exocytosis
phagosome maturation (GO:0090382) [BFO:0000051 relation] BFO:0000051  exocytosis
regulated exocytosis (GO:0045055) [is_a relation] is_a  exocytosis
vesicle-mediated transport to the plasma membrane (GO:0098876) [BFO:0000051 relation] BFO:0000051  exocytosis
constitutive secretory pathway (GO:0045054) [is_a relation] is_a  exocytosis
positive regulation of exocytosis (GO:0045921) [RO:0002213 relation] RO:0002213  exocytosis
regulation of exocytosis (GO:0017157) [RO:0002211 relation] RO:0002211  exocytosis
exocytic insertion of neurotransmitter receptor to plasma membrane (GO:0098881) [is_a relation] is_a  exocytosis
exocytic process (GO:0140029) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  exocytosis
exosomal secretion (GO:1990182) [is_a relation] is_a  exocytosis
Wikipedia
Exocytosis