Term Information

Accession
GO:0006907
Name
pinocytosis
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
fluid-phase endocytosis, single-organism pinocytosis, clathrin-independent pinocytosis
Alternate IDs
GO:0006908, GO:1902536
Definition
An endocytosis process that results in the uptake of liquid material by cells from their external environment; literally 'cell drinking'. Liquid is enclosed in vesicles, called pinosomes, formed by invagination of the plasma membrane. Source: ISBN:0198506732
Comment
None
History
See term history for GO:0006907 at QuickGO
Subset
None
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Parents of pinocytosis (GO:0006907)
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pinocytosis [is_a relation] is_a  endocytosis (GO:0006897)
Children of pinocytosis (GO:0006907)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
micropinocytosis (GO:0044350) [is_a relation] is_a  pinocytosis
regulation of pinocytosis (GO:0048548) [RO:0002211 relation] RO:0002211  pinocytosis
macropinocytosis (GO:0044351) [is_a relation] is_a  pinocytosis
negative regulation of pinocytosis (GO:0048550) [RO:0002212 relation] RO:0002212  pinocytosis
positive regulation of pinocytosis (GO:0048549) [RO:0002213 relation] RO:0002213  pinocytosis
Wikipedia
Pinocytosis