Meaning of exocytotic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌɛksəʊsʌɪˈtɒtɪk/



See exocytosis

‘Release of neurotransmitters and hormones from cells involves exocytotic fusion of secretory vesicles with the plasma membrane.’
  • ‘In addition to factors regulating the fusion of exocytotic vesicles with the plasma membrane, postfusion events have attracted broad scientific interest.’
  • ‘Can similar conformational transitions occur in vivo, for example, during exocytotic swelling of secretory granules or in a stretched fibronectin matrix?’
  • ‘Hormones are released from neuroendocrine cells by passing through an exocytotic pore that forms after vesicle and plasma membrane fusion.’
  • ‘Although the mechanisms of acidification remain uncertain, the idea that pH changes may facilitate secretion by affecting exocytotic proteins, making them more fusogenic, has also been considered.’