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EndosomeLate endosomeMultivesicular body

Definition

The multivesicular bodies are a type of late endosome containing internal vesicles formed following the inward budding of the outer endosomal membrane. The contents of the MVBs are then released into the lysosome lumen. The proteins found in the limiting membrane of MVBs are recycled to other compartments.

Synonyms

Corpuscula multivesicularis
ECV
Endosomal carrier vesicle
Multivesicular bodies
MVB

Category

› Cellular component

GOi

multivesicular body [ GO:0005771 ]