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Keyword - Exocytosis (KW-0268)

Definition

Protein involved in exocytosis, a process by which a material is transported out of a cell using a vesicle that first engulfs the material and then is extruded through an opening in the cell membrane. The exocyst protein complex plays an important role in exocytosis by directing exocytic vesicles to their precise sites of fusion in the plasma membrane.

Synonyms

  • Vesicle exocytosis

Category

Biological process

GOi

exocytosis [ GO:0006887 ]

Graphical

ExocytosisBiological process
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