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EndosomeLate endosome


Late endosomes are pleiomorphic with cisternal, tubular and multivesicular regions. They are found in juxtanuclear regions and concentrated at the microtubule organizing center. They are an important sorting station in the endocytic pathway. Recycling to the plasma membrane and to the Golgi occurs in late endosomes. More acidic than early endosomes they are also loaded more slowly in a range of 4 to 30 minutes depending on the cell type. They can be distinguished from lysosome for their enrichment in M6PR.


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Gene Ontology


late endosome [ GO:0005770 ]
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