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Cell projection

Definition

A cell projection is a cell protrusion such as pseudopodium, filopodium, lamellipodium, growth cone, flagellum, acrosome, axon, or bacterial comet tail. These membrane-cytoskeleton-coupled processes are involved in many biological functions, such as cell motility, cancer-cell invasion, endocytosis, phagocytosis, exocytosis, pathogen infection, neurite extension and cytokinesis.

Synonyms

Cell protrusion

Category

› Cellular component

Keywords

Cell projection

Gene Ontology

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GOi

cell projection [ GO:0042995 ]
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