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Multivesicular Bodies MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Multivesicular Bodies
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Scope Note
Endosomes containing intraluminal vesicles which are formed by the inward budding of the endosome membrane. Multivesicular bodies (MVBs) may fuse with other organelles such as LYSOSOMES or fuse back with the PLASMA MEMBRANE releasing their contents by EXOCYTOSIS. The MVB intraluminal vesicles released into the extracellular environment are known as EXOSOMES.
Entry Term(s)
Endosomal Carrier Vesicles
Multi-Vesicular Bodies
Public MeSH Note
2010; see ENDOSOMES 2009
History Note
2010; use ENDOSOMES 2009
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Multivesicular Bodies Preferred
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