Biopolym. Cell. 2004; 20(5):440-442.
Short Communications
Theoretical model of endocytosis
1Timofeyeva E. V.
  1. Institute for Problems of Cryobiology and Cryomedicine, NAS of Ukraine
    23, Pereyaslavskaya Str., Kharkiv, Ukraine, 61015


The author formulates the main principles of an endocytosis' theoretical model, based on the idea of periodical changes in cell volume as a result of nonlinear biochemical reactions of integration-disintegration occurring in cytoplasm. On the basis of the endocytosis model proposed we have explained and predicted some mechanisms of this phenomenon.


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