Figure 13-53. The two distinct early endosomal compartments in an epithelial cell.

Figure 13-53The two distinct early endosomal compartments in an epithelial cell

The basolateral and the apical domains of the plasma membrane communicate with separate early endosomal compartments. But endocytosed molecules from both domains that do not contain signals for recycling or transcytosis meet in a common late endosomal compartment before being digested in lysosomes.

From: Transport into the Cell from the Plasma Membrane: Endocytosis

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