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Phagosome proteomes open the way to a better understanding of phagosome function

Gareth Griffiths1* and Luis Mayorga2

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1 Cell Biology Program, EMBL, Meyerhofstrasse, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany

2 IHEM (U.N. Cuyo-CONICET), Casilla de Correo, Mendoza, 5500, Argentina

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Genome Biology 2007, 8:207  doi:10.1186/gb-2007-8-3-207

Published: 15 March 2007

Abstract

Phagocytic cells take up microbes and other particles into membrane-bounded organelles called phagosomes. Studies on the protein and lipid composition of model phagosomes containing latex beads are the first step in a systems-biology approach to understanding how these organelles function.