Die Endozytose – ein zellulärer Aufnahmeweg mit vielfältigen Funktionen


The plasma membrane harbors a specific set of transmembrane proteins which enable diverse cellular functions such as nutrient uptake, ion homeostasis and cellular signaling. The surface levels of these proteins
need to be dynamically regulated to allow for plastic changes in cellular behaviour e. g. upon cell stress or during neuronal communication. Endocytosis is a powerful mechanism for quickly adapting the surface proteome via protein internalization. Here, I discuss how endocytosis contributes to brain function and counteracts cell stress.