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High-Tech Movies Reveal Information Transfer Within Cells
Cell, 8 Feb. 2002

Dartmouth Medical School biochemists have devised a high-tech way to watch, in living color, how cells fuse, and what they have seen upends prior assumptions about the ways cell components transfer chemical information.

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Active Reading Questions

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    The article describes how materials are transported within cells inside membrane-bound compartments. According to your text, these membrane-bound compartments are called
    a) blebs.
    b) vesicles.
    c) mitochondria.
    d) transport proteins.
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    Specialized forms of endocytosis result from slightly different types of membrane interactions. Which of the following is a specialized form of endocytosis?
    a) pinocytosis
    b) receptor-mediated endocytosis
    c) phagocytosis
    d) all of the above
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    Your book describes how vesicles interact with the cell membrane during exocytosis. How does the model described in this article differ from the model of interactions described in your text?
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