Cells 2021 Jun 12;10(6). Epub 2021 Jun 12.
Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA.
Trogocytosis is the intercellular transfer of membrane and membrane-associated molecules. This underappreciated process has been described in a variety of biological settings including neuronal remodeling, fertilization, viral and bacterial spread, and cancer, but has been most widely studied in cells of the immune system. Trogocytosis is performed by multiple immune cell types, including basophils, macrophages, dendritic cells, neutrophils, natural killer cells, B cells, γδ T cells, and CD4 and CD8 αβ T cells. Read More