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Transcytosis is the process by which various macromolecules are transported across the interior of a cell. Vesicles are employed to intake the macromolecules on one side of the cell, draw them through it, and eject them on the other side. While transcytosis is most commonly observed in cells of an epithelium, the process is also present elsewhere. Blood capillaries are a well-known site for transcytosis, though it occurs in other cells, including neurons and intestinal cells.

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