Exceptions to cell membrane transport


I read that red blood cells cannot do endocytosis, is this true?
Are there any other cells that do not perform certain types of membrane transport?


Yes, red blood cells (erythrocytes) cannot perform endocytosis. This is primarily because mature mammalian red blood cells lack a nucleus and other organelles, such as the endoplasmic reticulum and the Golgi apparatus, which are necessary for the process of endocytosis.

In general, the ability of a cell to perform specific types of membrane transport is largely dictated by its structure, its organelles, and the specific functions it needs to carry out in the body.

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