clathrin

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clathrin

[′klath·rən]
(cell and molecular biology)
A protein that forms a lattice-shaped coating, through the assembly of subunits called triskelions, on the cytosolic side of membrane regions called coated pits during the initial stages of receptor-mediated endocytosis. Invagination of the pit results in a clathrin-coated vesicle.
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1) These ovoid bodies were also present in preparations of coated vesicles that had been treated with 2 M urea to remove clathrin triskelions, suggesting that the bodies were more stable than the coated vesicles.

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