caveolae


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caveolae

[kə′vē·ə·lē]
(cell and molecular biology)
Tiny indentations in the cell surface membrane which trap fluids during the process of micropinocytosis.
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Lo further explained, nano-particles of nano-medication, through caveolae, can enter the cytosol.
Ignition of calcium sparks in arterial and cardiac muscle through caveolae.
The nitric oxide molecule (NO) is produced predominantly in the caveolae, invaginations in the surface of the endothelial cells.
Endothelial nitric oxide synthase, caveolae and the development of atherosclerosis.
Recent data further suggest that membrane lipid rafts such as caveolae may play a major role in the regulation of PCB-induced inflammatory signaling in endothelial cells, as well as in protective mechanisms of dietary-derived polyphenols such as quercetin and the green tea catechin epigallocatechingallate (Majkova et al.
Conjugated linoleic acid alters caveolae phospholipid fatty acid composition and decreases caveolin-1 expression in MCF-7 breast cancer cells.
In the case we describe, tumor origin from smooth muscle cells was ruled out because neoplastic cells were negative for actin and desmin (10) and did not show ultrastructural features typical of smooth muscle differentiation (myofilaments with focal densities, attachment plaques, plasmalemmal caveolae, external lamina).
Schnitzer, Rapid mechanotransduction in situ at the luminal cell surface of vascular endothelium and its caveolae.
Closely associated with the subplasmalemmal densities are caveolae, which appear as round, light densities budding from the subplasmalemmal densities.
Loss of caveolae, vascular dysfunction and pulmonary defects in caveolin-1 gene-disrupted mice.
After introductory chapters on transmembrane signaling, they present 18 chapters describing methods for investigating membrane receptors and signaling, lipid raft and caveolae in transmembrane signaling, protein-protein interaction in transmembrane signaling, rho guanosine triphosphatases and reconstitution of signaling complexes, and genomics and proteomics.
These caveolae are rich in a protein known as caveolin-3.