adaptins

adaptins

[ə′dap·tins]
(cell and molecular biology)
Peripheral membrane proteins that play an important role in the assembly of clathrin-coated vesicles in the trans-Golgi network and plasma membrane during receptor-mediated endocytosis.
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The clathrin adaptor AP-2 is a heterotetrameric complex formed by [alpha], [beta]2, [mu]2, and [sigma]2 adaptin subunits and has critical functions in the assembly and recruitment of cargo proteins to clathrin-coated pits.
In TGN, coat proteins, including AP-1 adaptin, form clathrin-coated pits and then transport vesicles to endosome.