coated vesicle


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coated vesicle

[¦kōd·əd ′ves·ə·kəl]
(cell and molecular biology)
An intracellular structure formed by an invagination of the membrane surrounded by a cagelike protein coating.
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magna are the presence of dense tubular elements, coated vesicles, multivesicular bodies, and lysosomes in the basal cytoplasm.
To Kedersha's surprise, unstained ovoid objects appeared among her coated vesicles. Since some of the stain settled into furrows on top of the unexpected shapes, the negative staining revealed fine details of the exterior of these mysterious interlopers, including arches that reminded Rome and Kedersha of the ceilings in medieval cathedrals.
Sequentially the subjacent apical plasmatic membrane internalized those caveolae forming small coated vesicles into the apical cytoplasm, as firstly characterized (Goldstein et al.).