clathrin-coated vesicle

a transport vesicle having a clathrin coat, involved in the transport of products from the Golgi complex to lysosomes, the transport of molecules taken up by endocytosis, and the retrieval of synaptic vesicle membrane following neurotransmitter release.

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  • coated vesicle — Cell Biol. a clathrin covered vesicle that forms from the closure of a coated pit, engulfing the ligand receptor complex in endocytosis. * * * …   Universalium

  • coated vesicle — Cell Biol. a clathrin covered vesicle that forms from the closure of a coated pit, engulfing the ligand receptor complex in endocytosis …   Useful english dictionary

  • coated vesicle — Vesicle formed as an invagination of the plasma membrane (a coated pit), and that is surrounded by a basket of clathrin. Associated with receptor mediated pinocytosis and receptor recycling …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Clathrin — clathrin, light polypeptide (Lca) Identifiers Symbol CLTA Entrez 1211 HUGO …   Wikipedia

  • clathrin — The principal constituent of a polyhedral protein lattice that coats eukaryotic cell membranes (vesicles) and coated pits and appears to be involved in protein secretion. This protein also occurs in synaptic vesicles. [L. clathri, lattice] * * * …   Medical dictionary

  • coated pit — Cell Biol. a clathrin lined depression in the outer surface of a cell membrane, formed of receptors and their specific ligands, that becomes a coated vesicle upon endocytosis. * * * …   Universalium

  • coated pit — Cell Biol. a clathrin lined depression in the outer surface of a cell membrane, formed of receptors and their specific ligands, that becomes a coated vesicle upon endocytosis …   Useful english dictionary

  • clathrin — Protein composed of 3 heavy chains (180 kD) and 3 light chains (34 and 36 kD), that forms the basketwork of triskelions around a coated vesicle. There are two genes for light chains, each of which can generate two distinct transcripts by tissue… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • clathrin — /klath rin/, n. Cell Biol. a basketlike network of protein molecules that forms on the cell membrane in response to the attachment of ligands to receptors and becomes the inside surface of the coated vesicle during endocytosis. [prob. CLATHR(ATE) …   Universalium

  • clathrin — /klath rin/, n. Cell Biol. a basketlike network of protein molecules that forms on the cell membrane in response to the attachment of ligands to receptors and becomes the inside surface of the coated vesicle during endocytosis. [prob. CLATHR(ATE) …   Useful english dictionary

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