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Clathrin-coated pitMembraneEndomembrane systemCoated pit

Definition

Coated pits are regions of the cell membrane specialized in receptor-mediated endocytosis. Their cytoplasmic surface is coated with a bristlelike structure made of clathrin. During the first steps of endocytosis, clathrin-coated pits are internalized to form clathrin-coated vesicles which transport proteins from organelle to organelle.

Synonyms

Category

› Cellular component

GOi

coated pit [ GO:0005905 ]