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MembraneHost caveolaHost membraneHost endomembrane system


The host caveola is a small (apparently) uncoated pit found mostly in the host cell membrane of many highly differentiated mammalian cells, such as adipocytes, endothelial cells and muscle cells. These flask-shaped invaginations are defined by the presence of caveolins and contains a subset of lipid-raft components, including cholesterol and sphingolipids.


Host caveolae
Host membrane microdomain
Host plasmalemmal vesicle


› Cellular component


host caveola [ GO:0044155 ]

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