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Membranehost caveolaHost membraneHost endomembrane system

Definition

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.

Synonyms

Host caveolae
Host membrane microdomain
Host plasmalemmal vesicle

Category

› Cellular component

GOi

host caveola [ GO:0044155 ]