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Endocytic/exocytic CELL MEMBRANE STRUCTURES rich in glycosphingolipids, cholesterol, and lipid-anchored membrane proteins that function in ENDOCYTOSIS (potocytosis), transcytosis, and SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION. Caveolae assume various shapes from open pits to closed vesicles. Caveolar coats are composed of CAVEOLINS.

Year introduced: 2001

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Tree Number(s): A11., A11., A11.284.430.214.190.875.190.880.180.160

MeSH Unique ID: D021941

Entry Terms:

  • Caveola
  • Caveolas

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