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Coated Pits, Cell-Membrane

Specialized regions of the cell membrane composed of pits coated with a bristle covering made of the protein CLATHRIN. These pits are the entry route for macromolecules bound by cell surface receptors. The pits are then internalized into the cytoplasm to form the COATED VESICLES.

Year introduced: 1991(1983)

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Tree Number(s): A11.

MeSH Unique ID: D003034

Entry Terms:

  • Coated Pits, Cell Membrane
  • Bristle-Coated Pits
  • Bristle Coated Pits
  • Bristle-Coated Pit
  • Pit, Bristle-Coated
  • Pits, Bristle-Coated
  • Cell-Membrane Coated Pits
  • Cell Membrane Coated Pits
  • Cell-Membrane Coated Pit
  • Coated Pit, Cell-Membrane
  • Pit, Cell-Membrane Coated
  • Pits, Cell-Membrane Coated

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