Definition of Clathrin

1. Noun. (protein) A fibrous protein that forms a polyhedral coat on the surface of the coated pits and vesicles of cells during endocytosis ¹



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Medical Definition of Clathrin

1. Protein composed of 3 heavy chains (180 kD) and 3 light chains (34 and 36 kD), that forms the basketwork of triskelions around a coated vesicle. There are two genes for light chains, each of which can generate two distinct transcripts by tissue specific alternative splicing. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clathrin

clastogenesis
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clathrate
clathrate compound
clathrate crystal
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clathrin (current term)
clathrin adaptor proteins
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