coated vesicle


coated vesicle
Vesicle formed as an invagination of the plasma membrane (a coated pit), and that is surrounded by a basket of clathrin. Associated with receptor-mediated pinocytosis and receptor recycling.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • coated vesicle — Cell Biol. a clathrin covered vesicle that forms from the closure of a coated pit, engulfing the ligand receptor complex in endocytosis …   Useful english dictionary

  • COP-coated vesicle — a transport vesicle having a COP (coat protein) coat; COPI coated vesicles transport cargo within the Golgi complex and from the Golgi complex to the endoplasmic reticulum, while COPII coated vesicles transport cargo from the endoplasmic… …   Medical dictionary

  • clathrin-coated vesicle — a transport vesicle having a clathrin coat, involved in the transport of products from the Golgi complex to lysosomes, the transport of molecules taken up by endocytosis, and the retrieval of synaptic vesicle membrane following neurotransmitter… …   Medical dictionary

  • coated pit — First stage in the formation of a coated vesicle …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • coated pit — Cell Biol. a clathrin lined depression in the outer surface of a cell membrane, formed of receptors and their specific ligands, that becomes a coated vesicle upon endocytosis. * * * …   Universalium

  • coated pit — Cell Biol. a clathrin lined depression in the outer surface of a cell membrane, formed of receptors and their specific ligands, that becomes a coated vesicle upon endocytosis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vesicle (biology and chemistry) — Scheme of a simple vesicle (liposome). A vesicle is a bubble of liquid within another liquid, a supramolecular assembly made up of many different molecules. More technically, a vesicle is a small membrane enclosed sack that can store or transport …   Wikipedia

  • Vesicle (biology) — A vesicle is a small bubble of liquid within a cell. A more formal definition in cell biology, would be that a vesicle is a relatively small, intracellular, membrane enclosed sac that stores or transports substances. Vesicles form naturally… …   Wikipedia

  • Vesicle — In dermatology, a vesicle is a small blister, as on the skin. Vesicles also occur on the mucous membranes, such as the buccal mucosa (the lining of the mouth). Vesicles are less than .5 centimeters in diameter.In anatomy, a vesicle is any small… …   Medical dictionary


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