Meaning of clathrin


Pronunciation: (klath'rin), [key]
— n. Cell Biol.
  1. a basketlike network of protein molecules that forms on the cell membrane in response to the attachment of ligands to receptors and becomes the inside surface of the coated vesicle during endocytosis.
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