Clathrin

Clathrin is a protein that plays a major role in the formation of coated vesicles.


(above). Cytoplasmic face of the plasma membrane, prepared using a rapid freeze, deep etch, rotary shadowing method. Note the flat clathrin lattices, consisting mainly of hexagons, and the rounder, deeply invaginated clathrin-coated pits, consisting of pentagons as well as hexagons. Electron micrograph courtesy of Dr. John Heuser. (link)

Image from nature.com (link)

Other similar posts
This entry was posted in Cells and tagged , , , , .