Clathrin-coated pits are the major ports of entry into the cell and are responsible for the internalization of a variety of biologically important macromolecules. These transport intermediates form as a result of the co-ordinated assembly of a number of cytosolic proteins on to the membrane which results in specific cargo recruitment. We have used a variety of approaches including permeabilized cell assays and light and electron microscopy to identify and characterize the proteins and enzymes involved in coated vesicle formation.
Conference Article| June 01 2003
Clathrin-coated vesicle formation: a paradigm for coated-vesicle formation
E. Smythe 1
*Centre for Developmental Genetics, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, U.K.
†Division of Immunology and Cell Biology, Wellcome Trust Biocentre, University of Dundee, Dundee, U.K.
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Biochem Soc Trans (2003) 31 (3): 736–739.
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E. Smythe; Clathrin-coated vesicle formation: a paradigm for coated-vesicle formation. Biochem Soc Trans 1 June 2003; 31 (3): 736–739. doi: https://doi.org/10.1042/bst0310736
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