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Coat Proteins

The image shows the inner face of a cell membrane with numerous budding structures, each one surrounded by coat proteins. What process is going on, and what is the role of the coat proteins?


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They are clathrin coated pits. What are "coated pits?" They are specialised regions of the cell membrane coated with the protein clathrin. These pits are the entry route for macromolecules and viruses bound by cell surface receptors. The pits are then ...