2. Clathrin-Coated Pits

  1. Ivan R. Nabi
  1. James R. Thieman and
  2. Linton M. Traub

Published Online: 31 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118015759.ch2

Cellular Domains

Cellular Domains

How to Cite

Thieman, J. R. and Traub, L. M. (2011) Clathrin-Coated Pits, in Cellular Domains (ed I. R. Nabi), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118015759.ch2

Editor Information

  1. Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences, Life Sciences Institute, University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada

Author Information

  1. Department of Cell Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 1 AUG 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470595442

Online ISBN: 9781118015759



  • clathrin-coated pits, morphologically discernible - invaginations of small regions;
  • clathrin-coated structures on TGN and endosomes - resembling clathrin-coated pit domains;
  • clathrin-coated pit organization, functional implications - constructing clathrin-coated pits


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definition

  • Historical Perspective

  • Molecular Components of Clathrin-Coated Pits and Vesicles

  • Functional Implications of Clathrin-Coated pit Organization

  • Abbreviations

  • References