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Clathrin-coated Vesicles and Receptor-mediated Endocytosis

  1. Mark Marsh

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0000555



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Marsh, M. 2001. Clathrin-coated Vesicles and Receptor-mediated Endocytosis. eLS. .

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  1. University College London, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001


Receptor-mediated endocytosis (RME) is the highly efficient uptake of extracellular molecules into cells in membrane-bound vesicles formed by invagination of the plasma membrane. RME frequently occurs through clathrin-coated vesicles.


  • clathrin;
  • coated pits;
  • endocytosis;
  • endocytic pathway;
  • adaptors