coated pit

id: GO:0005905
name: coated pit
namespace: cellular_component
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: A part of the endomembrane system in the form of an invagination of a membrane upon which a clathrin coat forms, and that can be converted by vesicle budding into a clathrin-coated vesicle. Coated pits form on the plasma membrane, where they are involved in receptor-mediated selective transport of many proteins and other macromolecules across the cell membrane, in the trans-Golgi network, and on some endosomes.

Parent Functions

GO:0044425membrane part