clathrin complex

id: GO:0071439
name: clathrin complex
namespace: cellular_component
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: A protein complex that consists of three clathrin heavy chains and three clathrin light chains, organized into a symmetrical three-legged structure called a triskelion. In clathrin-coated vesicles clathrin is the main component of the coat and forms a polymeric mechanical scaffold on the vesicle surface.

Parent Functions

GO:0043234protein complex
GO:0044425membrane part
GO:0044444cytoplasmic part