The main structural coat protein of COATED VESICLES which play a key role in the intracellular transport between membranous organelles. Each molecule of clathrin consists of three light chains (CLATHRIN LIGHT CHAINS) and three heavy chains (CLATHRIN HEAVY CHAINS) that form a structure called a triskelion. Clathrin also interacts with cytoskeletal proteins. (mesh:D002966)



Synonym Reference Specificity
clathrin Exact
clathrin coat Exact

Incoming Relations

Identifier Name Relation
HGNC:2092 CLTC partof
HGNC:2090 CLTA partof
HGNC:2091 CLTB partof

Outgoing Relations

None available.