A domain of clathrin that forms coats.

S. L. Schmid, A. K. Matsumoto, J. E. Rothman

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Triskelions, trimeric complexes of clathrin and associated light chains, are the assembly units of clathrin coats [Ungewickell, E. & Branton, D. (1981) Nature (London) 289, 420-422; Kirchhausen, T. & Harrison, S. C. (1981) Cell 23, 755-761]. We report here that triskelions whose outer arms have been removed by trypsin digestion retain the ability to be assembled into coats. These digested timers contain a 110,000 molecular weight domain of clathrin and lack intact light chains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-95
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1982

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