: a flask-shaped invagination of a cell's plasma membrane that is involved especially in endocytosis by pinching off and forming vesicles in the cytoplasm
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… clearly of benefit to pathogens, caveolae-dependent endocytosis does not feed into the lysosome pathway and does not result in the degradation of the contents of caveolar vesicles. — Jeoung-Sook Shin and Soman N. Abraham
: a flask-shaped invagination of the plasma membrane that is involved especially in endocytosis by pinching off and forming vesicles in the cytoplasmThese findings suggest that the virions entered the cell and were transported to the nucleus through caveolae.— Tina Petrogiannis-Haliotis et al., The New England Journal of Medicine
Caveolae are coated by proteins called caveolins and contain larger amounts of cholesterol and glycosphingolipids than the surrounding plasma membrane.