caveolin

noun
cav·​e·​o·​lin | \ ˌka-vē-ˈō-lən How to pronounce caveolin (audio) \

Medical Definition of caveolin

: any of several membrane proteins that are the major structural components of caveolae The shape and structural organization of caveolae are conferred by caveolin, a dimeric protein that binds cholesterol …— Sean D. Conner et al., Nature, 6 Mar. 2003

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“Caveolin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/caveolin. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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