caveolin

noun

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

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“Caveolin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/caveolin. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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