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caveolin

noun cav·e·o·lin \ ˌka-vē-ˈō-lən \

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.Nature6 Mar. 2003

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