Term Information [More information on caveola]

Accession
GO:0005901
Name
caveola
Ontology
cellular_component
Synonyms
alt. id: GO:0016599
caveolae, caveolar membrane
Definition
A membrane raft that forms small pit, depression, or invagination that communicates with the outside of a cell and extends inward, indenting the cytoplasm and the cell membrane. Examples include flask-shaped invaginations of the plasma membrane in adipocytes associated with caveolin proteins, and minute pits or incuppings of the cell membrane formed during pinocytosis. Caveolae may be pinched off to form free vesicles within the cytoplasm. Source: GOC:mah, ISBN:0721662544, PMID:16645198
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History
See term history for GO:0005901 at QuickGO
Subset
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Ancestors of caveola (GO:0005901)
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caveola [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cellular_component (GO:0005575)
caveola [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cell (GO:0005623)
caveola [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cell part (GO:0044464)
caveola [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) membrane (GO:0016020)
caveola [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cell periphery (GO:0071944)
caveola [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) membrane part (GO:0044425)
caveola [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) whole membrane (GO:0098805)
caveola [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) membrane region (GO:0098589)
caveola [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) plasma membrane (GO:0005886)
caveola [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) membrane microdomain (GO:0098857)
caveola [is_a relation] is_a  plasma membrane part (GO:0044459)
caveola [is_a relation] is_a  membrane raft (GO:0045121)
caveola [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) plasma membrane region (GO:0098590)
caveola [is_a relation] is_a  plasma membrane raft (GO:0044853)
Children of caveola (GO:0005901)
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caveola neck (GO:0099400) [part_of relation] part_of  caveola
caveolar macromolecular signaling complex (GO:0002095) [part_of relation] part_of  caveola
flotillin complex (GO:0016600) [part_of relation] part_of  caveola
Wikipedia
Caveolae