Clathrin-protein interactions

Traffic. 2002 Aug;3(8):513-20. doi: 10.1034/j.1600-0854.2002.30801.x.


There is a complex network of protein-protein and protein-lipid interactions that underlie clathrin-mediated vesicular traffic in all compartmentalized cells from yeast to man. Major progress has been made in the determination of the three-dimensional structures of many of the components. Recently, there has been an explosion in the identification and characterization of clathrin binding partners. This review integrates the structural and biochemical information that is currently available to present a unified view of how many clathrin binding partners interact with clathrin.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Animals
  • Binding Sites / genetics
  • Carrier Proteins / genetics
  • Carrier Proteins / metabolism*
  • Clathrin / chemistry
  • Clathrin / genetics
  • Clathrin / metabolism*
  • Clathrin-Coated Vesicles / metabolism
  • Endocytosis
  • HSC70 Heat-Shock Proteins
  • HSP70 Heat-Shock Proteins*
  • Humans
  • Models, Biological
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Protein Structure, Tertiary
  • Sequence Homology, Amino Acid


  • Carrier Proteins
  • Clathrin
  • HSC70 Heat-Shock Proteins
  • HSP70 Heat-Shock Proteins
  • HSPA8 protein, human