Need tension relief fast? Try caveolae

Cell. 2011 Feb 4;144(3):323-4. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2011.01.018.


Caveolae are protein-driven membrane invaginations that regulate both the physical and chemical composition of the plasma membrane. Sinha et al. (2011) now show that caveolae are membrane reservoirs that are used to rapidly buffer against changes in membrane tension.

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