Caveolae: The FAQs

Traffic. 2020 Jan;21(1):181-185. doi: 10.1111/tra.12689. Epub 2019 Sep 9.


Caveolae are an abundant, but enigmatic, plasma membrane feature of vertebrate cells. In this brief commentary, the authors attempt to answer some key questions related to the formation and function of caveolae based on round-table discussions at the first EMBO Workshop on Caveolae held in France in May 2019.

Keywords: EHD2; caveolae; caveolins; cavins; endocytosis; lipodystrophy; membrane; muscular dystrophy.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Caveolae*
  • Caveolins*
  • Cell Membrane


  • Caveolins

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