membrane carrier


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membrane carrier

[′mem‚brān ‚kar·ē·ər]
(cell and molecular biology)
Any protein that facilitates the movement of small molecules across cell membranes.
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It is the case in Endocytosis, when membrane carriers budding from the plasma membrane need to be separated from the plasma membrane, in order to uptake external components needed for the cell life.

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