integral membrane protein
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integral membrane protein[¦int·i·grəl ′mem‚brān ‚prō‚tēn]
(cell and molecular biology)
A protein that is firmly anchored in the plasma membrane via interactions between its hydrophobic domains and the membrane phospholipids. Also known as intrinsic protein.
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