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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The apical membrane antigen (AMA-1) is expressed at the apical surface of merozoites and sporozoites during infection, previously named immunogenic type 1 integral protein, plays an important role in hepatocyte and erythrocyte invasion (Hodder et al., 2001; Silvie et al., 2004).
58-69) investigates the distribution of two insect-specific aquaporins, the Pyrocoelia rufa integral protein (PRIP)- and Drosophila intrinsic protein (DRIP)-like channels, in ovarian follicles of the silk moth Bombyx mori.
MAN1, an integral protein of the inner nuclear membrane, binds Smad2 and Smad3 and antagonizes transforming growth factor-beta signaling.
A unique caleosin serving as the major integral protein in oil bodies isolated from Chlorella sp.
In physiological conditions, troponin C (TnC) and TnI along with troponin T (TnT) form an integral protein, designated as troponin complex.
These two types of vacuoles can be differentiated by their morphology as well as differential localization of marker proteins such as [Alpha]-tonoplast integral protein (Hoh et al., 1995).
Abbreviations: AQP, aquaporin; ar/R, aromatic-arginine selectivity filter; Arg, arginine; ATP, adenosine triphosphate; BIB, big brain; Eglp, entomoglyceroporin; Ga, billions of years ago; GIP, GlpF-like intrinsic protein; Glp, aquaglyceroporin; HGT, horizontal gene transfer; HIP, hybrid intrinsic protein; His, histidine; Leu, leucine; LHIP, Lygus hesperus integral protein-like channel; NIP, plant nodulin 26-like integral protein; NPA, asparagine-proline-alanine; NPC, asparagine-proline-cysteine; PIP, plasma membrane intrinsic protein; RPIP, Rhodnius prolixus integral protein-like channel; SIP, small basic intrinsic protein; TIP, plant tonoplast intrinsic protein; TMD, transmembrane domain; Trp, tryptophan; XIP, X intrinsic protein; WGD, whole genome duplication.
antarctica AQPs show high homology with AQPs in other insect species (data not shown) and are classified into either DRIP, Pyrocoelia rufa integral proteins (PRIP), Big Brain proteins (BIB), Rhodnius prolixus integral proteins (RPIP), or Lygus hesperus integral protein (LHIP) subfamilies in the phylogenetic tree (Fabrick et al., 2014; Fig.
Using the antibodies that specifically recognize previously characterized AQPs, two water-specific subtypes--AQP-Bom1 and AQP-Bom3--belonging to the Drosophila integral protein (DRIP) and Pyrocoelia rufa integral protein (PRIP) subfamilies of the insect AQP clade, respectively, were identified in the developing ovaries of B.
Tzen, "Integral proteins in plant oil bodies," ISRNBotany, vol.
Hydrophobicity is characteristic feature of integral proteins such as PfCytochrome b.

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