peripheral membrane protein


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peripheral membrane protein

[pə¦rif·ə·rəl ′mem‚brān ‚prō‚tēn]
(cell and molecular biology)
A protein that is associated with the plasma membrane via electrostatic interactions with integral membrane proteins or membrane lipids. Also known as extrinsic protein.
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Vps26A protein is a component of the retromer complex which is a peripheral membrane protein complex.
VP40 is a peripheral membrane protein that regulates viral budding from the plasma membrane.
Such methodology is just starting to be applied to peripheral membrane proteins such as RalA.