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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Such methodology is just starting to be applied to peripheral membrane proteins such as RalA.
The collection is distinguished by its treatment of large membrane-embedded domains, proteins from extremophiles, peripheral membrane proteins, and protein fragments.

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