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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7 Peripheral Membrane Protein Production for Structural and Functional Studies
Unique in its coverage of "difficult" proteins with large membrane-embedded domains, proteins from extremophiles, peripheral membrane proteins, and protein fragments.
The collection is distinguished by its treatment of large membrane-embedded domains, proteins from extremophiles, peripheral membrane proteins, and protein fragments.