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Integral protein


noun, plural: integral proteins

A protein molecule or protein assembly permanently attached in biological membrane.


Two types of integral proteins are:

These proteins are firmly attached in the plasma membrane, with its hydrophobic component interacting with the phospholipids.

Also called: integral membrane protein or IMP

Synonym: intrinsic protein

Compare: peripheral membrane

See also: fluid mosaic model

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