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Reciprocally

reciprocally

1. In a reciprocal manner; so that each affects the other, and is equally affected by it; interchangeably; mutually. These two particles to reciprocally affect each other with the same force. (Bentley)

2. (Science: mathematics) In the manner of reciprocals.

(Science: mathematics) Reciprocally proportional, proportional, as two variable quantities, so that the one shall have a constant ratio to the reciprocal of the other.


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lateral movement of proteins in lipid bilayer

... the size, can cross the whole membrane (think channels for example) but they cannot invert the side that is facing out with the one facing in and reciprocally. Basically because the extremity popinting out are hydrophilic and cannot cross the hydrophobic membrane.

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by canalon
Sun Aug 03, 2008 1:21 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: lateral movement of proteins in lipid bilayer
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