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Transmembrane protein

Definition
noun, plural: transmembrane proteins
A protein that spans the entire biological membrane.
Supplement
Transmembrane proteins may be classified in two major groups:

Word origin: L, comb. form of trāns (adv. and prep.) across, beyond, through + -membrane.
Acronym: TM.
See also: porin, ion channel.


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