membrane-bound protein


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membrane-bound protein

, membrane protein
A protein that is part of a cell membrane and acts as a receptor for substances transported in extracellular fluid or as an agent that mediates the transport of chemicals into or out of the cell.
See also: protein
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We believe the GPCR consortium provides a strong platform to facilitate pharma and academic collaboration to advance understanding of this therapeutically important class of membrane-bound proteins.
The text has been revised throughout to reflect developments in the field over the past decade, including new material on cryo-electron microscopy, nucleic acid structure, and the interactions between proteins and nucleic acids, and expanded discussion of protein folding and the structure of membrane-bound proteins.
Nicastrin then guides membrane-bound proteins to the active area of gamma-secretase, which then splits the proteins.
As all components of the AC activation pathway (GPCR-s, G-proteins, and AC) are membrane-bound proteins, the signal transduction has to function also in cell membrane preparations.
In many applications, cells are collected for further downstream processing, such as viral vector harvest, membrane-bound proteins, or intracellular proteins to maximize product yield.
Made possible by funding from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and Goteborg University, the system will allow researchers to examine membrane-bound proteins as well as field-dependent relaxation measurements for the study of protein dynamics.

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