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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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.

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