Peripheral-membrane-protein meaning

(biochemistry) Any of a class of proteins that adhere only temporarily to the biological membrane with which they are associated.

2005 J. William Krause, "Krause's Essential Human Histology for Medical Students" - Page 8Peripheral membrane proteins can attach to the surface of the plasmalemma by ionic interactions with an integral protein, another peripheral membrane protein, or by interaction with the polar head groups of the phospholipids.

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