adjective Date: 1944 taking place or existing across a membrane <
a transmembrane protein

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  • transmembrane — 1. adjective a) traversing a cellular membrane b) of or pertaining to a transmembrane protein or segment 2. noun a transmembrane protein, or the transmembrane portion of a protein …   Wiktionary

  • transmembrane — Through or across a membrane. * * * trans·mem·brane ( )tran(t)s mem .brān, ( )tranz adj taking place, existing, or arranged from one side to the other of a membrane <a transmembrane potential> <transmembrane proteins> * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • transmembrane — ˌ adjective Etymology: trans + membrane : taking place, existing, or arranged from one side to the other of a membrane a transmembrane potential transmembrane proteins …   Useful english dictionary

  • transmembrane — /trans mem brayn, tranz /, adj. Biol. occurring across a membrane, as an electric potential or the transport of ions or gases. [1940 45; TRANS + MEMBRANE] * * * …   Universalium

  • transmembrane — trans·membrane …   English syllables

  • transmembrane — trans•mem•brane [[t]trænsˈmɛm breɪn, trænz [/t]] adj. phl cbl bio occurring across a membrane, as the transport of ions or gases • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • Transmembrane receptor — Transmembrane receptors are integral membrane proteins, which reside and operate typically within a cell s plasma membrane, but also in the membranes of some subcellular compartments and organelles. Binding to a signalling molecule or sometimes… …   Wikipedia

  • Transmembrane domain — usually denotes a single transmembrane alpha helix of a transmembrane protein. It is called a domain because an alpha helix in a membrane can be folded independently from the rest of the protein, similar to domains of water soluble proteins. More …   Wikipedia

  • Transmembrane protein — A transmembrane protein is a protein that spans the entire biological membrane. Transmembrane proteins aggregate and precipitate in water. They require detergents or nonpolar solvents for extraction, although some of them (beta barrels) can be… …   Wikipedia

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