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Keyword Cell membrane

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Definition

Protein found in or associated with the cytoplasmic membrane, a selectively permeable membrane which separates the cytoplasm from its surroundings. Known as the cell inner membrane in prokaryotes with 2 membranes.

Synonyms

  • Cytoplasmic membrane
  • Plasma membrane
  • Plasmalemma

Category

Cellular component

GOi

plasma membrane [ GO:0005886 ]

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Cellular componentCell membraneMembrane