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Cellular component Extracellular space

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DefinitionThe extracellular space is the space outside of the cell membrane but part of a multicellular organism. The term is typically used for a secreted protein that remains associated with the cell, e.g. as part of the extracellular matrix. It is not used for a protein that is secreted into the blood stream (or other body fluids) of eukaryotic, multicellular organisms, such as insulin or fibroblast growth factors.
Synonyms Intercellular space
Category› Cellular component
GOextracellular space [ GO:0005615 ]
Graphical Extracellular spaceSecreted