Membrane protein facts for kids
Membrane proteins perform a variety of functions vital to the survival of organisms:
- Membrane receptor proteins relay signals between the cell's internal and external environments.
- Membrane transport proteins move molecules and ions across the membrane.
- Membrane enzymes have many activities.
- Cell adhesion molecules allow cells to identify each other and interact. For example proteins involved in immune response.
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