integral membrane protein

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A protein that is firmly anchored in a membrane, either because it has a hydrophobic domain that preferentially associates with the inner region of the membrane, or because of post-translational modification with hydrophobic residues (e.g. a GPI-anchor). Integral membrane proteins that cross the entire membrane are referred to as transmembrane proteins.

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