Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0019898 - extrinsic component of membrane

Synonyms: GO:0030396, extrinsic to membrane, peripheral membrane protein

Definition: The component of a membrane consisting of gene products and protein complexes that are loosely bound to one of its surfaces, but not integrated into the hydrophobic region.

Note that proteins extrinsic to membranes can be removed by treatments that do not disrupt the membrane, such as salt solutions.

Parent Classes:
GO:0044425 - membrane part

Part Of:
GO:0016020 - membrane

Child Classes:
GO:0019897 - extrinsic component of plasma membrane (24)

Term Members:
putative transport protein, ABC superfamily - ATP-binding component (ftsE),
vitamin B12 ABC transporter - ATP binding subunit (btuD),
malate dehydrogenase (mdh),
MacAB-TolC macrolide efflux transport system - membrane fusion protein

Unification Links: GO:0019898

Relationship Links: Wikipedia:RELATED-TO:Peripheral_membrane_protein

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of EcoCyc: Nucleic Acids Research 41:D605-12 2013
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