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.
GO:0044425 - membrane part
GO:0016020 - membrane
GO:0019897 - extrinsic component of plasma membrane (24)
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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