Definition of transmembrane in English:

transmembrane

adjective

Biology
  • Existing or occurring across a cell membrane.

    ‘transmembrane conductance’
    • ‘These transmembrane molecules link the cell to laminins and collagen in the basal lamina.’
    • ‘Cells can be damaged from cell heating, transmembrane loading, and electrochemical effects.’
    • ‘The dye has already proven successful for live cell measurements of transmembrane potential.’
    • ‘It is important for cell surface recognition and transmembrane signaling during T-cell activation.’
    • ‘Membrane proteins consist of transmembrane proteins and anchored membrane proteins.’
    • ‘Ion channels are transmembrane proteins that regulate ionic permeability in cell membranes.’

Pronunciation

transmembrane

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