cell membrane

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Synonyms for cell membrane

a thin membrane (a double layer of lipids) enclosing the cytoplasm of a cell

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David Julius of the University of California, San Francisco and his colleagues wondered whether pain-inducing venom ingredients might activate the dual-purpose cell-surface channels.
To get inside the lining cells on their way to the rest of the body, CVBs need to attach to a cell-surface receptor that's buried within the tight junction.
This protein is the primary cell-surface receptor that is commandeered by HIV, which uses it to enter white blood cells.
Teasing apart the complex circuitry of the brain might someday proceed with the flip of a switch, now that scientists have invented a light-responsive version of a common class of cell-surface proteins.
A cell-surface protein found in the nervous system plays a central role in a chronic-pain condition known as neuropathy, a new study in rodents suggests.
DCC codes for a cell-surface receptor that binds to netrin-1, which scientists had previously linked to nervous system development.
These scientists' initial suspicion centered on neurotransmitter receptors, the cell-surface proteins that respond to the chemical signals that nerve cells secrete.