cell membrane


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  • noun

Synonyms for cell membrane

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

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MP1 acts against microbial pathogens by disrupting the bacterial cell membrane.
coli, rests between the inner and outer cell membranes.
This work shows how chloride transporters can work with sodium channels in cell membranes to cause an influx of salt into a cell," said Philip Gale, study co-author professor from the University of Southampton in Britain.
Khalil, professor at the Universite de Sherbrooke and principal investigator of the study, said that the membrane fluidity, which refers to the viscosity of the lipid bi-layer of a cell membrane, is a marker of the cell function.
Singapore, June 30, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - Synthetic cell membranes invented at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), a research institute of Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), may improve the way we identify and develop drugs by speeding up and reducing the cost of the drug screening process.
The root was than pierced with a microelectrode filled with 1 M KCl to monitor the cell membrane potential.
Water moves freely between intra-cellular and extra-cellular compartments in response to osmotic pressure gradients created by effective solutes (Na+, K+, and mannitol) that are impermeable to the cell membrane (1).
Receiving this order from a global leader in the automobile market validates the investment we have made in developing an alternative to today's leading fuel cell membrane technology.
Several of the largest Japanese and Korean consumer electronics companies rank PolyFuel's membrane as the best portable fuel cell membrane available in the world today.
The skins are then mixed with the ball-shaped nanoparticles until they are coated with a red blood cell membrane.
Active tissues, like a beating heart or contracting muscle, need mechanisms to repair the inevitable cell membrane tears caused by physical stress and strain.
But the cell can tag menadione with another chemical group and pump out the resulting compound, called thiodione, through channels in the cell membrane.
The Asia Intelligence Wire recently reported that Mountain View, CA-based PolyFuel, a "leading provider of fuel cell membrane technology for portable electronic devices," expects to begin full-scale production of electrolyte membranes for direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs) in Japan by "late 2005.
Specifically, the Company said CT-2576 inhibited HIV expression by interfering with a specific species of a cell membrane phospholipid, called phosphatidic acid.
In this instance, cell locomotion is driven by the localised growth of a dynamic protein scaffold pushing against the cell membrane from the inside," says Dr Tyson, continuing, "Cells employ complex regulation, linked to environmental sensing, to make pseudopods highly accurate steering devices, which are of limited power though.