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Re: i want to know what is cell membrane doing in an ....

Date: Sun Nov 5 19:49:46 2006
Posted By: Michel Ouellet, Projects leader
Area of science: General Biology
ID: 1162250904.Gb

Hi Edwin,

The cell membrane is composed of lipids, lipidated proteins and proteins
that interact in order to compose a permeable, highly adaptable, barrier
against the extracellular milieu.

This membrane changes and adapts according to various stimuli in order to
maintain homeostasis.  This is also true when a cell is transplanted. 
However, there is no indication that the cell membrane of a transplanted
cell changes its function or its composition following its transplantation
in a similar environment.

Thanks for your question,


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