cytomembrane


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 (sī′tə-mĕm′brān)

cytomembrane

(ˌsaɪtəʊˈmɛmbreɪn)
n
a membrane around a cell that encloses cytoplasm and acts as a semi-permeable barrier
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Noun1.cytomembrane - a thin membrane (a double layer of lipids) enclosing the cytoplasm of a cellcytomembrane - a thin membrane (a double layer of lipids) enclosing the cytoplasm of a cell; proteins in the membrane control passage of ions (like sodium or potassium or calcium) in and out of the cell; "all cells have a cell membrane"
cell - (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
semipermeable membrane - a membrane (as a cell membrane) that allows some molecules to pass through but not others
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As expected, the expression of AECI cell specific marker AQP-5 and AECII cell marker SP-C were observed on the cytomembrane and in the cytoplasm of subset cells, respectively (Figure 4).
Endothelial NOS was expressed in the cytomembrane, and minimal eNOS was detected in the endothelium, vascular media, and adventitia of normal cerebral artery tissue.
Flavonoids could generate an antimicrobial and antifungal effect by inhibiting bacterial nucleic acid synthesis and by destroying the bacterial cytomembrane [4].
No staining of cytomembrane was scored for 0 point, incomplete staining of cytomembrane and percentage of positive cells less than 10% was scored for one point, complete staining of cytomembrane and percentage of positive cells less than 10% for two point, and complete staining of cytomembrane or percentage of positive cells no less than 10% was determined as three points.