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[plasma + Greek lemma, husk; see lemma2.]
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(ˌplæzməˈlɛmə) or

plasma membrane

(Biology) other names for cell membrane
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cell′ mem`brane

the semipermeable membrane enclosing the cytoplasm of a cell.
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In many places, the plasmalemma between the microtriches and that of the epithelial cells of the host intestine are lacking, so that the matrix of the tegument is in direct contact with the cytoplasm of the host cells.
In apoptotic cells, the phospholipid phosphatidylserine is exposed on the outer surface of plasmalemma, leading to binding of Annexin-V and apoptotic cells stain green.
However, higher ion leakage at 5 +- 1 AdegC than 10 +- 1 AdegC is because of structural changes and disruption of plasmalemma (Saltveit, 2002; Suwapanich and Haewsungcharoen, 2007).
On the other hand, phospholipids are the main components of plasmalemma and are involved in the transport processes across this biological membrane.
[1,2] B2M is present on the plasmalemma of many cells, including infiltrating lymphocytes and salivary gland epithelial cells, and its increased levels in saliva may be related to salivary gland inflammatory activity in SS.
The basal lumen showed lateral infoldings close to the adjacent plasmalemma. The basal plasmalemma showed tight junctional complexes with adjacent cell membrane and in certain areas distinct intercellular canaliculi were present between the cells.
Figure 5A presented the scanning electronic microscopy image of seed imbibed for 2 hours where the radicle meristem cells were uniforms, and the plasmalemma was intact and adhered to the cell wall.
Similar to this work, these authors reported that the increase in the sodium content of the externa environment leads to a reduction of calcium levels in the tissues of corn plants and Passifloraceae, as sodium displaces calcium from the plasmalemma of root cells, resuLting in membrane integrity loss and cytosolic output flow of organic and inorganic solutes.
The melatonin supplementation at 0.5 mM might have eliminated the toxic ROS, whereas sperm plasmalemma saturated with melatonin at 1.5 mM concentration may have depleted all ROS/NOS and thereby had a depressing effect on sperm plasma membrane integrity (Martin-Hidalgo et al., 2011).
The results by immunohisto-chemistry staining (Figure 4(a)) showed that E-cadherin was located in the plasmalemma and cytoplasm of tubular epithelial cells.