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Are there two or three types of membrane proteins?

  1. Feb 29, 2016 #1
    Most sources I've read state that there are two types of membrane proteins: integral and peripheral.

    However, my lecturer has been saying there is a third type: lipid anchoring.

    Doing a search online, I've found many sources say that there are only two types, whilst others say there are three.
    The ones that say two types state that lipid anchoring is a type of peripheral protein, while others say it is a type of integral protein.

    I'm getting quite confused about this, so my question is, are there two or are there three types of membrane proteins? And if there are only two, then which of the two types is lipid anchoring?

    Thanks in advance
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  3. Mar 5, 2016 #2
    Thanks for the post! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post?
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