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By Walter F. Boron, Emile L. Boulpaep

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The fatty acids or prenyl groups act as hydrophobic tails that anchor an otherwise soluble protein to the bilayer. These proteins are all located at the intracellular leaflet of the membrane bilayer and often participate in intracellular signaling and growth regulation pathways. The family of lipid-linked proteins includes the small and heterotrimeric guanosine triphosphate (GTP)–binding proteins, kinases, and oncogene products (see Chapter 3). Many of these proteins are involved in relaying the signals that are received at the cell surface to the effector machinery within the cell interior.

A single amphipathic helix with a hydrophilic surface along one edge and hydrophobic surfaces elsewhere. Channels are made from multiple subunits or pseudomultimeric proteins. P loop Figure 2-8 Amphipathic α helices interacting to form a channel through the cell membrane. This is an example of a potassium channel. For some classes of channels, each subunit has 6 transmembrane helices. Parts of the molecule facing the pore have hydrophilic surfaces. Hydrophilic 19 20 Section II • Physiology of Cells and Molecules enzymatic cleavage.

As a consequence, the intracellular domain either becomes enzymatically active or can interact with cytoplasmic proteins that are involved in the generation of so-called second messengers. Either mechanism completes the transmission of the hormone signal across the membrane. The transmembrane disposition of a hormone receptor thus creates a single, continuous communication medium that is capable of conveying, through its own structural modifications, information from the environment to the cellular interior.

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