Beta Barrel

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The beta-barrel is an intergral transmembrane protein which functions as a membrane channel for molecules. The beta-barrel consists of a varying number of beta strands, from as few as 8 to as many as 22. This form of transmembrane protein is abundant in the outer membrane of mitochondria, choroplasts, and many bacteria in contrast to alpha-helix cell membrane protein which is frequently found in eukaryotic cell membranes. 
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The beta-barrel is an [[Intergral transmembrane protein|intergral transmembrane protein]] which functions as a membrane channel for [[Molecules|molecules]]. The beta-barrel consists of a varying number of [[Beta strand|beta strands]], from as few as 8 to as many as 22. This form of [[Transmembrane protein|transmembrane protein]] is abundant in the outer membrane of [[Mitochondria|mitochondria]], [[Choroplasts|choroplasts]], and many [[Bacteria|bacteria]] in contrast to [[Alpha-helix|alpha-helix]] cell membrane protein which is frequently found in [[Eukaryotic|eukaryotic]] cell membranes <ref>Molecular Biology of the Cell, Alberts et al., 5th Edition (2007) Garland Science, New York.fckLRChapter 10 (pages 634-635).</ref>.&nbsp;  
  
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=== References  ===
  
 
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Molecular Biology of the Cell, Alberts et al, 5th Edition (2007) Garland Science, New York.<br>Chapter 10 (pages 634-635).<br>
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Latest revision as of 01:56, 18 October 2013

The beta-barrel is an intergral transmembrane protein which functions as a membrane channel for molecules. The beta-barrel consists of a varying number of beta strands, from as few as 8 to as many as 22. This form of transmembrane protein is abundant in the outer membrane of mitochondria, choroplasts, and many bacteria in contrast to alpha-helix cell membrane protein which is frequently found in eukaryotic cell membranes [1]

References

  1. Molecular Biology of the Cell, Alberts et al., 5th Edition (2007) Garland Science, New York.fckLRChapter 10 (pages 634-635).

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