difference between intrinsic and extrinsic protein

Asked by ranjeetdevillie | 3rd Jul, 2020, 01:46: PM

Expert Answer:

Intrinsic Proteins

Extrinsic Proteins

They are embedded in the plasma membrane partially or completely.

They are present on the surface of the plasma membrane.

They constitute 70% of the total membrane proteins.

They constitute 30% of the total membrane proteins.

They are more hydrophobic and less hydrophilic.

They are more hydrophilic and less hydrophobic.

They function as carrier proteins, enzymes, permeases.

They function as receptors, antigens.

Example: Glycophorin, rhodopsin

Example: Erythrocyte spectrin

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 3rd Jul, 2020, 07:42: PM