Asked • 06/01/19

If proteins have an overall charge, how do membrane proteins traverse through the hydrophobic region of the plasma membrane?

These two concepts seem almost contradictory, proteins have a net negative charge due to the amino acids in them each having a small negative charge, yet membrane proteins are able to exist traversing the plasma membrane, which is impermeable to charged molecules (hence the need for membrane proteins).How do these two statements remain true simultaneously?

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Jesse E. answered • 06/01/19

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