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I can't find a good explanation as to how a whole protein molecule enters a cell membrane. Is it through endocytotic vesicles, with the help of ATP? How does this occur?

Thanks for the help!

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  • $\begingroup$ Are you asking about translocation, or about folded proteins passing through membranes? $\endgroup$
    – James
    Mar 25, 2020 at 9:20
  • $\begingroup$ Learning about both would be great! $\endgroup$ Mar 25, 2020 at 9:21
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    $\begingroup$ Wikipedia has some information on translocation, and follow that up with their article on the translocon (the machinery that threads nascent peptides through the membrane). The Nuclear pore complex is a good example of a machinery that allows larger folded proteins through the membrane. $\endgroup$
    – James
    Mar 25, 2020 at 9:31
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    $\begingroup$ For now, I am going to suggest that your question should be closed because I think it needs a bit more focus to fit the shorter answer Q&A style of this site, but if you have any specific questions along the way, please post a new question or edit this question. I hope that helps :) $\endgroup$
    – James
    Mar 25, 2020 at 9:31

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