name: extrinsic component of membrane
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def: "The component of a membrane consisting of gene products and protein complexes that are loosely bound to one of its surfaces, but not integrated into the hydrophobic region." [GOC:dos, GOC:jl, GOC:mah]
comment: Note that proteins extrinsic to membranes can be removed by treatments that do not disrupt the membrane, such as salt solutions.
synonym: "extrinsic to membrane" EXACT 
synonym: "peripheral membrane protein" EXACT 
is_a: GO:0110165 ! cellular anatomical entity
relationship: part_of: GO:0016020 ! membrane
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