An organism with a cell wall would most likely be unable to take in materials through
Which of the following is most likely true of a protein that cotransports glucose and sodium ions into the intestinal cells of an animal?
A substance that blocks sodium ions from binding to the cotransport protein will also block the transport of glucose
The presence of cholesterol in the plasma membranes of some animals
enables the membrane to stay fluid more easily when cell temperature drops
Which of the following would likely move through the lipid bilayer of a plasma membrane most rapidly?
An animal cell lacking oligosaccharides on the external surface of its plasma membrane would likely be impaired in which function?
Singer and Nicolson's fluid mosaic model of the membrane proposed that
membranes consist of protein molecules embedded in a fluid bilayer of phospholipids.
The sodium-potassium pump in animal cells requires cytoplasmic ATP to pump ions across the plasma membrane. When the proteins of the pump are first synthesized in the rough ER, what side of the ER membrane will the ATP binding site be on?
It will be on the cytoplasmic side of the ER.
Mammalian blood contains the equivalent of 0.15 M NaCl. Seawater contains the equivalent of 0.45 M NaCl. What will happen if red blood cells are transferred to seawater?
Water will leave the cells, causing them to shrivel and collapse.
Some regions of the plasma membrane, called lipid rafts, have a higher concentration of cholesterol molecules. As a result, these lipid rafts
are more rigid than the surrounding membrane
In receptor-mediated endocytosis, receptor molecules initially project to the outside of the cell. Where do they end up after endocytosis?