Cell Biology 3 - Membranes 1

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  1. All cells are limited by a cell membrane. What are the functions of a cell membrane?
  2. What is compartmentalisation of a cell?
  3. What does a selectively permeable barrier accomplish?
  4. How does a cell membrane facilitate the transport of solutes?
  5. How do membranes facilitate communication and intercellular interaction?
  6. How do enzymes provide the scaffold for ordered biochemical reactions?

  7. How does the membrane provide support for the cytoskeleton and adjacent cells?
  8. What is the general structure of a cell membrane?
  9. What two faces do all membrane bilayers have?
  10. How are membranes held together?
  11. What type of non-covalent interactions hold the bilayer together?
  12. What is the fluid mosaic model of cell membranes?
  13. What are membranes composed of?
  14. How do the chemical structures of nerve cells, red blood cells, and liver cells differ?
  15. What are the general rules for how the chemical structure of a membrane effects its function?
  16. How do lipids move within the bilayer?
  17. How are lipids distrubuted between the two halves of the bilayer?
  18. What do phospholipid translocators do?
  19. Why is lipid asymmetry important?
  20. Where are glycolipids exclusively found?
  21. What can lablled heterokaryons show?

  22. What is FRAP and what does it show?

  23. What is a summary of the features of the fluid mosaic model?

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Cell Biology 3 - Membranes 1
2014-10-13 09:17:46
Cell Biology Membranes
Cell Biology 2 - Membranes 1+2
Cell Biology 3 - Membranes 1+2
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