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Membrane structure

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Lipid bilayer of the cell membrane - model by wellcome images

We’ll use this presentation in class.  You’ll need to be able to:

  • Draw and label a diagram to show the fluid mosaic model of membrane structure.
  • Explain the terms hydrophobic and hydrophilic, and how these properties help to maintain membrane structure.
  • List the many functions of membrane proteins.

And for a good idea of where this is taking us, here’s a short video.