Cell Membrane Components

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  • Cell membrane components
    • Phospholipids
      • Form a bilayer with hydrophobic tails and hydrophilic heads
      • Provides a barrier for water-soluble substances with charges
    • Cholesterol
      • Maintains the fluidity of the membrane
    • Protein
      • Form  channels where hydrophobic substances can pass
      • Transport substances across the membrane
      • Act as receptor sites
      • Act as enzymes


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