Overview of the fluid mosaic model

A brief overview

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Phospholipids and cholesterol

Phospholipids

Brief description

  • Has a phosphate head which is hydrophilic
  • 2 fatty acid chains which are hydrophobic
  • Provides a barrier between outside and inside of cell. The barrier is impermeable 

Cholesterol

Brief description

  • Important for the stability in strength of membrane
  • The more cholesterol you have the less fluid the membrne will be
  • Provides stability and strength
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Proteins, Glycolipids and Glycoproteins

Proteins 

  • Intrinsic, extrinsic and transport proteins
  • Allows substances to go through them and into the cell

Glycolipids

  • Phospholipid with carbohydrate chain attached
  • Cell signalling and cell recognition

Glycoproteins

  • Protein with carbohydrate chain attached
  • Cell signalling and cell recognition
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Diagram

(http://www.infoplease.com/images/cig/biology/02fig01.png)

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Comments

kelsie

is quite dull could use more color and knowledge is quite basic and more would be needed in exams. but still good :) thanks x

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