AS OCR Biology Unit 1 Module 1 The Fluid Mosaic Model

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The Fluid Mosaic Model

The main features of the fluid mosaic model are:
1) a bilayer of phospholipid molecules which form the basic structure
2) various protein molecules floating in the phospholipid bilayer
3) some extrinsic proteins partially embedded in the bilayer on the inside or the outside face
4) Other intrinsic proteins completely spanning the bilayer

Glycoproteins and Glycolipids:
- When phospholipid molecules have a carbohydrate part attached, they are called Glycolipids
- When protein molecules have a carbohydrate part attached, they are called Glycoproteins. 

Membrane components and their Roles:
1) Cholesterol
:
- Gives the…

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