Cell Membrane Transport

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Fluid Mosaic

- Fluid - refers to the mobility of proteins and phospholipid within their own monolayer

- Mosaic - refers to the pattern produced by proteins

Phospholipid

- provides basic structure and fluidity

- barrier to most polar and water soluble molecules and ions

Cholesterol

- regulates fluidity

- storage

- resticts movement of phospholipids

Glycoproteins and Glycoplipids

- cell recognition

- act as receptors to hormones and neurotransmitters

- stabilizes membrane by forming hydrogen bonds with water molecules

Diffusion

- the net movement of molecules from a region of high concentration to a region of…

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