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  1. 33) In which of the following would there be the greatest need for osmoregulation?
    A) an animal connective tissue cell bathed in isotonic body fluid
    B) cells of a tidepool animal such as an anemone
    C) a red blood cell surrounded by plasma
    D) a lymphocyte before it has been taken back into lymph fluid
    E) a plant being grown hydroponically (in a watery mixture of designated nutrients)
  2. Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease in humans in which the CFTR protein, which functions as a chloride ion channel, is missing or nonfunctional in cell membranes.
    73) In the small airways of the lung, a thin layer of liquid is needed between the epithelial cells and the mucus layer in order for cilia to beat and move the mucus and trapped particles out of the lung. One hypothesis is that the volume of this airway surface liquid is regulated osmotically by transport of sodium and chloride ions across the epithelial cell membrane. How would the lack of a functional chloride channel in cystic fibrosis patients affect sodium ion transport and the volume of the airway surface liquid?
    A) Sodium ion transport will increase; higher osmotic potential will increase airway surface liquid volume.
    B) Sodium ion transport will increase; higher osmotic potential will decrease airway surface liquid volume.
    C) Sodium ion transport will decrease; lower osmotic potential will decrease airway surface liquid volume.
    D) Sodium ion transport will decrease; lower osmotic potential will increase the airway surface liquid volume.
    E) Sodium ion transport will be unaffected; lack of chloride transport still reduces osmotic potential and decreases the airway surface liquid volume.
  3. 8) Which of the following is one of the ways that the membranes of winter wheat are able to remain fluid when it is extremely cold?
    A) by increasing the percentage of unsaturated phospholipids in the membrane
    B) by increasing the percentage of cholesterol molecules in the membrane
    C) by decreasing the number of hydrophobic proteins in the membrane
    D) by cotransport of glucose and hydrogen
    E) by using active transport
  1. a c
  2. b b
  3. c a

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  1. a
  2. b
  3. e
  4. a
  5. e

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  1. 3) Singer and Nicolson's fluid mosaic model of the membrane proposed that
    A) membranes are a phospholipid bilayer.
    B) membranes are a phospholipid bilayer between two layers of hydrophilic proteins.
    C) membranes are a single layer of phospholipids and proteins.
    D) membranes consist of protein molecules embedded in a fluid bilayer of phospholipids.
    E) membranes consist of a mosaic of polysaccharides and proteins.
    c

          

  2. 78) Which of the following factors would tend to increase membrane fluidity?
    A) a greater proportion of unsaturated phospholipids
    B) a greater proportion of saturated phospholipids
    C) a lower temperature
    D) a relatively high protein content in the membrane
    E) a greater proportion of relatively large glycolipids compared with lipids having smaller molecular masses
    c

          

  3. 41) Which of the following is most likely true of a protein that cotransports glucose and sodium ions into the intestinal cells of an animal?
    A) The sodium ions are moving down their electrochemical gradient while glucose is moving up.
    B) Glucose entering the cell along its concentration gradient provides energy for uptake of sodium ions against the electrochemical gradient.
    C) Sodium ions can move down their electrochemical gradient through the cotransporter whether or not glucose is present outside the cell.
    D) The cotransporter can also transport potassium ions.
    E) A substance that blocks sodium ions from binding to the cotransport protein will also block the transport of glucose.
    a

          

  4. 40) The sodium-potassium pump is called an electrogenic pump because it
    A) pumps equal quantities of Na+ and K+ across the membrane.
    B) pumps hydrogen ions out of the cell.
    C) contributes to the membrane potential.
    D) ionizes sodium and potassium atoms.
    E) is used to drive the transport of other molecules against a concentration gradient
    c

          

  5. Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease in humans in which the CFTR protein, which functions as a chloride ion channel, is missing or nonfunctional in cell membranes.
    72) If the sodium ion concentration outside the cell increases, and the CFTR channel is open, in what direction will chloride ions and water move across the cell membrane?
    A) Chloride ions will move out of the cell, and water will move into the cell.
    B) Both chloride ions and water will move out of the cell.
    C) Chloride ions will move into the cell, and water will move out of the cell.
    D) Both chloride ions and water will move into the cell.
    E) The movement of chloride ions and water molecules will not be affected by changes in sodium ion concentration outside the cell.
    b

          

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