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  1. 46) Proton pumps are used in various ways by members of every domain of organisms: Bacteria, Archaea, and Eukarya. What does this most probably mean?
    A) Proton pumps must have evolved before any living organisms were present on Earth.
    B) Proton gradients across a membrane were used by cells that were the common ancestor of all three domains of life.
    C) The high concentration of protons in the ancient atmosphere must have necessitated a pump mechanism.
    D) Cells of each domain evolved proton pumps independently when oceans became more acidic.
    E) Proton pumps are necessary to all cell membranes.
  2. 39) In most cells, there are electrochemical gradients of many ions across the plasma membrane even though there are usually only one or two electrogenic pumps present in the membrane. The gradients of the other ions are most likely accounted for by
    A) cotransport proteins.
    B) ion channels.
    C) carrier proteins.
    D) passive diffusion across the plasma membrane.
    E) cellular metabolic reactions that create or destroy ions.
  3. 10) When a membrane is freeze-fractured, the bilayer splits down the middle between the two layers of phospholipids. In an electron micrograph of a freeze-fractured membrane, the bumps seen on the fractured surface of the membrane are
    A) peripheral proteins.
    B) phospholipids.
    C) carbohydrates.
    D) integral proteins.
    E) cholesterol molecules.
  4. 19) In a paramecium, cell surface integral membrane proteins are synthesized
    A) in the cytoplasm by free ribosomes.
    B) by ribosomes in the nucleus.
    C) by ribosomes bound to the rough endoplasmic reticulum.
    D) by ribosomes in the Golgi vesicles.
    E) by ribosomes bound to the inner surface of the plasma membrane.
  1. a b
  2. b d
  3. c a
  4. d c

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  2. c
  3. d
  4. e
  5. b

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  1. 45) The sodium-potassium pump in animal cells requires cytoplasmic ATP to pump ions across the plasma membrane. When the proteins of the pump are first synthesized in the rough ER, what side of the ER membrane will the ATP binding site be on?
    A) It will be on the cytoplasmic side of the ER.
    B) It will be on the side facing the interior of the ER.
    C) It could be facing in either direction because proteins are properly reoriented in the Golgi apparatus.
    D) It doesn't matter, because the pump is not active in the ER.


  2. 17) Which of these are not embedded in the hydrophobic portion of the lipid bilayer at all?
    A) transmembrane proteins
    B) integral proteins
    C) peripheral proteins
    D) integrins
    E) glycoproteins


  3. 4) Which of the following types of molecules are the major structural components of the cell membrane?
    A) phospholipids and cellulose
    B) nucleic acids and proteins
    C) phospholipids and proteins
    D) proteins and cellulose
    E) glycoproteins and cholesterol


  4. 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.

    71) The CFTR protein belongs to what category of membrane proteins?
    A) gap junctions
    B) aquaporins
    C) electrogenic ion pumps
    D) cotransporters
    E) hydrophilic channels


  5. 21) Cell membranes are asymmetrical. Which of the following is the most likely explanation?
    A) The cell membrane forms a border between one cell and another in tightly packed tissues such as epithelium.
    B) Cell membranes communicate signals from one organism to another.
    C) The two sides of a cell membrane face different environments and carry out different functions.
    D) The "innerness" and "outerness" of membrane surfaces are predetermined by genes.
    E) Proteins can only be associated with the cell membranes on the cytoplasmic side.


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