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Fluid Mosaic Model
Terms in this set (11)
plasma/cell surface membrane
The membrane that surrounds every cell, forming the selectively permeable boundary between the cell and its environment. It is made up of a double layer of phospholipids with embedded proteins
A molecule consisting of a glycerol molecule, two fatty acid molecules and a phosphate group covalently bonded together
Associating with water molecules easily (water-loving).
A lipid with carbohydrate molecules attached.
A protein with carbohydrate molecules attached.
A lipid molecule (not a triglyceride) found in all cell membranes and involved in the synthesis of steroid hormones.
A protein found in membranes, which is capable of carrying a specific molecule or ion through the membrane by active transport.
A protein pore that spans a membrane, through which very small ions and water soluble molecules may pass.
A double layer of phospholipids that makes up plasma and organelle membranes
fluid mosaic model
The model of cell membrane structure proposed by Singer and Nicholson -
A membrane structure depicting a cellular membrane as a mosaic of diverse protein molecules embedded in a fluid bilayer of phospholipid molecules. Floating.