Plasma Membrane (cell membrane)
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Plasma membrane (cell membrane)
Regulates what enters and leaves the cell and separates the internal environment of the cell from the external environment
Fluid Mosaic Model
Describes the following properties of the cell membrane: 1. cell membrane is fluid, flexible and moves. 2. cell membrane is composed of proteins, lipids and carbohydrates.
The term to describe a cell membrane that allows some substances to pass, but not others
The cell membrane is made of two layers of lipid molecules.
Makes up the cell membrane; has 1 head (hydrophilic) and 2 tails (hydrophobic)
part of the phospholipid that is attracted to water.
Part of the phospholipid that is not attracted to water.
Means "water lovings" Describes the heads (circle portion) of the phospholipids
Means water fearing. Describes the tails of the phospholipids
This component of the cell membrane allows different cells in your body to identify each other.
This component of the cell membrane allows the transport of specific substances across a cell membrane.
This component of the cell membrane provides stability and flexibility for the structure.
Extracellular fluid and cytoplasm
This region around the cell membrane contains water.
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