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IB Bio - 1.3 Membrane structure (InThinking)
Key terms for IB Biology
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A lipid with a phosphate group in its hydrophillic head. The main consituent of cell membranes.
A double layer of phospholipids that makes up cell membranes
A steroid that forms an essential component of animal cell membranes.
The ability of membrane to let things in and out
A model of cell membranes in which proteins are embedded in a phospholipid bilayer.
Fluid mozaic model (Singer-Nicholson)
A model of cell membranes in which phospholipid bilayer is cover in a layer of protein.
Having both a hydrophilic region and a hydrophobic region
"Water-loving"; polar molecules (or parts of molecules) that are soluble in water
"Water-fearing"; nonpolar molecules (or parts of molecules) that do not dissolve in water.
A protein with one or more carbohydrates attached.
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