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  1. 9) In order for a protein to be an integral membrane protein it would have to be
    A) hydrophilic.
    B) hydrophobic.
    C) amphipathic, with at least one hydrophobic region.
    D) completely covered with phospholipids.
    E) exposed on only one surface of the membrane.
  2. 13) The primary function of polysaccharides attached to the glycoproteins and glycolipids of animal cell membranes is
    A) to facilitate diffusion of molecules down their concentration gradients.
    B) to actively transport molecules against their concentration gradients.
    C) to maintain the integrity of a fluid mosaic membrane.
    D) to maintain membrane fluidity at low temperatures.
    E) to mediate cell-to-cell recognition
  1. a c
  2. b e

5 Multiple choice questions

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

5 True/False questions

  1. 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


  2. 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.


  3. 25) Which of the following is a characteristic feature of a carrier protein in a plasma membrane?
    A) It is a peripheral membrane protein.
    B) It exhibits a specificity for a particular type of molecule.
    C) It requires the expenditure of cellular energy to function.
    D) It works against diffusion.
    E) It has few, if any, hydrophobic amino acids.


  4. 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.


  5. 26) Nitrous oxide gas molecules diffusing across a cell's plasma membrane is an example of
    A) diffusion across the lipid bilayer.
    B) facilitated diffusion.
    C) active transport.
    D) osmosis.
    E) cotransport.