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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 31) Mammalian blood contains the equivalent of 0.15 M NaCl. Seawater contains the equivalent of 0.45 M NaCl. What will happen if red blood cells are transferred to seawater?
    A) Water will leave the cells, causing them to shrivel and collapse.
    B) NaCl will be exported from the red blood cells by facilitated diffusion.
    C) The blood cells will take up water, swell, and eventually burst.
    D) NaCl will passively diffuse into the red blood cells.
    E) The blood cells will expend ATP for active transport of NaCl into the cytoplasm
  1. a a
  2. b b
  3. c c

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

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  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.
    73) In the small airways of the lung, a thin layer of liquid is needed between the epithelial cells and the mucus layer in order for cilia to beat and move the mucus and trapped particles out of the lung. One hypothesis is that the volume of this airway surface liquid is regulated osmotically by transport of sodium and chloride ions across the epithelial cell membrane. How would the lack of a functional chloride channel in cystic fibrosis patients affect sodium ion transport and the volume of the airway surface liquid?
    A) Sodium ion transport will increase; higher osmotic potential will increase airway surface liquid volume.
    B) Sodium ion transport will increase; higher osmotic potential will decrease airway surface liquid volume.
    C) Sodium ion transport will decrease; lower osmotic potential will decrease airway surface liquid volume.
    D) Sodium ion transport will decrease; lower osmotic potential will increase the airway surface liquid volume.
    E) Sodium ion transport will be unaffected; lack of chloride transport still reduces osmotic potential and decreases the airway surface liquid volume.


  2. 52) In receptor-mediated endocytosis, receptor molecules initially project to the outside of the cell. Where do they end up after endocytosis?
    A) on the outside of vesicles
    B) on the inside surface of the cell membrane
    C) on the inside surface of the vesicle
    D) on the outer surface of the nucleus
    E) on the ER


  3. 1) Who was/were the first to propose that cell membranes are phospholipid bilayers?
    A) H. Davson and J. Danielli
    B) I. Langmuir
    C) C. Overton
    D) S. Singer and G. Nicolson
    E) E. Gorter and F. Grendel


  4. 27) Which of the following would likely move through the lipid bilayer of a plasma membrane most rapidly?
    A) CO2
    B) an amino acid
    C) glucose
    D) K+
    E) starch


  5. 42) The movement of potassium into an animal cell requires
    A) low cellular concentrations of sodium.
    B) high cellular concentrations of potassium.
    C) an energy source such as ATP.
    D) a cotransport protein.
    E) a potassium channel protein.