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1.3A Cell membrane

Cell membrane structure

TermDefinition
carrier protein protein molecule that combines with a substance and transport it through the plasma membrane.
channel protein forms a channel to allow a particular molecule or ion to cross the plasma membrane
receptor protein located at the plasma membrane; binds to a substance that alters some metabolic aspect of the cell
fluid-mosaic model model for the plasma membrane based n the changing location and pattern of protein molecules in a fluid phospholipid bilayer.
glycolipids lipid in plasma membranes that bears a carbohydrate chain attached to a hydrophobic tail
glycoproteins protein in the plasma membrane that bears a carbohydrate chain
phosphlipids molecule that forms a bilayer of the cell's membranes; has a polar, hydrophyillic head bonded to two non-polar, hydrophobic tails
selectively permeable some substances can move freely across the membrane and some cannot.
Created by: gwynneth