Membrane Structure and Function
How do varied membrane composition and the structural features of component macromolecules in different cells contribute to membrane function?
- Draw the structure of a lipid and explain how the structure allows a lipid bilayer to spontaneously assemble in an aqueous environment.
- Explain the importance of membrane lipid and protein component structural asymmetries in membrane function.
- Describe the process by which membranes grow, are turned over, or are absorbed.
- Explain why different membranes have different lipid and protein constituents.