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Fluid bilayer model


A model depicting the organization of the components of biological membranes


This model is the widely accepted model to describe the structural organization of biological membranes, such as the plasma membrane. In this model, the phospholipid component is arranged in bilayer whereas the proteins are seemingly floating on the bilayer, indicating fluidity.

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  • See the cell biology tutorial fluid mosaic model.

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lateral movement of proteins in lipid bilayer

... , but movement of either from one face of the bilayer to the other is prohibited. In the fluid mosaic model the proteins can float within the lipid bilayer while traversing ...

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by 113zami
Sat Aug 02, 2008 2:56 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: lateral movement of proteins in lipid bilayer
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http://xkxy.org:Bible exact description of DNA and ATP

... complexes, called F0 and F1. In binding-change model, F0 and F1 function as a pair of rotary motors ... world. The membrane architecture is a lipid bilayer and proteins embedded in the bilayer. 12C: ... word that's been missed is that it's a "fluid" bilayer. And s/he/it would be looking ...

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by lupine_nickt
Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:11 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: http://xkxy.org:Bible exact description of DNA and ATP
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Re: Cell membrane

... Gorter&Grendel-membranes are phospholypid bilayers 1935 Davson&Danielli-sandwich model-phospoholipid bilayer between two layers of proteins 1972 Singer&Nicolson -fluid mosaic membrane model-membrane is a mosaic of proteins ...

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by zami'87.
Sat Feb 11, 2006 10:29 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Cell membrane
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Bacteria, ect.

... a very obvious one - heard of the phospholipid bilayer, or fluid mosaic model? =D

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by chemistry_freako
Thu Jun 30, 2005 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bacteria, ect.
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proteins in the plasma membrane

... Membrane: Separation Structure: • Phosoholipid bilayer • Contains integral proteins and peripheral ... • Lipid molecules and proteins move laterally (fluid mosaic model) Function: • Separates cells from the environment ...

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by biostudent84
Sun Nov 14, 2004 6:06 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: proteins in the plasma membrane
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