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Membrane help

Post by bionut720 » Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:33 am

How do membranes act as isolating structures? I know how they compartmentalize but not isolate???

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Post by CoffeaRobusta » Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:55 am

compartmentalize
To separate into distinct parts, categories, or compartments

isolate
To set apart or cut off from others.

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Post by Dr.Stein » Sun Apr 08, 2007 5:47 am

For example, lysosome contains dangerous hydrolitic enzyme (lysozyme), then it is wrapped by double-layered membrane.
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Post by mith » Sun Apr 08, 2007 6:16 am

*suggests bionut read forum rules before making more posts*
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