Cell membrane question ..

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Cell membrane question ..

Post by ineedhelpbad » Sat Nov 19, 2005 10:08 pm

I have to use 3 diagrams to show how the structure of the membrane is determained by the nature of its constituients (components i guess)

so far all i have come up with is drawing 2 things which im not even sure if they are correct:

number one: drawing a protein inside a cell membrane and saying how the proteins can change the membranes shape depending on how many there are and the positions of them because they are all part of the membrane
0 = protein - = bilayer
so i guess that changes they shape (considering aspects such as number of proteins, size, shape)

second thing i can think of is drawing a lipid.

[polar heads] N
[non polar tails] l l

but this i have no clue how to relate to structure, and i need 1 more picture

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Post by Poison » Sun Nov 20, 2005 5:11 pm

when drawing a cell membrane you should dram the lipids like that:
O: hydrophilic heads
ll: hydrophobic tails

ll ll ll ll ll
ll ll ll ll ll
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Post by rinchan » Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:06 am

why don't you use google ,it can search whatever you want. such as: http://images.google.com/images?q=cell+membrane&hl=en
google luck ^_^

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