water's contribution to membrane structure...please help

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water's contribution to membrane structure...please help

Post by boopdedoop13 » Tue Sep 19, 2006 6:38 pm

The question is(off of AP Bio 2003 exam): Describe how the properties of water contributr to the plasma membrane structure.

any help would be great, thanks!

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Re: water's contribution to membrane structure...please help

Post by zami'87. » Tue Sep 19, 2006 7:13 pm

boopdedoop13 wrote:The question is(off of AP Bio 2003 exam): Describe how the properties of water contributr to the plasma membrane structure.

any help would be great, thanks!


Just read about proporties of phospholipids:nonpolar hydrophobic tails and hydrphilic polar head...in any basic biochemistry textbook u should find the answer
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Post by Ultrashogun » Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:37 pm

Search for hydrophobic effect.

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Post by baikuza » Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:59 am

and find out the pics of cell membrane(fosfolipid bilayer)

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Post by MrMistery » Wed Sep 20, 2006 5:51 pm

google formation of so-called hidrophobic bonds. These "bonds" are the most important in maintaining membrane integrity.
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