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Unformatted text preview: iv. Phospholipids automatically fill holes. 1. Helps the membrane fuse during vesicle formation phagocytosis and related processes v. Phospholipids differ in 1. Fatty acid chain length 2. Degree of unsaturation 3. And polar groups present vi. The outside and inside of the phospholipid is quite different b. Membrane proteins are asymmetrically distributed i. In plasma membranes 1 protein for every 25 phospholipids ii. Membrane proteins 1. Hydrophilic regions: a. Stretches of amino acids with hydrophilic side chains. b. These domains interact with water sticking out into the aqueous extracellular environment of cytoplasm 2. Hydrophobic regions: a. Stretches of amino acids with hydrophobic side chains...
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This note was uploaded on 10/14/2009 for the course BIS 64982 taught by Professor Comai during the Spring '09 term at UC Davis.
- Spring '09